Quick Fix: Err_Quic_Protocol_Error on Google Chrome

Sophie Luo, in Network issues Tags: Google Chrome

Among all the problems with Google Chrome, you might find this one very familiar: ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR. You may also see This site can’t be reached or This webpage is not available at the same time. 

When you see this message, you are blocked from using the internet. No Gmail, YouTube and other Google related programs sure bums you out.

But no worries, this problem is pretty easy to solve. Work from the top down and get the error fixed! 

1. Disable Experimental QUIC Protocol 

2. Disable Browser Extensions 

3. Check Firewall or Proxy Settings

1. Disable Experimental QUIC Protocol 

One of the most likely reason for this error is related to QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections), a protocol that helps to secure internet hurdles in the way. If problems occurs in the middle of transfer, the error would occur. To solve it: 

1) Open your Google Chrome browser, then type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit Enter

2) On your keyboard, press Ctrl and F keys at the same time, then you will see a search box on the top-right corner. In the search box, type in QUIC to faster locate the protocol. 

3) From the drop-down box, set the status of Experiment QUIC protocol to Disable.  

4) Now restart your browser to see if the problem is fixed. 

2. Disable Browser Extensions 

If disabling Experiment QUIC protocol doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to disable third party extensions as well: 

1) Open your Google Chrome browser, then type chrome://extensions in the address bar and hit Enter

2) Browse through all the extensions you have. If you see any suspicious ones, click the little trash bin on the right side to remove them. 

3) Restart your browser after the changes. 

3. Check Firewall or Proxy Settings

As mentioned, if there is some problem during the transfer of the data from your side to Google’s side, the problem occurs. If you have not yet rule out the problem on your side, do it now. 

1) On your keyboard, press Windows logo key. Then choose Control Panel

2) View by Large icons, and choose Internet Options

3) Go to Connections tab and then click LAN settings button. 

4) Make sure that there is no problem with your Firewall and Proxy settings. If they are any, get them fixed first. 

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