ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED is the most common error in Google Chrome Browser. When you are trying to browse any website, it shows this message. The most probable reasons are the outdated web browser, DNS Server problem or Virus. Though Chrome takes more disk space than any other browser, but for taking smooth browser experience, it is favorable for the internet geek. On the contrary, some issues including Err_Connection_Refused make us bored.
In general, DNS server helps to convert the webpage into internet address. But anyhow it can’t do the same work simultaneously sometimes. With this in mind, you need to fix the issues as early as possible to increase the users’ experience. At the same time, you can lose some of your important work due to Error Connection. Hopefully, you can solve the error within minutes if you follow the below-verified methods.
Why does the error happen?
The problem can be caused for many reasons. In particular, we have got the below reasons from the reader’s opinion.
- DNS Server Error
- Using the outdated browser
- Blocked the websites from Firewall
- Excessive Browser Data and Cookies
- Problem with your WiFi Router or Modem
- Malware in your Connection
Therefore, you can solve the issues by changing some settings and following advanced techniques. Let’s see how can you do it.
ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED In Google Chrome (Fixed)
As Google Chrome Prevents to use certain websites in the browser, you need to fix it accurately. It is not the tough work. If you stay with me, I will help you solve the Error.
Solution 1: Delete Browser Data
This is the most effective and easiest ways to fix the Error Connection Refused issues. When you are using the browser for a long time, it stores a lot of data, history, and cookies. It increases the weight of the browser. At the same time, it can get any infected page or data recently. For this reason, the best way to fix the error is deleting the entire browser data from the beginning day. You can do it by following the below steps.
- First Go to Settings of the Google Chrome. (You will get it from the top right corner of the browser with 3 rectangle dot)
- Now click on Advanced Settings.
- Here you will find the Clear Browser Data (Clear History, Cookies, Cache and More). Click here.
- Then it will open a new window where you will get Browsing History, Cookies and Other Sites Data and Cached Images and files. Select the Time range All Time and Click on Clear Data.
Now Relaunch the browser and visit your desired website. Hope you are able to access it now. 50% of the cases it gets the solution here.
Solution 2: Flush DNS/IP
In some cases, your DNS or IP can be infected. For this reason, if you renew with Command Prompt, you can get the solution from ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. To do this follow the below methods.
- First, open Command Prompt as Admin by typing cmd or Command Prompt on the Windows Taskbar/Start Menu Search. (Right Click on it to open Command Prompt as Administrator)
- Now add the below code one by one and Hit Enter.
ipconfig /release ipconfig /all ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /renew
- Close cmd and Reboot the PC.
Check now the website in your Chrome Browser. Hope you have got the solution.
Solution 3: Change Proxy Settings
If you are using your browser with Proxy settings, it is the time to change. When you deselect this option, you will not find the error anymore. Let’s see how can you do this.
- Go to Control Panel first.
- Click on Internet Options from here. (Select Large or Small icons instead of Catagory)
- A new window (Internet Properties) will open. Go to Connections from here.
- Click on LAN Settings now.
- Here you will find three options (Automatically Deselect Settings, Use Automatic Configuration Script and Use a Proxy Server for your LAN). Keep the first one as Checked and rest of the two as Deselect.
- Click on OK.
Visit the website now and to be sure, you will get the solution of connection error.
Solution 4: Use Google DNS
Using Google DNS can solve the error quickly. For replacing the existing DNS with Google Public DNS, you need to add the DNS on the IPv4 settings. How will you do it?
- First Go to Control Panel and Open Network and Internet (Category) from here.
- Click on View Network Status and Tasks.
- Here you will find the running internet connection on your PC. Click on here. Besides, go to Properties from here.
- A new window will open. Find Out Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) from the list. Go to Properties of IPv4.
- Another new window will open. You have to add the Google DNS here. Change the Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS Server under Use the Following Server Address.126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52(Google Public DNS IP addresses)Or
Preferred DNS server: 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS server: 220.127.116.11
(OpenDNS server IP addresses)
- Do not forget to checkmark “Validate settings upon exit.”
- Finally, click OK and Close all the window.
Notably, if you visit the webpage now in the Chrome Browser, you will not see the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED anymore.
Solution 5: Reset WiFi Router/Modem
It works in some cases. The Router cache, misconfigured settings or other issues can prevent you to open the webpage in your browser. Most of the time, if you reset the Router, it can process the default settings again. So, you can check by resetting the Router.
- First, Switch Off the Power Button from the back side of the Router. You need to hold the button for 10 seconds. It will go as shut down.
- Then keep it for 2/3 minutes without power.
- Now Switch On again the Router by holding the power button.
At this point, launch the browser again and check if you can visit the webpage. If yes! Then all the things were OK without the misconfigured connection or cache on the Router/Modem.
Solution 6: Disable Firewall/Internet Security
In some cases, Firewall can block the desired websites for any reason. You/any users of you can do it manually. At the same time, the same work can happen by the Internet Security for malware or security warnings. With this in mind, you need to disable Firewall or Internet Security. You have to do it from the Windows Firewall Settings or from the existing Internet Security.
Solution 7: Scan for Malware
If you see the issues still now, scan the PC for Malware. Most of the time, Malware can infect the browser and Google can prevent you to browse the website. With this in mind, use any Malware software to scan the PC including Windows Defender Security Essentials. After completing scanning, Restart, and PC and check the website in the browser and see if the problem has gone.
Solution 8: Reinstall Google Chrome
At last, if you are still facing the Error in your Chrome Browser, the alternative way to fix the problem is Reinstalling Google Chrome. For doing this, first, uninstall Chrome from the Control Panel. Now visit the Official Page of Google Chrome and download the latest version of the browser and give a clean installation. You will get the issues anymore.
Need More Help?
At last, I think you have followed all the above methods carefully and solved the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED problem in Google Chrome. You will not the issues anymore in your browser.
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