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If you have followed UsefulPCGuide.com blog for a while, you may have read about a few common errors that may happen in Google Chrome browser, such as Err_Connection_Refused, Err_Name_Not_Resolved, Err_SSL_Protocol_Error or Your Connection Is Not Private. These errors are very irritating and you may want to fix it as soon as possible when you encounter them.

In this article today, I will tell you about another annoyed error in Google Chrome, the Err_Connection_Reset. It’s one of the most common errors in Google Chrome browser.

Fix Err_Connection_Reset Error In Google Chrome

In fact, there are four reasons can cause this error in Google Chrome, they are:

  • Your internet connection is disabled or interrupted.
  • Your ISP blocks specific websites.
  • Firewall blocks specific websites.
  • Old registry entries.


To get started, you should identify the reason that caused the Err_Connection_Reset error and then use an appropriate solution to solve it. From four reasons above, there are four proper methods that you can use to resolve the “connection reset” error and help you to access the internet again.

Check Your Proxy Settings

By default, Google Chrome is using the sock/proxy settings of your computer as its own settings. It does not have any built-in sock/proxy settings like in Mozilla Firefox.

So if you had used any proxies before and forgot to turn off it in the LAN configuration of your computer, it may be a cause that can cause this error.

To resolve this issue, go to Control Panel, and click on the Internet Options.

internet options 1

Next, click on the Connections tab and choose the LAN settings option.

lan settings

Make sure the option is not checked as the image below. And then click on the OK button. Your problem should be solved immediately.

proxy server

Reset Your IP Address

According to a few Tom’s Hardware members, this solution is useful and help them to fix the error. It’s a simple solution and easy to doing follow. Firstly, open the Command Prompt by clicking on Start > type cmd.exe > and then press Enter. If the current user is not an Administrator user, you must open the Command Prompt program as an Administrator user.


In the next step, type:

netsh winsock reset catalog

and then press Enter.

Next, restart your computer and your should be gone.

Disable Your Firewall Or Antivirus Program

Sometimes, your built-in Windows firewall or antivirus program has blocked your internet connection and create the Err_Connection_Reset error. However, uninstall Windows firewall or antivirus program is not a good idea because viruses and other malicious programs may attack your PC.

Instead, you can temporarily disable your Windows firewall or antivirus program to test if it’s the cause or not. If the built-in firewall or antivirus program created this “connection reset” error, find out why it blocks your connection and then unblock them. You can try to add your internet connection into a whitelist to avoid any blocks in the future.

Clean Old And Error Windows Registry Entries

Old and error registry entries might be the cause of this “connection reset” error. You should clean your Windows registry with CCleaner or Tune Up Utilities.

With above methods, I hope you have already solved the Err_Connection_Reset error in Google Chrome browser. I would also suggest you check your internet connection before following this guide. Sometimes, your internet provider (ISP) has stopped your internet connection due to errors or overdue payment.

So, if you are able to use the internet on other devices on the same network, then the cause is on your computer. Next, use another web browser like Mozilla Firefox to browse the same website. If there is no error with the Firefox browser, I would suggest you to reinstall your Google Chrome browser.

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27 Replies to “4 Ways To Fix Err_Connection_Reset Error In Google Chrome”

