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ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED | 4 Proven Ways to Fix it

How to Fix ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED Error in Chrome

The ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED error usually occurs due to a temporary glitch and goes away after reloading the page. However, if you’re constantly getting this error, follow the instructions in this article to fix it permanently.

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What Causes This Error?

The ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED error in Chrome means that there’s an issue with the connection from your device to the website, i.e., the connection has been interrupted.

Our research has revealed that ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED mainly occurs due to misconfigured network devices and mismatched server certificates.

Before applying our fixes, try resetting or power-cycling your Internet router, disabling your VPN service (if you use one), disabling your Chrome extensions, and updating Google Chrome. If doing these things didn’t help, try the solutions below.

Video Instructions on How to Fix ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED in Chrome

Table of Contents:

Method 1. Clear Google Chrome Cache

1. Open Google Chrome.

Click the ellipsis, select More tools, and click Clear browsing data

2. At the top-right corner, click the ellipsis, select More tools, and click Clear browsing data.

Select Advanced, open the drop-down menu and select All time

3. Select Advanced.

4. Open the Time range drop-down menu and select All time.

Select Cookies and other side data and select Cached images and files

5. Mark the Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files checkboxes.

6. Click Clear data.

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Method 2. Change DNS Server Address

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in ncpa.cpl in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in ncpa.cpl and click OK.

Right-click your network adapter and click Properties

3. Right-click your network adapter and click Properties.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and select Properties

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

Mark Use the following DNS server addresses

5. Tick the Use the following DNS server addresses option.

6. In the Preferred DNS server, type in 1.1.1.1

7. In the Alternate DNS server, type in 1.0.0.1

8. Click OK to save settings.

9. Restart your PC.

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Method 3. Reset TCP/IP Settings and Flush DNS Cache

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open Command Prompt as an administrator

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open Command Prompt as an administrator.

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in the commands below and press the Enter key after typing in each one.

Run netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset commands

netsh winsock reset

netsh int ip reset

Run ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew commands

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

Run ipconfig /dnsflush command

ipconfig /flushdns

4. Close the Command Prompt and restart your PC.

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Method 4. Disable Proxy Server

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in inetcpl.cpl in Run and click OK

2. In the Run dialog box, type in inetcpl.cpl and click OK.

Select the Connections tab and click LAN settings

3. Select the Connections tab and click LAN settings.

Disable the proxy server and mark Automatically detect settings

4. Unmark the Use a proxy server for your LAN option.

5. Mark the Automatically detect settings option.

6. Click OK to save settings.

If the solutions provided here didn’t fix the ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED error, consider switching to another web browser, such as Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.

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Rimvydas Iliavicius

Rimvydas is a researcher with over four years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. He attended Kaunas University of Technology and graduated with a Master's degree in Translation and Localization of Technical texts. His interests in computers and technology led him to become a versatile author in the IT industry. At PCrisk, he's responsible for writing in-depth how-to articles for Microsoft Windows. Contact Rimvydas Iliavicius.

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