ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED Error in Chrome {Fixed}

ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED is a very common error message that we receive while we try to browse something through our internet browser. This error won’t allow your browser to pass through and connect to a specific website or page. So, in simple words, this error won’t let you use the internet connection in your system.

Restarting the system also didn’t help you with this error. There can be a number of reasons behind the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error message in your browser, some of them are mentioned below.

The most known and first reason behind this error is the third party Antivirus software program that is installed on your system. Antivirus is supposed to protect you while you use the internet with the help of a Firewall strategy and this can also result in the disconnection from the internet connection in various cases.

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The Local Area Network (LAN) or Wireless Connection of your system can also be the reason behind this error in your system. Many times, some changes in LAN settings can also affect the internet connection of your system. Browsing cookies and caches can also be the reason behind this error message appearing.

How to Fix ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED Error in Google Chrome

The solution is as unspecific as to the reason behind the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error. But, there is no need to panic, as we have briefly described every method to fix this internet issue in your system.  Follow the steps we have mentioned in this article properly, and fix this error.

Method 1: Fix Local Area Network Settings

According to many of our users, one of the very common reasons because of which the error ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED can occur in your system is some automatic change in Local Area Network i.e. LAN settings of your system. But, there is no need to worry as this can be simply fixed by modifying these changes in settings, and then you will be able to use your internet again. To modify these settings, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Firstly, search for the Control Panel feature in your system with the help of the Windows search bar and select it from the results to open or you can just press Win + X simultaneously to open it.

Step 2: Once the Control Panel window opens, select the Network and Internet icon and then the Internet Options option from the next window.

Step 3: Once the Internet Options window opens, go to the Connections tab located at the very top of the window.

Step 4: Now, click on the LAN settings button under the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings section.

Step 5: Once the LAN Settings opens, uncheck every checkbox option in there and click on OK to save the changes.

This method is one of the most effective ways to solve this error, so it must resolve this problem for you. But if it didn’t work for you, go ahead and try the next method.

Method 2: Clearing Browsing Data

Another very common reason due to which the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error occurs is cookies and caches, as they can terminate your internet connection too. This can be easily resolved by clearing the cookies and caches that are related to your internet connection. To clear your browsing history from Firefox or Google Chrome, follow the steps we have mentioned below.

Clear Browsing Data on Firefox:

For clearing up the browsing history or data of the Firefox browser, first, you need to press the Ctrl + Shift + Del key at the same time on the keyboard. This will open a new window with default options on it. Now, just click on the Clear Now button from there. Restart your browser and see if the internet connection is back or not.

Clear Browsing Data on Google Chrome:

Step 1: Click on the three dots that are present on the top right corner of the address bar in the Chrome window to open Chrome’s Menu and select Settings from it.

Step 2: Once the Settings opens, click on the arrow next to the Clear browsing data option under the Privacy and Security section.

Step 4: Now, a new window will pop-up, click on the Time range drop-down menu and select the All-time option from it and check all the checkboxes there.

If the error still persists, we recommend you to go ahead and try our last method.

Method 3: Reinstalling Antivirus

There is also a possibility that internet access gets restricted or blocked by Antivirus and Firewall or other third-party security software present in your system. To check if the error is due to your Antivirus or not, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Firstly, search for the Control Panel feature in your system with the help of the Windows search bar and select it from the results to open or you can just press Win + X simultaneously to open it.

Step 2: Once the Control Panel window opens, select the Programs icon and then the Programs and Features option from the next window.

Step 3: Once the Programs and Features tab opens, click on the Uninstall a Program option.

Step 4: Select your Antivirus from the list, right-click on it, and then click on the Uninstall option from the appeared menu.

Once the Antivirus is uninstalled from your system, go and check if you can access the internet connection now. If yes, then the error is because of your antivirus software. From here, you have two options, you can either reinstall it and remove the restriction on the internet connection, or you can download a free antivirus software such as AVG, which can do the same job as any other software.

Final Words

We hope that the methods mentioned above helped you in solving the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED error in your system. You can also try deleting all the WLAN Profiles from your system. For any other queries or doubts, write them down in the comment section.