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How to fix Google Chrome Invalid server certificate problem

Google chrome user now a day’s facing new problem whenever they browser internet get Invalid Server certificate notification which certainly irritate users. So, today we will tell you how you can fix chrome invalid server certificate.


What is  chrome invalid server certificate problem?

This chrome invalid server certificate problem occurs because current version of chrome 18.0.1025.151 creates a file called “chrome_shutdown_ms.txt” every time the browser is closed. When user reopened browser, SSL sites are no longer accessible instead it gives “Invalid Server Certificate” message.

Step to fix chrome invalid server certificate

I am going to fix it this by two methods 1) Google Chrome stable update and 2) window 7 chrome file fixing.

Fix 1: Open Google chrome and click on the right hand side ‘customized and control chrome’ button.

chrome internal server certification

2. After that scroll down to ‘About Google Chrome’ and click it.

 3. When you click on that option Google will check for update and if it available then clicks on ‘Re-launch’ button and your chrome will be in stable update.

google chrome internal server certification

Once will you update your browser you will get rid from this Chrome Invalid server certificate error.

Fix 2: This fix can work on temporary basis on window 7 and vista operating system in this will try not to create ‘Chrome_shutdown_ms.txt’ file.

  1. To fix this problem manually you have to navigate to “Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data”.
  2. Once you are in this delete ‘chrome_shutdown_ms.txt’ file.
  3.  Reopen Chrome, and SSL sites should work again.

Tips to avoid chrome invalid server certificate

To avoid this problem i would suggest you not to directly close your browser when lot of tab is open. As, when you close browser directly when Tab open it create ‘chrome_shutdown_ms.txt’ file. Best option to close your entire tab either manually or by ‘Ctrl + W’.

Updated: April 12, 2012 — 7:55 pm


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  1. This is really a nice tutorial. Thanks for information. its worth reading.

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