Problem with connecting to the websites in Google chrome

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Hello Everyone,

I am using Microsoft Win XP Home professional and Google Chrome version (Official Build 41514) unknown. I am having problem with connecting to the websites in the Google chrome. It gives me the error message “Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error”.

Google Chrome opens fine and with no problem and showing all the recent sites visited but as soon as I connect to the site it shows that error message. I cannot even open the proxy settings in the options. I have also tried to remove malware from my system using Malwarebytes anti-malware but nothing happens. Can someone please help guide me through this issue and how to resolve it?

Thank you in Advance.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #141685

Problem with connecting to the websites in Google chrome


There are several factors which could be causing this error message to appear. You may try the following:

1. Check for malware: I understand you have already scanned your computer using Malwarebytes. You may still have remnants of the malware in your computer which is causing this.

Just to make sure, you might want to try running Trend Micro’s House call. It’s an online free scanner with the Smart Protection Network integrated, which is also what they have in their security software. Here’s the link:

2. Clear browser cache/cookies: A corrupted cookie may affect your internet browsing. To do this:

a. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.

b. Select Settings.

c. Click the Under the Hood tab.

d. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.

e. In the Content Settings dialog that appears, click the Cookies tab.

f. Click Show cookies and other site data.

g. Click Remove all.

h. Click Close.

3. Check if your antivirus or firewall is blocking Google Chrome.

Answered By 0 points N/A #141686

Problem with connecting to the websites in Google chrome


“Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error” his error happen when Google Chrome is unable to load the requested webpage.

First Check the error you're receiving If you can load the webpage using another browser, but not Google Chrome, check the exact error you're getting by clicking the More information link on the page. If it is the same thing happen than follow the direction.

This error happen due to issues with a Layered service provider (LSP) on your pc. Layered service provider (LSP) is reporting more data written to a socket than was requested.

Solutions :

1. Check For Malware :

Sometimes malware is frequently the culprit on our computer that's preventing Google Chrome from connecting to a web server. Use free software available through Google pack to detect and remove malware from your computer.

This is the link: Common symptoms of malware

2. Clear your cookies :

Cookies are files created by websites you've visited to store browsing information, such as your preferences for the website or profile information. A corrupted cookie file may be causing this error to show up. Follow these steps to clear your cookies (for Windows):   

  • Click the tool menu.
  • Click the Under the Hood tab and find the "Privacy" section.
  • In the "Cookie settings" section, click Show cookies.
  • Click Remove all.
  • Click C lose.

You can also adjust your proxy settings. After doing this if it doesn't work than uninstall it and Down load the new Version.

Thank you.

Answered By 1065 points N/A #141687

Problem with connecting to the websites in Google chrome


Error 102 on Chrome means there is a missing component which is called the expand.exe that prevents Chrome to install properly. If you receive this error on browsing using Chrome, try to uninstall it and remove all the contents of Chrome and then reinstall it back.

Or you can also check for the expand.exe file by clicking on the Start and then type expand.exe on your computer. Once you locate the file, go to the C: WindowsSystem32 directory and move the expand.exe. The file is also available on your Windows installation disc.

When you already copied it, reinstall Chrome again and then change the location of the temp folder by clicking on the Start menu and then Run. Enter C: and then click OK. Make a temporary folder through the File and then New and then click on Folder. Name your folder "test" and then click on Start and then Run again and go to the Command Prompt.

Type "set TMP=C: test" and then reinstall the browser by typing the following in the Command Prompt: start ChromeSetup.exe.


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