9 Ways to Fix Err_connection_closed Google Chrome Error

If you have ever received this Err_Connection_Closed error and want a solution then you have come to the right place.

What is Err_connection_closed in Google Chrome, and How to Fix It?

I think you are familiar with the below screenshot. Also, you know that how annoying is this connection closed message. That is a very common error in Google Chrome.

Err_connection_closed

Google Chrome uses several types of error codes to show if it has errors when using it.

Connection closed error in Chrome occurs when Chrome fails to connect to the internet. That can happen due to invalid configurations of your network devices. Also, inconsistent server certificate errors can be a reason for the issue sometimes.

When you receive the error, you will not be able to open any website on your browser. Without fixing the issue, Chrome will not load any website.

However, you can easily fix Err_Connection_Closed error by following the below-explained step by step guide.

By following the same steps, you may able to fix the issues such as err_network_changed, err_connection_reset and err_internet_disconnected errors in Google Chrome.

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Step 01 – Check Your Internet Connection

Before going further, it is better to check your connection states first. Because most of the time, your cable connection can be the problem. Check whether the connection between your computer and router is ok.

Also, check the wifi connection and the signal strength. In Windows 10, disconnecting wifi is a common issue.

Another option is to check the internet connectivity using a phone. If you have a phone on your hand, try loading a website to see if it loads without any errors.

If the phone also fails to load any web page, then the problem is with your internet connection. Call your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and ask for a solution.

If the website is loading on any other device without errors, then the problem is with your device. Now follow the rest of the process to solve the issue.

Step 02 – Check the Setting on Your Firewall

If you have a misconfigured firewall, then it can be the reason you can’t load websites on your browser.

Try disabling your firewall temporarily to see if the error still persists.

To disable the firewall in Windows 10 you can follow the following steps.

Type “Firewall” in Windows search and open the “Windows defender firewall.”

type-firewall

From the window, select the “Turn Windows defender firewall on or off.”

on-off-firewall

Then turn off the firewall by selecting “Turn off Windows defender firewall (not recommended) and click ok.

off-firewall

Next, try loading a web page and check the error states. If the problem still exists, you need to proceed further.

Step 03 – Flush DNS

Sometimes a misconfigured DNS server settings also cause the Err_Connection_Closed issue. You can try flushing DNS to see what will happen.

You can simply clear DNS cache by typing a command on command prompt program.

To do that open the command prompt by typing “cmd” on search.

cmd-search

If your current user account doesn’t have the administrator privileges, then open the command prompt Windows as the administrator by right-clicking on it and select run as administrator.

Type the following command and hit enter.

IPconfig /flushdns

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This will flush your DNS cache. Now try loading a website to see if it works. If you receive the same error again, then you need to go further.

Step 04 – Reset TCP/IP Settings

In this Step, I’m going to tell you how to reset your TCP/IP settings to solve the Err_Connection_Closed issue.

For this again, we will need the command prompt. Open it by following the steps as mentioned above and type the following commands to it. Then hit enter after each line.

TIP – You might need to run the command prompt as the administrator even if you are using an admin user account.

nbtstat –r

netsh int IP reset

netsh winsock reset

nbtstat-r
netsh-int-ip-reset
netsh

You need to restart your computer to see the effect. Then try loading a website again to see whether you still encounter the error.

Also, you can apply a static IP address to see the result.

Step 05 – Change DNS Manually

If you didn’t receive a good result by following the above steps, then try applying DNS settings manually.

Using Google DNS settings will help to resolve the site address to an IP address much faster than using your ISP DNS settings.

To do that Right-click on your network icon and open “Open Network and Internet settings”.

DNS-open-network

From the next window, click WIFI or Ethernet according to your connection type.

Then click “Change adapter options”.

change-adapter-options

From the next window, right-click on your desired connection and click on properties to open it and follow the steps according to the images below.

connection-properties

Select TCP IPv4 and click properties.

DNS-settings

Now try to see if you still see the error.

Step 06 – Clear the Browsing Data

Type this URL into your Chrome browser or just copy and paste it to your browser address bar. Then hit enter.

Chrome://settings/clearBrowserData

There you will be able to remove all the corrupted and incorrect cached images and files on your browser.

From the “Clear browsing data” window go to “Advanced” and select “All time” as time range. Don’t forget to check all the options and press “ Clear data”.

chrome-cache-clear

It will clear all your browsing data. Then try loading a website to see the error states again.

Step 07 – Clear Chrome Extensions

If none of the above methods work, then try removing Chrome extensions to see what will happen.

Type or copy-paste this line into your browser then hit enter. Try disabling all the extensions and load a web page to see the error states again.

chrome://extensions

If you don’t see the error anymore, then the problem is with one of your extensions. Try enabling one by one to see what will cause the failure. If you still see the error, then continue to other Steps.

Step 08 – Reset and Clean Up Chrome

The Next Step is to reset browser settings and clean your browser to repair chrome. Because the Chrome cleanup tool can help you to solve the issue.

First, you need to go to Chrome settings. To do that type or copy-paste this URL to your browser and hit enter.

Chrome://settings/

Scroll down until you see the “Advanced” option and click on it.

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Then again scroll down to the option “Reset and clean up” and click “Restore settings to their original defaults” option.

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From the next window click the “Reset settings” button. This will reset your browser and settings to its default.

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Try loading a website now and see if the error still exists.

If you still see the error then try using the “Clean up computer” option that you can find on the same page where you were previously. That is the official cleanup tool of Google Chrome.

See the image below.

chrome-cleanup-computer

From there, click “Find” to find malicious software on your system. Chrome will scan your computer for harmful programs and clean them for you.

find-harmfull-programs

Step 09 – Delete and Reinstall Chrome

Unfortunately, this is the last option to solve Err_Connection_Closed error if you didn’t find any luck with all the above methods. Try to reinstall to chrome and see if the issue was fixed.

Hopefully, one of the above chrome solutions should work and resolve the error message. So keep this method as your last option.

If none of the above methods worked, then try creating another user account and see if the error exists or gone.

If you can’t see the faults in that newly created user account then the problem might be with your user account due to corrupted settings.

You can continue using the computer as usual with a new user account. But if you think that happens due to an error on windows, your last and best option is to reinstall or repair windows installation.

Hopefully, one of the methods mentioned above should solve Err_Connection_Closed error. If you face this error only when opening a particular website, then the error might be with your ISP. Try calling them and asking them for help.

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  1. Kusal Thiwanka October 16, 2019

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