Fix Internet Firewall Blocking in Chrome on Windows 10

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Marie-Ange Demory
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What if you are trying to open a web page in your Chrome browser and it displays "No Internet" even though the Internet is on? It's frustrating isn't it? Well this appears to be a bug with the firewall settings where it prevents Google Chrome from accessing the webpage.

It is due to firewall exceptions created for Google Chrome, due to a recently installed app, a recent update, or maybe you just accidentally clicked on it. This is a known problem and can also be solved easily. Let's see how.



Method 1: using the control panel

Step 1: Click on windows at the desk and type Windows Defender Firewall in the search box. Click on the result to open the file Control Panel window with the extension Windows Defender Firewall settings.

Step 2: A Control Panel window, check if the Private networks and Public or guest networks the sections on the right are green, which is good. Now click Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall option on the left side of the panel.

Step 3: In the next window under the file Allow applications to communicate through Windows Defender Firewall option, scroll down and find Google Chrome. If you find the boxes next to it unchecked, check the boxes.

Make sure Chrome is selected with the public and private options selected.

print ok to save changes and exit.

Restart Chrome to check if it works now. It should start loading web pages now. However, if Google Chrome Are you already registered Control Panel and your web pages still don't load, follow 2 method.



Method 2: use Chrome settings

Step 1: A Google Chrome browser, click three vertical points in the upper right corner of the browser and click settings in the context menu.


Step 2: A settings window, scroll down and click Advanced to expand it.


Step 3: Now scroll down to Reset and clean section and click Reset the settings to their original defaults option below it.

Step 4: In the message, click reset settings button. Remember, resetting your settings will delete all saved bookmarks, history, saved passwords, and temporary cookies. So make sure you click the button.

Your Chrome browser should work fine now.

Method 3: Disable VPN Network Adapters in Device Manager

1. close device administrator in the Windows 10 taskbar search.

2. Expand network adapters.

3. Locate the VPN adapter, right-click and disable it.

Method 4: uninstall the VPN software

If you have VPN software installed on your PC, it could also be the cause of this error. Try uninstalling any VPN from your system and try again.

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