Internet Explorer: How to Disable the SSL 3.0 Protocol Although these instructions and screenshots are for Internet Explorer (IE) 10, they will work for other versions of IE. Open IE. In IE, click the Tools symbol (gear) and then, click Internet Options. In the Internet Options window on the Advanced tab, under Settings, scroll down to the Security section. In the Security section, locate the Use SSL and Use TLS options and uncheck Use SSL 3.0 and Use SSL 2.0. If they are not already selected, check Use TLS 1.0, Use TLS 1.1, and Use TLS 1.2. Note: If not all the TLS options are available, just check the ones that are. For example, in IE6, the Use TLS 1.0 may be the only available TLS option. Next, click Apply and then, click OK. You have successfully disabled the SSL 3.0 protocol in your IE browser.