Fix: SChannel Fatal Alert 40

Originally published at: Fix: SChannel Fatal Alert 40

SChannel or Secure Channel contains a set of security protocols that provide encrypted identity authentication and secure communication. However, there are certain HTTPS sites which users cannot connect through Internet Explorer, and will get the event log entry like “SChannel: “The following fatal alert was received: 40”. Also, due to some NVIDIA updates, users found…

Me, too. Annoying.

Problem persists…

Sure, keep me updated.


I have deleted NVIDIA GeForce Experience and FipsAlgorithmPolicy was already set to 0. Also I have unchecked all TLS1.2 in the Internet Options Advanced Tab…I will let you know if the problem persists. Thank you for the advice thus far…

Try this:-

  1. Press the “Windows + R” keys together to open the run program.
  2. Now type “inetcpl.cpl” and press enter.
  3. Once the Internet Options are opened head over to the “Advanced” tab.
  4. Now scroll down till you find “TLS 1.2” and make sure that it’s unchecked.

Check to see if the issue persists.

If it does persist copy the whole description that error is giving and reply back to me with it.

Dang, no NVIDIA GeForce Experience exists on my computer, and the “FipsAlgorithmPolicy” Key was already set to “0”… ;-(

Something else must be causing this error on my machine, as it’s neither of these items.