Google Chrome has a history of showing different errors while you use it. The error Err_Connection_Reset appears when you try to connect to the requested site. Err_Connection_Reset error appears when you try to load a website.

err_connection_reset Error in Chrome

Its causes can be many. There might be some network changes, or registry related changes that can be the source of Err_Connection_Reset error. It means that something interrupted the connection and it reset it while chrome was trying to reload the page.

A refresh of the webpage usually solves the problem. But if it doesn’t, follow the methods below to resolve Err_Connection_Reset error.


How to Fix Err_Connection_Reset Error

These 11 methods have been tried and tested by us, and we are sure that one of them will solve Err_Connection_Reset error for you. Let’s take a look.

Solution 1 ⇒ Setup Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)

MTU can be defined as the largest or the biggest size of data that the internet connection permits for the transmission. Sometimes the MTU is set to a low value, which causes the error and interrupts the connection. Follow the steps below to set it to the maximum value:

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows Key + X simultaneously.

Step 2 ⇒ Now select Command Prompt (Admin) from the options.

Step 3 ⇒ In the cmd window, type interface ipv4 show subinterface and hit Enter.

Step 4 ⇒ Now, you will see a list of networks. Note down the name of your internet connection as it is the one for which we have to set the maximum value.

Step 5 ⇒ Now, type netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “your network name” mtu=1450 store=persistent in the command prompt and hit Enter.

Note: Do not forget to enter the name of your network.

Step 6 ⇒ Restart your PC and see if the issue got solved.

Solution 2 ⇒ Clearing Browser Cache

Step 1 ⇒ Open Chrome browser.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on the three dots on the top-right corner and then click on Settings.

Step 3 ⇒ Now in the search box on the top, type Clear Browsing Data.

Step 4 ⇒ Click on the Clear Browsing Data option.

Step 5 ⇒ Set the time range to The Beginning Of Time and also select all the options in the list.

Step 6 ⇒ Now click on Clear Data.

Step 7 ⇒ Restart your PC and check if the issue got solved.

Solution 3 ⇒ Temporarily Disable Antivirus Program

Maybe the Antivirus software that is installed on your computer can be the cause of the error. To check this, we might have to disable the Antivirus. Different Antiviruses have different settings to disable them. If you are using Windows Defender as your Antivirus, follow the steps below:

Step 1 ⇒ Go to Start and search for Defender in the search box.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on Windows Defender Security Center.

Step 3 ⇒ Next, click on Virus and Threat Protection.

Step 4 ⇒ Go to Real-Time Protection and Turn Off the option.

Note: If you are using Avast Antivirus, follow these steps:

Step 1 ⇒ Find the Avast Antivirus icon from the taskbar and right-click on it.

Step 2 ⇒ Now, go to Avast Shield Control and select the minimum time, for example, 10 minutes.

Step 3 ⇒ Accept the confirmation.

Step 4 ⇒ Check if the issue is still present.

If disabling the antivirus has worked for you and you are able to visit the site, the re-installing the Antivirus program is the best option available.

Solution 4 ⇒ Disable AppEx Networks Accelerator Feature

The AppEx Network Accelerator Feature is used to load websites faster. But it has been found by many users and us also, that disabling this feature has solved the issue because it might be the cause of it. Follow the steps below to do the same:

Step 1 ⇒ Open the Network Card Properties window.

Step 2 ⇒ Find AppEx Network Accelerator and uncheck the box next to it.

Step 3 ⇒ After you have disabled it, Restart chrome and see if the issue got fixed.

Solution 5 ⇒ Using Netsh Winsock Reset Command

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows Key + X.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 3 ⇒ In the Command Prompt, type the following commands and hit Enter after typing every one of them:

ipconfig /flushdns

nbtstat –r

netsh int ip reset

netsh winsock reset

Step 4 ⇒ After doing the above, Restart your PC and see if the error got solved.

Solution 6 ⇒ Disable Proxy

Disabling the Proxy server might help to solve the error. Follow the steps as mentioned below:

Step 1 ⇒ Press Windows Key + R.

Step 2 ⇒ After the Run dialog box opens, type inetcpl.cpl and click OK.

Step 3 ⇒ Now, after the Internet Properties have been opened, go to the Connections Tab.

Step 4 ⇒ Click on LAN Settings.

Step 5 ⇒ Next, uncheck the box next to Use a Proxy Server for your LAN.

Step 6 ⇒ Check the box next to Automatically Detect Settings and click Ok.

Step 7 ⇒ Now, click Apply and Restart your PC and then check if the issue got to solve.

Solution 7 ⇒ Update Chrome

Updating your browser to the latest version always solves many issues as every update contains bug fixes and performance improvements. To update Chrome, follow these steps:

Step 1 ⇒ Open Chrome browser.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on the three dots on the top-right corner and then click on Settings.

Step 3 ⇒ Find the Help option from the list and then click About Google Chrome.

Step 4 ⇒ Now, the chrome will automatically start looking for new updates.

Step 5 ⇒ After it has installed any updates, Restart chrome to apply them and check if the error got to solve.

Solution 8 ⇒ Resetting Chrome Browser Settings

Resetting Chrome is also helpful as it solves any errors because of which the issue is happening. Do these steps to reset chrome settings:

Step 1 ⇒ Open Chrome browser.

Step 2 ⇒ Click on the 3 dots on the top-right corner and then click on Settings.

Step 3 ⇒ Now scroll down and click on Show Advanced Settings.

Step 4 ⇒ Now find the Reset Settings section.

Step 5 ⇒ Now click on Reset Settings.

Step 6 ⇒ Check if the error has disappeared.

Solution 9 ⇒ Check Your Internet Connection

One of the simplest methods to solve Err_Connection_Reset issue can be to check your internet connection as it might have been the cause of Err_Connection_Reset issue from the beginning. If you have a wired connection, unplug the wire from your PC and plugin back again to remove and interruptions within the connection.

If you have a wireless connection, disconnect and reconnect to it again to see if the issue got to solve. Always look for an exclamation mark near the wifi icon if the internet is not working as it might be because of the ISP. Contact your ISP and check if the issue has been from their side.

Solution 10 ⇒ VPN Connection Issue

If you are using a VPN for surfing the internet, it might be the source of the error as it might cause Internet Fluctuations. Properly ensure that the VPN you are using is not causing any blockage in your internet connection. Err_Connection_Reset error mostly occurs when you change the server, so make sure that the VPN connection is stable to avoid any issues.

Solution 11 ⇒ Reset TCP/IP Settings

It is another simple method to solve the error. Follow the steps below to Restart TCP/IP Stack:

Step 1 ⇒ Open Command Prompt as an Admin by pressing Windows key + X

Step 2 ⇒ Now run each of the following commands one-by-one:

  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /renew
  • nets hint ip reset
  • netsh winsock reset 

Step 3 ⇒ Restart your PC and see if it worked for you.



So these were the best 11 methods which can be used to solve the Err_Connection_Reset error. Err_Connection_Reset error occurs because of one of the above reasons. We hope that we were able to help you with Err_Connection_Reset error. If you need any help with any other errors, do reach out to us!