7 Ways to Fix ERR_CONNECTION_RESET in Google Chrome 2024

The ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error means that your browser failed to establish a connection with the website's server. Here is how to fix the problem and restore internet Access on your computer


Getting ERR_CONNECTION_RESET on Google Chrome while trying to visit a webpage? At the same time, you may notice some other sites work, but certain sites won’t. This error (ERR CONNECTION RESET) means that the website you’re trying to visit cannot establish a connection with the destination website. It could be a network related problem, which may cause due to changes being made in the registry or other network settings. Again, sometimes Antivirus, Firewall, Third-party VPN clients, Proxy, third-party extensions, or services cause ERR_CONNECTION_RESET on Google Chrome.

Err_Connection_Reset in Google Chrome

The internet is failing to load across all browsers including internet explorer. It largely fails to load, resulting in err_connection_reset, but does also occasionally work only to crash again later.

The reason behind this problem may vary, and you need to apply different solutions listed below to get rid of this Err_connection_reset Windows 10.

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First of all, you should check one thing. Are you encountering this error while visiting a specific website or for all websites? If it is for a single website, Probably the web server has an issue that is beyond your control. That causes you can try that site from another browser. If Other browsers don’t show the error for that website, you can clear the Chrome cache and cookies. It may fix the problem. Again we recommend disabling all extensions that may cause this err connection reset error. But, If you face it for all or most websites, apply the solutions below.

Disable Antivirus / Firewall

Sometimes, a Firewall or antivirus installed on your computer may cause err connection reset problem in Chrome. So, You can disable these programs and see, if after disabling the issue is fixed. Also, we recommend disconnect from VPN if configured on your PC.

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 it off in the LAN configuration of your computer, it may be a cause that can cause this err connection reset error.

  • Open the Control Panel, and click on the Internet Options.
  • Click on the Connections tab and choose the LAN settings option.
  • Here make sure the automatically detect settings option is check-marked and uncheck other options.
  • Click ok, apply to make save changes, and again visit the webpage.

Disable Proxy server

Reset Internet options

Also, you can try resetting the Internet options to help resolve the issue.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Internet.
  3. Click Internet Options.
  4. Go to the Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Click Apply, then OK.
  7. Now check if this helps.

Reset Internet Settings

Check for Any Pending Updates

You also should check for any pending Windows updates or your antivirus or firewall updates. If you find any, Just install them immediately. Though Chrome updates itself automatically, you also should check for its update. To do it, Type chrome://help/ in Chrome’s address bar and hit enter. It will automatically check for the latest updates. Which may fix err_connection_reset in Google Chrome.

Perform Netsh Winsock Reset Command

To do this open Admin Command Prompt and type the following and hit enter after each one:

  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /registerdns
  • nbtstat –r
  • netsh int IP reset
  • netsh winsock reset

After that Reboot, the system to apply changes, now again open Google Chrome and visit the page that previously caused ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error. Hope this time there is no more errors.

Setup the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)

This is one of the most used methods to resolve this problem.

  • Press the Windows + R key type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key.
  • You will see all the network connections listed.
  • Copy the name of the active adapter, exactly as it is.
  • Note: The ones highlighted are the network names.

network connections

Then, open the command prompt As an administrator and perform the command below.

For an Ethernet Connection Use:

netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Local Area Connection” mtu=1472 store=persistent

For a Wireless Connection Use:

netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Wireless Network Connection” mtu=1472 store=persistent

Replace Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection with the name of your network adapter and hit Enter. Now, after doing it, open Google Chrome and try to browse websites. You should no longer encounter ERR_CONNECTION_RESET.

Reset Google Chrome

In case, the problem is not being resolved by the above methods and you are only encountering it in the Chrome browser, I suggest you reset the Google Chrome browser to its default setup. It should fix and correct all configurations.

  • Type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings in the address bar and press enter.
  • Now, Click on Reset.

Reset chrome

Repair / Clean Old Junk Registries

Again, Sometimes broken registry entries cause this ERR CONNECTION RESET error while open web pages on Google Chrome. We recommend using popular and trusted third-party tools lik Cleanerer to fix broken registry entries. This may help you to get rid of err_connection_reset.

These are some most effective ways to fix ERR CONNECTION RESET error on Google Chrome. I Hope to perform these steps can resolve the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error for you. Share your Experience which solution worked for you.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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