How to fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on Chrome?

Are you getting message ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error in Google Chrome? Then you must know that it is very frustrating and annoying. But don’t worry we are here to help you. In this article, we will discuss how to solve the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error in Google Chrome. So read this article carefully. Don’t miss our guide on how to connect ps3 controller on pc.



Method 1:

Ø  First check your website is down or not. To check it go to the link given below:

Ø  Here paste website URL and verify it is down to you or everyone.

Method 2:

Next trick is to clear your Google Chrome browser’s cache. It will help your system to remove expired caches as it can also be the reason for error connection of certain website and prevent you from visiting particular sites. To clear the chrome’s catch to follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

Ø  Open your google chrome web browser and paste the following URL into the search bar and then press the enter key:


Step 2:

Ø  Now you can see two options and then select the Clear browsing data button from it.

Step 3:

Ø  Now check for any random website and check the error solved or not.


Method 3:

Ø  Wi-Fi connection is the main reason behind this error, and hence the solution is worth to try. For that reset your Wi-Fi router, by simply turn off wifi device and then turn on by pressing the power button.

Ø  Wait for a few minutes until it set up and check the website you are facing problem to open.


Method 4:

When we are trying to open any website, we have to go through the proxy server to open it. So if there is any problem with it, you may face problem to access it. To check and fix the proxy server, follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

Ø  In the search bar, type control panel and open it on your pc. The search bar located at the bottom left corner.

Step 2:

Ø  Open the control panel and select Network and Internet option. Inside it search for Internet Options and open it.

Step 3:

Ø  Here go to the Connections tab, which situated right next to Content at the top and click on LAN Settings at the bottom.

Step 4:

Ø  Here you have to confirm that under proxy server, the checkbox next to “Use a proxy server …” is unchecked.

Ø  And all done. If it enables then disable it and check your problem is solved or not.


Method 5:

This method wants to disable your anti-virus. Yes, sometimes by disabling Firewall or your Antivirus Software can solve your problem. By disabling it, we can find that the root of our problem lies in our firewall or anti-virus software. If it works, then you can use another anti-virus software and if this method doesn’t work, then re-enable it, again. Even you can try to update the version of the software. To disable your firewall, follow the steps given below:

Step 1:

Ø  Go to the control panel from the search bar, located bottom left corner. And from the control panel select System and Security.

Step 2:

Ø  Now, search and click on Windows Defender Firewall.

Step 3:

Ø  Next, turn off Windows Defender Firewall on the sidebar to your left-hand side.

Step 4:

Ø  Now, enable the box next to Turn off Windows Firewall and check the problem is solved or not.


If you have installed an Antivirus software, then the system might not allow you to turn off the Firewall. So what you have to do is disable the antivirus.

Method 6:

If any of above method won’t work, then try this last but not least method of changing IP address.

Step 1:

Ø  In the search bar type command prompt and open it. Now copy and paste the following command and note that after each line of command press enter.

Step 2:

Ø  Type netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter.

Step 3:

Ø  Now type ipconfig/flushdns and press enter.

Step 4:

Ø  Restart your pc and check.


It is all about how to solve the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error in Google Chrome problem in windows. We hope you like it. In case of doubts and queries, use the comment section given below. Thank you!

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