Sometimes, when we try accessing to a certain website via Google Chrome browser; an unexpected error page shows up with a message saying ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED. Or ERR CONNECTION REFUSED. This problem basically we face due to improper connection with the Internet.



Also, there are multiple possibilities for this internet connection error. In this article, I will lead you through several reasons for this net connection problem, and solutions to fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED as well.

Imagine a situation, “You got to get done some important work immediately using the Internet surfing. You try searching for the data you required through chrome browser. At the moment you go accessing a required web page, instead of your rnecessary information, a page showed up with the message “This Webpage is not availale”, ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED .

chrome error


Such kind of problem with the improper internet connection mostly get fixed by itself, but there are times when we face this problem constantly. And at the time this problem shows up and if you don’t have its solution, it can give you a deep headache.

So, it is always better to be prepared to ger rid of such kind of problem before it comes up to you.


In case there is any problem with the device you are trying to connect with the internet, the problem can be solved following few below simple steps.

Solution 1: Erase Google Chrome’s Cache and Cookies

The malware infected cache and cookie files can lead to such connection error. To prevent this, remove all your cache cookies and history. To get this job done, go to your Settings page, and then select “Clear Browser Data”.

clear cache

Solution 2: Clear Up The Viruses and Malwares

There may be corrupted applications running on your system which blocks the chrome and other browsers from connecting to an internet server. In order to get rid of them, detect and uninstall those corrupted applications or software from your system using updated anti-malware software.


Solution 3: Flush DNS cache

Once you have done with the above-mentioned procedures, restart your computer system. Open your Chrome internet browser and try searching your preferred website. If the connection error still emerges, I recommend you to clear your DNS resolver caches.

In order to attempt clearing DNS cache you can g through the following method.

Step- 1:

Run the Command Prompt as your Administrator.

> Go to your Windows Start Menu from your desktop window.

> Navigate the Command Prompt option.

> Click right mouse button placing cursor on the menu item.

> Now click on the “Run as Administrator” option.

Or, you can do through another route to do it so.

  • Go to Start Menu, type a text as “cmd” in the search box.
  • Now, press the ‘CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER’ altogether at the same time to get it run as your Administrator.


Step- 2:

Once you are done with the above procedure, a command prompt box will appear with black colored background. There, you will need to run the following commands one by one. Mind to press ENTER after each command you type.






netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset  


Restart your system again after following the above instruction. Now, check your connection if the problem still persists.

I hope the problem won’t exist after you followed carefully the method I have instructed here. This process won’t take much time to get your work done. In future, if you ever face such internet connection problem, this simple easy guide on how to fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED for Chrome must be helpful to you.

You may encounter more error issues in Chrome like Err_Connection_Reset, and sometimes your PC may get virus infected with various kind of Computer Viruses. A good maintenance of your Personal Computer is required.

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