Kaspersky Internet Security Blocking Wget SSL (GnuWin32)

  • 22 September 2021
  • 2 replies

I got an SSL handshake error when trying to run the following wget command (GnuWin32):

wget --no-check-certificate https://example.com

Terminal output:

SYSTEM_WGETRC = c:/progra~1/wget/etc/wgetrc
syswgetrc = C:\Program Files (x86)\GnuWin32/etc/wgetrc
Resolving ...
Connecting to ... connected.
OpenSSL: error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure
Unable to establish SSL connection.

I have tried adding the program into exclusions, but I still wasn’t able to solve the SSL handshake error. Even pausing my Kaspesky Internet Securty didn’t solve the error.


Can anyone help with my issue? Thanks.

2 replies

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Hello @MatthewI

Welcome back!

  1. Please Read before you create a new topic!
  2. IF KIS is paused, why/how is the problem caused by KIS? 
  3. In KIS Reports, are there any errors that match the issue?
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SSL v3 is not security protocol. Now using TLS 1.2 or higher instead. Do you enable SSL 3.0 support in windows internet settings?

I check the command with TLS enabled. No problem has been found.