7 Ways to Overcome Err_Connection_Reset Chrome
7 Ways to Overcome Err_Connection_Reset Chrome
If your Chrome web browser keeps showing the message "Err connection reset", try solving the problem with this method.
Does Chrome show an “Err Connection Reset” message when you try to open a website? If so, it's because Chrome is having trouble establishing a connection to the website you want to go to.
Fortunately, there are several methods you can follow to fix this problem in Chrome.
1. Reboot Router
Since this problem is related to your network, you should try rebooting your router and see if that fixes the problem. You can do this by pressing the power button on the router.
If that doesn't help and Chrome continues to have this problem, reset your router to its default settings and see if that fixes the problem. Remember that resetting the router will erase all of your custom settings and configurations on the router.
2. Make sure the Internet is working
When the error message “Site can't be reached because the connection was reset” appears, try to check if your internet connection is working. Maybe your router is working fine, but you might not be connected to the internet.
You can check the status of your internet connection by pinging it using CMD or opening the site in a different browser on your computer. If the site loads, all is well with your connection.
If there is no reaply message in CMD or the site fails to load in other browsers, you may be able to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask for help.
3. Disable Proxy Servers
While proxy servers usually don't cause any issues with your browser, it's still a good idea to disable the proxy server, if you have one on your computer and see if this fixes Chrome's err_connection_reset. Follow these steps to turn off the proxy server in Windows 10:
Disable Proxy Servers
1. Open the Start menu, search for “Control Panel“, and click on the first result.
2. Select Large icons from the View by menu in Control Panel.
3. Click Internet Options.
4. Open the Connections tab in the box that opens.
5. Click the LAN settings button at the bottom.
6. Uncheck the option that says Use a proxy server for your LAN, and then click OK.
7. Click Apply followed by OK to save your changes.
4. Reset Winsock Catalog
The Winsock catalog stores entries for connections made on your computer. We recommend resetting this catalog to see if your issue is resolved. To reset the Winsock catalog, you only need to run the command from the Command Prompt. Here's how to do it:
Reset Winsock Catalog
1. Open the Start menu, search for "Command Prompt". Click Run as administrator then hit Yes at the prompt.
2. Type the command netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt and press Enter. This will reset the Winsock catalog.
3. Reset the TCP/IP stack by entering the netsh int ip reset command and pressing Enter.
4. Release your current IP address using the ipconfig /release command
5. Use the ipconfig /renew command to renew your IP address.
6. Finally, run the ipconfig /flushdns command to clear your DNS cache.
7. Open Chrome and hopefully run well.
5. Clear Browser Cache
The possible reason Chrome's err_connection_reset is happening is that you have some wrong cache files in Chrome. Cache files are supposed to speed up your browser sessions but sometimes, these files are the reason your browser runs slowly.
Thankfully, Chrome lets you easily clear cache files, potentially fixing your connection issues. Here's how to clear Chrome's cache:
Clear Browser Cache
1. Open Google Chrome on your computer.
2. Click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner, and select More Tools > Clear Browsing Data.
3. Click the Basic tab at the top.
4. Check the Cached images and files option.
5. Tap Clear data at the bottom
6. Disable Antivirus Programs
Antivirus programs are supposed to help you block malicious files on your computer. However, sometimes the antivirus indicates a file that is not dangerous as a malicious file. This can cause problems with Chrome and may cause connection requests to sites to crash.
In this case, the best thing you can try is to temporarily turn off your antivirus and see if Chrome works. If so, you need to add Chrome to the exceptions list in your antivirus.
You can turn off Microsoft Defender, the default antivirus in Windows 10, by following these steps:
Disable Antivirus Programs
1. Open the Settings application on your PC.
2. Then click Update & Security.
3. Select Windows Security on the left.
4. Click Virus & threat protection in the right pane.
5. Select Manage settings from the Virus & threat protection settings section.
6. Turn the switch for Real-time protection to the Off position.
7. Disable Firewalls
The firewall might block suspicious network connections on your computer. Maybe your Chrome connection is considered suspicious by the firewall, so Chrome is disabled from making any connection requests.
This can cause Chrome to display an error message such as “Err connection reset.” You can check if the firewall is indeed doing this by temporarily disabling the firewall on your computer. To do so follow the steps below:
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Select Large icons from the View by menu, click the Windows Defender Firewall option.
3. Click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off on the left.
4. Select Turn off Windows Defender Firewall in both sections, and click OK at the bottom.
So those are some ways to fix Chrome's err_connection_reset. Chrome resets your connection for various reasons. If you ever encounter a reset error in this browser, one of the methods above should help you fix the problem.
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