Fix ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED Error in Google Chrome

Last Updated on March 23, 2018

Chrome occasionally shows “The webpage is not available ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED” error to its users while browsing the web. Fortunately, most of the time, this error shows up because of some misconfiguration in the software side.

I have discussed how to get rid of Chrome’s errors in past, but if you are not familiar with that method, please continue reading this below.



This error shows up when the server of the website which you are asking the data from is declining your request for that data. The server is kicking your PC out of the line without giving you the data required for visiting the website. The Connection Closed error mainly shows because of:

The Connection Closed error mainly shows because of:

  • Outdated cache and data
  • Outdated DNS Cache
  • Bad DNS settings in Windows

Remove Cache and data from Chrome

All three reasons given are very easy to fix with a small amount of tinkering with the system settings on your PC. First and foremost, we will try the easiest one among those three by cleaning the outdated cache and data from the web browser.

  • Click on the 3-line hamburger menu on the top-right side of Chrome to open Menu.
  • From the Menu, go the Settings and click on “Show advanced settings…“.
  • Click on Clear Browsing Data button and select Obliterate the following items from the beginning of time.
  • Check Browsing history, cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files.
  • Now click on Clear Browsing Data button.

This will clear all the outdated data and cache from Chrome. Check whether the website you are trying to access is working now or not. If it is, then your work is done, but if not, then continue below with flushing DNS cache.

Flush DNS in Windows

I have written previously on how to clear DNS cache from Windows 10 in a previous article for fixing the DNS server not responding error in Chrome. So, check that out. It has all the necessary steps required for you to ger rid of the ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED error.

Fix Bad DNS Config in Windows

Sometimes, the DNS configuration in Windows also causes connections to close upon browsing the web. It could also be possible that somewhere along the line, some intermediate server might be blocking your request to visit the websites that you want to visit. In that case, you can change the DNS server on Windows to something like OpenDNS or GoogleDNS to get access to all the websites that you want.

The guys at Howtogeek have written an excellent guide on how to do this very thing with step by step instructions for everything. You can follow their guide to change your DNS server to OpenDNS (the one I prefer among the two), and the ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED error will stop showing.

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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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