Fix ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome: The ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED error indicates that the websites you are trying to access are being denied by the network and therefore you cannot access them. This error is specific to Google Chrome, so you can check if you can visit the same website in another browser, which means there is something wrong with Chrome. The problem may be due to third-party applications or extensions that may be interfering and thus the error.
Sometimes this error can also occur when the antivirus or firewall may be blocking access to the specific web page. In any case, it is necessary to fix ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome in order to continue browsing without problems. So without wasting any time let's see how to actually resolve this error with the help of the troubleshooting guide below.
Fix ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome
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Method 1: Clear your browsing history
1.Open Google Chrome and press Ctrl + H to open the history.
2.Then click Clear browsing data in the left panel.
3. Make sure "beginning of time" is selected in Obliterate the following items from.
4.Also, check the following:
- Browsing history
- Download story
- Cookies and other data from studs and plugins
- Cached images and files
- Autofill form data
5.Now click Clear browsing data and wait for it to finish.
6.Close your browser and restart your PC. 7.Now open Chrome again and see if you are able to fix ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome if not then proceed to the next method.
Method 2: Restart Google Chrome
1.Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner and on Settings.
2.Now in the settings window, scroll down and click Advanced at the bottom.
3. Go all the way back down and click on the "Restart" column.
4. This would open a pop-up window again asking if you want to Reset, so click Reset to continue.
Method 3: Temporarily disable antivirus and firewall
Sometimes the antivirus program can cause ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome and to verify that this is not the case here you need to disable your antivirus for a limited time so that you can check if the error still appears when the antivirus is off.
1.Right-click the Antivirus Program icon in the system tray and select Disable.
2. Next, select the time during which the Antivirus will remain disabled.
Note: Choose the shortest amount of time possible, for example 15 or 30 minutes.
3.Once done, try again to connect to the WiFi network and check if the error is resolved or not.
4.Press Windows key + I and select Control Panel.
5.Then click on System and Security.
6. Then click on Windows Firewall.
7.Now, from the left pane of the window, click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
8.Select Turn off Windows Firewall and restart your PC. 9.Retry to open Google Chrome and see if you can fix ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome.
If the above method doesn't work, make sure to follow the exact same steps to turn the Firewall back on.
Method 4: Uncheck the proxy
1.Press Windows key + R, then type "inetcpl.cpl" and press enter to open Internet Properties.
2. Next, go to the Connections tab and select LAN Settings.
3.Uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN and make sure "Automatically detect settings" is checked.
4.Click Ok and then Apply and restart your PC.
Method 5: Disable third-party extensions
1.Open Google Chrome and click on the three dots in the upper right corner.
2.Now from the menu select More Tools and then click Extensions.
3. Disable unnecessary extensions and if the problem is not resolved, disable all extensions. Then one by one he enabled them and saw which one was causing the ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome. Delete that extension permanently and restart the Chrome browser.
Method 6: Remove the Chromium Profile
1.Press Windows Key + R and type the following and hit Enter:
Google Chrome user data (tixag 1)
2.Right click on the default folder and select Rename or you can delete if you feel comfortable losing all your preferences in Chrome.
3.Change the folder name to default.old and press Enter.
Note: If you can't change the folder name, make sure to close all instances of chrome.exe from Task Manager.
4.Restart your PC and see if you are able to fix ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome.
Method 7: Run CCleaner and Malwarebytes
1.Download and install CCleaner and Malwarebytes.
2. Launch Malwarebytes and let it scan your system for harmful files.
3.If malware is found, it will automatically remove it.
4.Now run CCleaner and in the "Cleaner" section, in the Windows tab, we suggest that you check the following selections to be cleaned:
5.Once you make sure the correct points are checked, simply click Run Cleaner, and let CCleaner run its course.
6.To clean your system, select the Registry tab and make sure the following is checked:
7.Select Scan by problem and allow CCleaner to scan it, then click Fix selected problems.
8.When CCleaner asks "Do you want to backup the registry changes?" select Yes.
9.Once your backup is complete, select Fix all selected issues.
10.Restart your PC to save the changes.
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That's it, you have successfully fixed ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED in Chrome, but if you still have any questions about this post, feel free to ask them in the comment section.