ERR_CONNECTION_RESET: Chrome, YouTube, Windows Fix

ERR_CONNECTION_RESET: This guide teaches you how to troubleshoot the ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error on Chrome, YouTube, Windows computers and other devices. The ERR_CONNECTION_RESET message appears when a browser is incapable of establishing a connection with the web site being visited. The ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error is oft associated with Google Chrome. However, the tips outlined herein can resolve the issue regardless of the browser.

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The Google Chrome err_connection_reset can be a result of several things. A simple change in the registry, TCP/IP or other network settings can affect the connection. You may not deliberately modify these things but third-party programs might do this without you knowing. Programs such as  PC optimization software and even your anti-virus or other third party firewalls can be the cause.

Disable Antivirus

If this error affects your browser and perhaps blocks access to popular sites such as Facebook or err_connection_reset YouTube is a problem (who doesn’t like spending hours watching videos?) then you can try disabling your antivirus and firewall to see if it is affecting your connection. You can disable these things by right clicking on your Antivirus icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. Once disabled, launch or restart your browser and check to see if you are able to access websites. If disabling your antivirus solves the issue then it’d be a good idea to uninstall and reinstall the antivirus.

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Setup MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

Having the incorrect MTU settings can cause the err_connection_reset. To work your way around this, you need to set the correct value. To do this, you will need the name of your network adapter. The quickest way to figure out the name of your adapter is to Hold the windows key and Press R and type ncpa.cpl. This brings up a list of all your adapters. Here, you need to write down the name of the active adapter.

  • Now, hold the windows key and press R
  • Type cmd to open command prompt.
  • In the command prompt, type the follow command:


netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “Wireless Network Connection 4” mtu=1472 store=persistent
  • replace Wireless Network Connection 4 with the name of your network adapter and hit Enter.
  • Chek to see that your connection allows you to visit websites now. (You might need to restart the PC).

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