- Google Chrome Refused Error
Fixed: Err_Connection_Refused Error in Windows 7
Most of the Google Chrome users would have come across the ‘Err_Connection_Refused’ error while they browse. This is a common error that occurs when the Internet connection fails. To fix this error, refer to the troubleshooting steps given before.
Solution 1: Changing the Proxy Settings
- On your Windows computer, click the Start menu and type ‘control panel’ in the search panel.
- Press Enter and give a double-click on the Control Panel app from the search result.
- In the Control Panel window, click on Internet Options.
- Click the Connections tab and navigate to the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings section.
- Click the LAN settings button and uncheck the Automatically detect settings and Use automatic configuration port checkboxes.
- Under Proxy server, deselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN checkbox and click the OK button.
- After changing the proxy settings, restart your computer and check if the Err_Connection_Refused problem has been resolved.
Solution 2: Resetting the Network Settings with CMD
- Click the Start menu available at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Type ‘cmd’ in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
- From the search result, give a right-click on the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
- In the Command Prompt window, type ‘ipconfig /release’ and press the Enter key.
- Type ‘ipconfig /all’ and hit the Enter button.
- Type ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ and press Enter.
- Type ‘ipconfig /renew’ in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key.
- This will reset the network settings and fix the ‘Err_Connection_Refused’ error.
Solution 3: Clear Browser cache & Change the DNS
- Open a new tab on your browser and press the Ctrl + Shift + Delete shortcut keys to open the Clear browsing data window.
- Select all the checkboxes and click the Clear browsing data button to clear the cache data on your Chrome browser.
- Next, click the Start menu and type ‘network’ in the search panel.
- Press the Enter key and give a double-click on the Network and Sharing Center tab from the search result.
- Navigate to the left-side panel and click on Change adapter settings.
- Give a right-click on the network adapter icon and select the Properties option from the pop-up menu.
- Give a double-click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option or select it and click the Properties button.
- Click the General tab and enable the Use the following DNS server address radio button.
- Enter ‘22.214.171.124’ in the Preferred DNS server field and enter ‘126.96.36.199’ in the Alternate DNS server field.
- Click OK and restart your computer.
- After restarting your Windows 7 computer, launch the browser and check if the Err_Connection_Refused problem has been resolved.