  1. kokil says:
    I tried all the methods the site will still not work when. But when I disconnect my computer from the home wifi and connected it to my phone’s hotspot it works fine. Could you please help me.
    1. Tony Tran says:
      Try to clean up all DNS cache by using ipconfig /flushdns command in Command Prompt. Also, clean up all cookies and cached files on your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Tracy says:
    Nothing works for me. I tried all the options above. I get connection_reset when I try to log into admin for a couple websites I manage and even admin for my own wireless router. In all these cases the browser identifies the login as not secure. But I’ve also logged into the admin section of another website also identified as not secure without this error. I have gone as far as uninstalling my firewall to no avail (I wanted to get rid of Norton anyway; installed a recommended firewall instead). I can use my iPhone or my work laptop at home to access the sites in question without getting a connection_reset error. Furthermore, I get this error in Chrome, Firefox, and IE, although after cleaning the registry I was able to log into my router admin with Firefox and IE (still not able to log into website admin sections).
    1. Tony Tran says:
      It wasn’t clear about what you mentioned: – Are you able to access the same sites on other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera or IE? Getting any similar error like this one? – What about access those sites on your smartphone, which connecting to the same network as your computer does? – This Err_Connection_Reset error occurs when accessing to all sites or a few particular websites? Please post back with your answer so I can help you more. Besides, you may want to try resetting your Google Chrome brower, or maybe reinstall it. But before doing so, make sure you back up all critical data first, such as history, bookmarks, or saved passwords.
      1. Tracy says:
        Accessing the internet through my home network, I have tried 4 devices: my work laptop (Win 10), my husband’s desktop (Win 7), my iPhone, my laptop (Win 7). I have identified 4 sites that I get Err_Connection_Reset errors with: logging into the admin sections of 3 websites, all three of which are Textpattern installations hosted on GoDaddy, and logging into the admin for my router. I am trying to access these sites with Chrome, Firefox, and IE, except iPhone is using Safari. I haven’t run into this error on any other sites … yet, anyway. – IPhone can access all sites without error. – Work laptop (Win 10) can access all sites with any browser without error – Husband’s desktop (Win 7) – prior to following the above instructions, could not log into website admins with any browser, could log into router admin with Firefox and IE; after following above instructions and replacing Norton Internet Security with ESET Internet Security, can log into website admins with all browsers (though sometimes it takes a couple tries) and can log into router admin – My laptop (Win 7) – I have followed all instructions and replaced Norton Internet Security with ESET Internet Security —- IE & Firefox – can log into router admin, maybe can log into website admins once, but can’t repeat – it just takes too long to load and connection is reset —– Chrome – cannot log into router admin or website admins – returns ERR_CONNECTION_RESET I have already uninstalled and re-installed Chrome. I tried accessing sites after uninstalling Norton prior to installing ESET but still could not connect.
        1. Tony Tran says:
          According to what you said, I think the actual issue came from your computer, something related to network connection & its settings. If you have checked again the proxy settings, then the next step I would recommend is to turn off your antivirus / firewall temporarily. It means turned off completely, not replace with the other apps. It’s just for temporary to test the scope of the Err_Connection_Reset error. Next, open Command Prompt and execute these commands: – netsh winsock reset catalog – ipconfig /flushdns (repeat this command several times) Then, reboot your computer and try again.
          1. Tracy says:
            I just tried what you suggested to no avail. I still cannot log into my router admin with Chrome, though I can with Firefox and IE. I cannot log into website admin of the three websites mentioned with any of the three browsers. Previously I had tried accessing the sites in question after uninstalling Norton, before installing ESET, but I hadn’t tried any of the other commands in conjunction with the firewall turned off or uninstalled. I have also tried the command netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Wireless Network Connection” mtu=1472 store=persistent I am utterly stumped
          2. Tony Tran says:
            As I mentioned in the previous comment, when you encounter this error in more than one browser, I’m sure there was something goes wrong with your laptop. Have you tried to use wired internet from your laptop instead of using wireless? Result? Besides, can you try to uninstall the driver of your wireless adapter and reinstall it?
          3. Tracy says:
            FWIW, I’ve noticed that the browsers labels the sites I’m trying to log into as Not Secure.
          4. Tony Tran says:
            The “Not Secure” tag is only to tell you that the site you are accessing doesn’t encrypted and isn’t secure. This could be a result of accessing admin management section through HTTP protocol instead of HTTPS.
  3. Mike says:
    My problem stopped after opening task manager and force stopping a VPN called Spotflux. Not sure why it caused the issue, but none of the above helped me.
    1. Tony Tran says:
      Some specific apps may prevent or interrupt your Internet connection and cause this issue. That’s why you get this type of error. Because there are a lot of programs like that so I can’t list them out. I’m glad that you have resolved it.

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