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Google Chrome can often produce the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET message. This is frustrating and common. It is not known what caused this error, nor are the possible solutions.
This article will explain the meaning of the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error and the 8 solutions that can be used to prevent it from happening again in your browser. The easiest fixes will be first, then we’ll move on to the more complicated solutions.
Chrome will display the error message ERR_CONNECTION_RESET if it detects that the website cannot be reached. This is a warning to you to verify your proxy and firewall connections, as well as to run Windows Network Diagnostics in order to resolve the problem.
This error means your browser could not establish a connection to the site you attempted to load. This means that your connection has been “reset” and data will not be able to reach your browser.
You could have a number of factors that cause this, but the most important is your internet connection. You might have the following issues:
This is how to fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET.
You can double-check that your internet is working properly and check if there are any issues with the router or network adapter. Try to load another website using a different browser or separate devices. The problem is most likely with the browser.
You can also connect your computer via an Ethernet cable to your Wi-Fi network and resolve any issues.
The problem is likely with your internet connection if the site won’t load on one device. To determine whether the problem is temporary, reboot your router. Try loading a website once the router is connected to the internet. You might have to restart the router Troubleshoot further your internet connection.
Google Chrome cache files that are not working properly can lead to browser problems, including the inability to establish a connection with sites. These files may be cleared to fix the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET issue.
Clear the Chrome browser cach:
Several Chrome extensions Extensions can cause problems with your browser’s functionality. This includes the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error. We recommend that you disable all extensions to determine if this is true. If you find the problem is resolved, it’s possible to reactivate each extension one at a time in order to pinpoint the source.
To disable your extensions:
It is not possible to have your browser connect to the internet through a proxy server. You can quickly turn your proxy server off as soon as possible to make sure it’s not the cause of the problem:
A VPN may cause problems with your internet connection if you are using it. If this happens, disconnect the VPN connection briefly and reload the page in Google Chrome.
You may also experience the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET chrome error, if an internet service provider has blocked access to a site. This can be avoided by using a VPN that encrypts the connection.
Winsock contains all entries related to connections made on Windows operating system such as Windows 10. This system application makes sure that TCP/IP can allow connections to be established, However, sometimes, the catalog may get in the path of proper connections.
To remove Winsock catalogue entrie:
Prior to moving onto the next step you need to determine if malware has caused the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error. You can scan your system with your antivirus program (such as Windows Defender), to find malicious programs.
Google Chrome offers an option to scan your computer for unwanted programs. This is how you can use it:
Occasionally, your antivirus program Safe software can be recognized as malicious threats to your computer’s system. It can have knock-on consequences for your web browser and cause the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.
Check if your antivirus software has caused the problem by disabling it temporarily. Then, load a website. You can disable antivirus by opening your browser System tray, Right-click on your antivirus to disable it temporarily. This will look different depending on the antivirus that you are using.
Windows Defender must be turned of:
Try loading a website in Google Chrome while your antivirus software is disabled. You may need to enable Google Chrome in order for it to load.
As an antivirus program, your firewall could block Google Chrome from connecting to its servers.
You can disable the firewall in Windows 10 and 11 by following these steps:
Note: After you have successfully tested this fix, make sure to restart your firewall.
ERR_CONNECTION_RESET errors in Google Chrome can result from compatibility or configuration issues. Reinstalling the program can resolve any issues if nothing else works.
To reinstall Google Chrome:
You can now browse normally again after the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error has been resolved by the methods above. We recommend you to try another browser, like Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge, if you still experience this error.