If you encounter ERR_CONNECTION_RESET in Chrome when browsing a few websites, this means, the browser is not able to establish a stable or absolutely no connection with the website you want to open. While some websites open just fine, others show this error.
A connection reset means when the data received by the peer computer, in this case, you, cannot process it. This post will show you how to fix Error 101, ERR CONNECTION RESET, The connection was reset error in Google Chrome browser on Windows 10/8/7.
HOW TO 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 METHOD 1
If you are seeing this error in your web browser, simply change the proxies. It’s a simple yet effective solution that will solve the problem for 99% of you.
Before you fix this error and change proxy settings, it’s important to note that Google Chrome uses Windows / Mac default proxy settings. It doesn’t have a built-in proxy/sock feature. When you make changes in proxy settings of your PC, they automatically apply to Chrome browser.
Another important thing to note is that this doesn’t work for Firefox. The reason for that is simply. Mozilla built a dedicated proxy/sock handler in Firefox browser. It doesn’t use your Windows proxy settings.
Here is how it this method works for Google Chrome browser.
Step 1. Go to Control Panel on your Windows computer.
Step 2. Locate Internet Options and click it.
Step 3. Now click on the Connections tab and go to LAN settings.
Step 4. Now make sure that on the final page, no options are checked.
Step 5. And then Click OK.
RESET YOUR IP ADDRESS METHOD 2
It’s a simple solution and easy to do follow.
Step 1. 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.
Step 2. type:
netsh winsock reset catalog
and then press Enter.
Step 3. Next, restart your computer and you should be gone.
DISABLE YOUR ANTIVIRUS/FIREWALL APP METHOD 3
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.
If your firewall or antivirus has blocked a website, it’s better to let it be like that. You don’t want to visit a web page that sounds malicious to your security apps. But if you still think that it could be a false alarm, you can simply disable your antivirus/firewall and open the web page again.
Sometimes, you may have accidentally blocked a certain website or Google Chrome browser in your Windows firewall settings. Be sure to check the list of blocked apps/websites by going to settings in your firewall app.
Don’t forget to enable your antivirus as soon as you have tested the web page using this method. We absolutely don’t recommend running your computer without protection. It could make you vulnerable to hackers and spammers.
CLEAN WINDOWS REGISTRY METHOD 4
- Download Ccleaner from here.
- Install the registry fix Ccleaner app.
- Scan your computer using this app.
- It will scan and fix all registry problems automatically.
RESET CHROME SETTINGS METHOD 5
This option helps just like Windows 10/8/7 Reset. When you reset Chrome, it takes you default settings which were during the fresh installation. Majorly, it will disable all extensions, add-ons, and themes. Apart from these, the content settings will be reset. Cookies, cache and Site data will be deleted.
ERR_CONNECTION_RESET is a typical Google Chrome-related error message that many Windows users report regularly. It’s often a simple fix that requires you to restart your computer, router, and browser. But if that doesn’t solve the problem, we have given you five different methods to fix this problem easily.