This post was most recently updated on January 13th, 2013
This problem has been all over the internet and it is been experienced by different chrome fans. To start with am a proud owner of a top notch laptop computer that operates on Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 bit – Fully activated. And i used to be a dye-in-the wool fan boy of Mozilla firefox, But recently i fell in love with google chrome majorly because it doesn’t hang like my firefox and it doesn’t consume much system resources.
However, just when I started enjoying my new love “google chrome” i was hit by this error or call it bug. this annoying bug only occur when I am visiting an SSL site meaning any site with https e.g facebook, gmail, yahoo Paypal e.t.c. The exact error i get is as illustrated below:
Invalid Server Certificate
You attempted to reach mail.google.com, but the server presented an invalid certificate.
You cannot proceed because the website operator has requested heightened security for this domain.
I tried all I could to no avail on my windows 8 to make this work untill i almost give up. And as i speak, i have found the solution and am sure that as long as this solution works for my windows 8 64 bit, it will work for windows 7 64 bit too. However before i proceed with what ultimately solve my own SSL problem with chrome, let me first highlight all the trouble shooting aids available for the SSL bug.
How to Solve the Invalid Server Certificate on Google chrome on Windows 7 and Windows 8:
1. The very first thing you must do is to check if your computer’s time and date is correct
2. You should also make sure you installed at least all the important windows updates available for your computer
3. Now make sure you uninstall the current google chrome version that is given you the error (i used revo uninstaller pro to uninstall the chrome version just to be sure no left overs)
In my case what worked for me was step 2 and step four your case may be different from mine, but no matter your own peculiarity all the steps will solve your problem. so if this has been helpful to you, why not simply share with those who might be experiencing this same problem.