How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error in the browser


Do you experience the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error in your web browser? If you see the error ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED, there is a problem with your internet connection.

ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error is visible in the browser, but the chances are that the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error also occurs in other applications.

ERR_NETWORK_CHANGEDIn this article, we look at how to solve this error.

I’ll give you some tips that can solve the problem.

Go through all the steps in this instruction to see if one of the tips against the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error problem offers the solution.

How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED?

Clearing browser cache and browser cookies

We start cleaning the cookies in your browser. Follow the instructions in our article on how to clean up cookies and see if the problem is solved.

Clearing the DNS Cache

In this step, you can clear the cache on your device.

Windows users. Open a command prompt window, in the command prompt window type: ipconfig /flushdns.

Mac users open a Terminal window.

In the terminal window type: dscacheutil -flushcache. Press the ENTER key and type: sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder.

Scan for malware with Malwarebytes

Malware is known for breaking TCP/IP configurations on your computer. If malware is present on your computer, TCP/IP configurations may be damaged; this causes the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error.

I recommend that you scan with Malwarebytes and delete the detected malware from your computer. In this instruction, I’ll guide you on how to install Malwarebytes and how to search and remove malware.



Incognito mode

Start the browser in incognito mode to see if the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED also occurs in incognito mode. This way, you can exclude whether the problem is on the internet connection or just a specific browser.

Reset the browser

Resetting the browser can be useful if the problem occurs in a specific browser. It is possible that a particular setting causes the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED problem to occur.
Learn how to reset Google Chrome, reset Firefox, reset Internet Explorer or reset Microsoft Edge.

Disable your antivirus software

Antivirus software is recommended; often, antivirus software has a firewall built-in. This antivirus firewall can cause problems with your internet connection. To test if the problem is in the antivirus software, it is advisable to temporarily disable the antivirus software to see if it solves the problem.

Restore your internet connection

NetAdapter Repair is an application to solve network connectivity problems that occur in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

We know that multiple users fixed their connection problems in Google Chrome with NetAdapter Repair. If you use NetAdapter Repair as described in this chapter, NetAdapter will not cause any further problems with your network connection.

It is therefore advisable not to use NetAdapter just to solve connection problems. Some technical knowledge is required to use NetAdapter on your own.

Download NetAdapter Repair and save the file on the Desktop or Downloads folder, it doesn’t matter as long as you can find it.

NetAdapter does not need installation.

Open NetAdapter Repair and click on Advanced Repair. A message appears with the settings that will be restored.

netadapter fix google chrome connection error

WinSock/TCP IP Repair
Clear all Proxy/VPN Settings
Windows Firewall Repair

You might need to restart your computer after using Advanced Repair in NetAdapter Repair. Please take this into account while working with documents or reading this page.


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