Google Chrome is one of the most sought after browser in the Internet world. It is the preferred browser for many due to its comfortable usages. It provides an extremely fast browsing speed and is compatible to use under various platforms. Like any other browser, Google Chrome does throw some error at times. These errors might cause the Google Chrome to slow down or stop working. But the good thing is that these errors can be resolved by you. If you understand the reason behind the error, you will be able to get through it easily. This article will address at some of the common Google Chrome errors and the best way to deal with them.
- DNS Probe Finished No Internet-
Most of the connection errors and the DNS errors can be resolved by the mere change of the DNS server settings. The default DNS server setting sometimes poses hindrance in the smooth working of your Google Chrome browser. So, we recommend you to change the DNS server from the default settings to third-party DNS services. Some of the well-known DNS servers include the Google DNS and the OpenDNS. You can always try with many other DNS servers but give these two a try before going for the other third-party DNS servers. For changing the settings, go to Network settings. There you will find the IPv4 option. Click that and you will be prompted to enter a new IP address. Here is where you will enter the new DNS server address. The same method can be used for another error message saying, “dns_probe_finished_nxdomain” in Google Chrome.
- Turn Off Antivirus Software-
Any system needs a good antivirus software to have protection against possible malware. But a few issues in the Google Chrome do arise from the antivirus software installed on your system. Sometimes, the antivirus software fails to differentiate the malware from the right ones. It causes the unwanted interruptions to the browser causing it to stop abruptly. Hence, try to turn off the antivirus program when you are in the process of diagnosis. Your browser may start working if you close the antivirus software running on the screen. Once you find that the browser error is due to the antivirus program, you can then change its settings. Later on, you can add your connection to the whitelist.
- Removal of Cookies and Cached Files-
Cookies and cache files are created as a result of browsing. They help in providing a better browsing experience for any website. But the continuous accumulation of such cookies and cached files is not good for your Google Chrome browser. Your browser may malfunction if you are not removing such files in a periodic manner. Some of the major browser gets fixed by deleting such unwanted files. You can even remove the unwanted browsing history to avoid any browser errors. The following command will remove the files you intend to-
Type this command in the browser’s address bar. On pressing Enter, you will find the list of files, cookies, cached files. You can select all those files you want to remove.
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- Flush up All DNS Cache On The System-
For any browser error in these Operating system like Windows, Linux, or Mac, try to remove the DNS cache files available in your system. It is often found that these cache files cause some interruptions to the browser causing it to malfunction. So, next time if you have an issue with your browser, check that your system is free from the unwanted DNS cache. The following command should be used for removing them,
You will have to type this on the command prompt or the terminal depending on your system platform. This will completely remove the DNS cache in your system.
- Verify System’s Date and Time-
The system date and time settings have a major impact on the Google Chrome or any other browser for that matter. If you have an incorrect setting by mistake, it produces enormous browser errors. A serious error includes the SSL connection error. This happens when the system’s date and time are not proper. The proper date and time setting in your system will avoid such serious browser errors.
All these are some of the most common Google Chrome errors. Definitely, these errors can be resolved by your very own effort. A simple understanding of these errors will help you to handle these errors with ease. You do not have to rely on any technical persons to handle such errors. So, hereafter, if you face an error in your Google Chrome browser, don’t worry. With all the points discussed here as a reference, you will be able to address these browser errors in a better way.
John Snow Kornar is a freelance writer who specializes in Windows troubleshooting, Computer tips and tricks. He blogs about PC guide, Windows & computer tricks in his blog Top PC Tech.