Win10 chrome ssl

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Explanations

On some Windows 10 deployments, Chrome might not connect to anything; seeming to time out and say "Establishing secure connection" in the taskbar at the bottom. This fix was found on https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/9rtf87/win10_google_chrome_establishing_secure/

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Fix

NOTE: You must be a Local Administrator on the machine to fix this.

  • First, you must stop the Cryptographic Service:
    • Open Task Manager, click "More Details" at bottom
    • Click Services tab
    • Scroll down to CryptSvc and right-click, Stop
  • Next, make a backup of the \Root\ key
    • Open regedit
    • Scroll down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\Root\
    • Right-click ProtectedRoots. You may get an error here about something being "out of order", this is part of the over-all issue we're fixing.
    • Find your account, tick "Allow Full Control", click Apply
    • Right-click back on Root, Export to Desktop
  • Now, delete the whole key of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\Root\
  • Reboot your system

Chrome should now connect correctly. You can now safely delete your exported backup if you want.

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