You’re trying khổng lồ access a website, but Chrome keeps on displaying the message: ERR_Connection_Refused. When this error occurs, you basically can’t xuất hiện the trang web that you’re trying to connect to. And there are various reasons why this happens.

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Here, we take a look at some of the ways to lớn potentially fix this issue in Chrome.

1. Kiểm tra If the trang web Is Alive

When Chrome says the connection is refused, the first thing you need to bởi is to check if the trang web is online. It might be that the site has gone down, và the website host for that site is refusing your connection.

Use an uptime checker, like Down for Everyone or Just Me, to see if the website you’re trying to mở cửa is online or not. This site should tell you about the uptime for any trang web you enter.

2. Reboot Your Router

Once you’ve confirmed the site you want khổng lồ visit is online, the next thing to vày is khổng lồ reboot your router. This is because your router may be experiencing issues establishing certain connections.

You can reboot your router and see if that helps fix the refused to lớn connect error in Chrome. This may or may not work, but there’s no harm in giving it a try.

3. Clear Your Chrome Cache Files

Like every other browser, Chrome also stores cache files on your system. These files help Chrome servers load web pages faster, but sometimes, these files are the reason you have issues with the browser.

Therefore, it’s a good idea to clear Chrome cache files và see if this resolves your connection issue. Here’s how to lớn get rid of Chrome’s cache content:

Click the three-dots at the top-right corner in Chrome and select Settings. Click Privacy and security on the left. Select Clear browsing data on the right. Tick Cached images và files, & click the Clear data button.


4. Change the DNS Server

Chrome uses your DNS settings khổng lồ resolve domain name names lớn IP addresses. If your specified DNS servers are facing an issue, that might be the reason websites are refusing your connection.

Related: What Is a DNS Server and Why Is It Unavailable?

To potentially fix this issue, you can try using alternate DNS servers. Here’s how to bởi this on both Windows and macOS.

Change the DNS hệ thống on Windows

Head into Settings > Network & Internet > Change adapter options on your PC. Right-click your adapter & click Properties. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and hit Properties. Tick the box that says Use the following DNS hệ thống addresses. Use in the Preferred DNS server box và in the Alternate DNS server box. Then, click OK.


Change the DNS vps on macOS

Click the táo apple logo at the đứng top left of your screen, select System Preferences, and click Network. Select your connection on the left, and click Advanced on the right. Head to the DNS tab. Remove your existing DNS servers by selecting them in the list and clicking the Remove (-) sign at the bottom. Click the Add (+) sign and địa chỉ Click the Add (+) sign again and add

5. Disable the Proxy Server

If you use a proxy server on your computer, it’s worth toggling it off to see if that helps fix the ERR_Connection_Refused error in Chrome.

Related: What Is a Proxy Server?

Disable the Proxy vps on Windows

open the Settings app, click Network và Internet, & select Proxy on the left. Turn the Use a proxy server option to the Off position from the right panel.


Disable the Proxy hệ thống on macOS

Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar & select Open Network Preferences. Select your connection on the left, và click Advanced on the right. Go to lớn the Proxies tab.

6. Turn Your Firewall Off

Your firewall restricts what incoming và outgoing connections your computer can make. It’s a good idea to lớn turn your firewall off & see if this helps you access the websites that otherwise don’t open.

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Disable the Firewall on Windows

Head khổng lồ Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall on your PC. Select Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off on the left. Click the Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) option in both Private network settings and Public network settings sections.
Click Ok to save your changes.

Disable the Firewall on macOS

xuất hiện System Preferences và click Security & Privacy. Go lớn the Firewall tab and click the Turn Off Firewall button.

7. Disable Chrome Extensions

You’ve probably installed some extensions in Chrome. Sometimes, these extensions cause issues with the browser & that can lead khổng lồ connection errors lượt thích the one you’re experiencing.

You can turn these extensions off, & then see if Chrome successfully connects to lớn your websites. Here’s how:

Click the three-dots at the top right in Chrome and select More Tools > Extensions. Disable each of the extensions on your screen.
Relaunch Chrome và see if your site opens. Related: Shady Google Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall ASAP

8. Reset the Chrome Browser

Chrome actually offers an option that resets all your browser settings. If your connection issues are caused by any tweaked settings, this reset option should potentially fix that.

This won’t remove your web history, bookmarks, and saved passwords.

Here’s how lớn reset Chrome:

Click the three-dots at the đứng đầu right, & select Settings. Expand Advanced on the left, & click Reset settings. Click Restore settings to lớn their original defaults on the right. Select Reset settings in the prompt.

9. Reinstall Chrome

If nothing else works, you can reinstall Chrome and see if that finally helps get rid of the connection issues in your browser.

Reinstalling Chrome doesn’t delete any data that syncs with your Google account.

To uninstall Chrome on Windows, head to Settings > Apps, click Google Chrome, and select the Uninstall button.

On macOS, use the free AppCleaner app khổng lồ remove Chrome, as well as all of the files associated with it.

After that, you can then download a fresh copy of Chrome and install it on your computer.

Turning Refused Connections Into Accepted Connections

While there are many reasons a website refuses your request for a connection, you can try some of the fixes above and see if they resolve the issue. In most cases, you should be able khổng lồ get around your connection issues with these methods.

Chrome, lượt thích other browsers, has its own fair tóm tắt of issues. You never know what issue you’ll run into, but there are fixes for most, if not all, issues for this browser.

Mahesh is a tech writer at He"s been writing tech how-to guides for about 8 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to lớn teach people how they can get the most out of their devices.

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