Google Chrome is world’s most famous internet browser. And almost everyone who has used a PC have tried using it. This is because it has a simple and clean user interface and works very fast. But it’s not perfect either. There is a common error that shows up in Google Chrome which states Err_Connection_Refused.

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This error shows up when you try to open a website but there is a network problem. Sometimes though this error is present for only particular websites but sometimes it shows up every time you open it.

This error is present in Google Chrome browser, whether you are using it on a PC, tablet or a smartphone. Fortunately  this error is fixable and in this article I am going to leave the methods, following which you will be able to fix it.

How to Fix Err_Connection_Refused Error?

Method-1 By clearing browser Cache-

A number of users have stated that the error showed up because of Cache or Cookies, and by removing it the error was solved. So you can try to do so as well. If you do not know how you can delete Cache or Cookies, then follow the step by step instructions that I am going to leave below:-

  • Open Google Chrome on your device.
  • Click on ‘Menu’ which will be present on the top right corner of the screen.
  • A set of options will open, and in it find and click on ‘Settings’.
  • After that click  on ‘Show Advanced Settings’.
  • Then you will see an option named ‘Content Settings’, which will be present under the Privacy Section, click on it.
  • You will see the pop up box as shown below, so advance by clicking on ‘All Cookies and site data’.

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  • Then finally click on ‘Remove all‘ in order to delete all the cookies and Cache.

Check if the error is present now. If it is then follow the next method.

Method-2 By Resetting or Reinstalling the Browser

This issue sometimes also gets solved by resetting or reinstalling the browser. If you do not know as to how you can do that then simply follow the step by step instructions that I am going to leave below-

To Reset the Browser-

  • Open Google Chrome on your device.
  • Click on ‘Menu’ which will be present on the top right corner of the screen.
  • A set of options will open, and in it find and click on ‘Settings’.
  • After that click  on ‘Show Advanced Settings’.
  • Find ‘Reset Settings’ and click on it.
  • A pop up will appear, so finalize by clicking on Reset.

Check if the problem is present, if it is then proceed to reinstalling the browser. To do so follow the instructions given below-

To Reinstall the Browser-

  • Open Start Menu and search for ‘Control Panel’.
  • In the Control Panel, look for ‘Programs’.
  • Click on Uninstall a Program that will be present under the ‘Program’ heading.
  • You will the see a list of programs so select the program that you wish to uninstall and right click on it.
  • You will see an option to either ‘Change or Uninstall’ the program. Uninstall it.
  • Then to install it again download the setup from internet and follow the Wizard installation.

After the installation is completed, check that if the error is still present. If it is then follow the next method.

Method-3 By Flushing DNS settings

Sometimes this issue also occurs when DNS mistakenly saves corrupted Cache. So to fix this problem you will need to clear that cache by flushing DNS settings. In order to do so follow the instructions that I am going to leave below for you-

  • Open the Start Menu and search for ‘run’ and select the program to open the run window.
  • In the run window type ‘cmd’ and press enter.
  • Then in the Command Prompt type ipconfig /flushdns, this will flush all the DNS cache from the PC.

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  • Restart and check that if the issue is still present, if it is then repeat the above process and open the Command Prompt again.
  • In the Command Prompt, type netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter.

If the issue is still present then follow the last method.

Method-4 By using Chrome Cleanup Tool

Chrome clean up tool is a program by Google which will help you to remove software that might be causing problem with your browser. What you have to do is just download the program and then run it to check if any issue is present.

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