How to Fix the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED Error

Inspect site Status

In many scenarios, the ERR CONNECTION REFUSED error is produced by a down website. As a result, the first thing you need to do is check the status of the website to determine if it is down or not. You may do this by using Down For Everyone Or Just Me?

Clear the cache and cookies on your Computer

To clear the cache and cookies on Chrome Press CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE and click on Clear Data button.

Reset your router

To reset your router, follow these steps: – Find the Power button on your router. – Press and hold the Power button for at least 15 seconds. – After 15 seconds, release the Power button and wait for the router to restart.

Change your proxy settings

Another possible solution is to change your proxy settings. If you are using a proxy server, the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error could be caused by the proxy settings. To fix this, you can try changing your proxy settings.

Disable your antivirus software

Antivirus software might occasionally interfere with your online browsing and trigger the ERR CONNECTION REFUSED error. While antivirus software is normally designed to protect consumers from harmful websites, it can occasionally block genuine websites.

Clear your DNS cache

Your DNS cache is a little storage space on your computer that saves the addresses of the websites you've recently visited. This will allow your computer to visit websites faster, which will speed up your online browsing. However, the DNS cache might get damaged at times, resulting in the ERR CONNECTION REFUSED message.

Change your DNS Address

You can implement Google DNS 8.8.8.8 or Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 to see if it fixes your problem. 

Contact your ISP

A issue with your network or Internet connection may trigger the ERR CONNECTION REFUSED error in some situations. If all of the following approaches have failed, you may need to contact your ISP for help.