How to fix CONNECTION REFUSED Error in Chrome?

Although it consumes a lot of RAM, Google Chrome is still one of the best and most used Internet browsers right now. Google Chrome is easy to use and has a very simple user interface. Though it is possible that users might receive Errors while using Chrome. One such error is ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. This error is really frustrating, especially when one is doing something really important.


This error comes when the system is encountering any error related to internet connectivity. There are many possibilities this error has occurred. Our team faces such errors on a daily basis which has made us very families with such errors.

How to Solve these errors?

When you visit a website using Google Chrome and this error shows, it means that your attempt to connect was refused. This may have occurred due to various issues. Here are some troubleshooting tips you can follow when facing this error.

  1. Check if the website is taken down
  2. Try changing network
  3. Clear browser cache
  4. Adjust your proxy settings
  5. Flush your DNS cache
  6. Change your DNS address
  7. Try using VPN
  8. Disable VPN is using
  9. Disable any outdated Chrome extensions
  10. Reinstall Chrome Browser
  11. Disable any Anti Virus or Browser Protection enabled

If still the problem pertains follow the below steps:

Stop synchronization with Google Account

Some users have claimed that stopping synchronization between Google Chrome and Google Account has solved the error.

Follow Below steps to solve the problem

  1. Go to Address bar and type “chrome://settings/people” or Click here.

2. click on the Turn Off button near google Account to stop synchronization

Check System Date and Time

This error sometimes also occur when your system date and time is not is not in synchronization with the internet. Correct the date and time of your PC and the problem should solved. If not follow the next listed steps.

Reset Google Chrome

You can reset the chrome by following below steps:
1. Open Google Chrome, then click on the More icon and the Settings.

2. Go to Advanced Settings.

3. Go to  Reset and clean up section, then click Restore settings to their original defaults.

if still the problem pertains, follow the below steps:

Command Prompt Method

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Run the following commands In the given order:

netsh int ip set dns
netsh winsock reset

3. Now Restart the Computer and the problem should be solved.

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