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How to Fix ERR_TIMED_OUT on Chrome? 

Chrome is considered to be one of the best browsers that are used by people around the globe. But, the error, ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR is one such error that is faced by almost everyone. But, you do not have to worry at all, because we have listed a few of the methods by which you can easily get rid of the issue with any problem being faced by you.

Method 1: Browse in Incognito Mode and Remove Extensions

To enter into incognito mode, you need to do the following-

  1. Open Chrome and then click the three vertical dots icon in the top-right corner of the toolbar.
  2. Choose New incognito window. Then you should enter Incognito Mode.

To remove extensions, you need to do the following-

Step 1: Click the three vertical dots icon in the top-right corner of the toolbar.

Step 2: Click More Tools and then choose Extensions. Then you can see the full list of your extensions as well as installed Chrome apps.

Or alternatively, you can do the following-

  1. Right-click any extensions in the Chrome toolbar and
  2. Choose Manage extensions.
  3. Click the left arrow to view all the extensions.
  4. Click Details to get more information about the extension and
  5. Click Remove to remove the extension.
  6. You can turn the switch on or off to activate or deactivate the extension.

Method 2: Delete the Default Chrome Folder

  1. Press Win + R keys at the same time to open the Run
  2. Type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\in the box and click OK.
  3. Close your Chrome if it is opened.
  4. A new window pops out, find the folder named Default. Backup the folder anywhere else, then right-click the folder to choose Delete.

After undergoing the steps mentioned above, open your Chrome once again, see if the error still exists, if yes, then try the next solution given below.

Method 3: Update Network Drivers

  1. Go to the start menu
  2. Search or go to the Control Panel
  3. Click on it and opens it there
  4. After that, scroll down and go to the “Windows Update” section there
  5. Click on it & Check if any newly latest driver update is available or not
  6. If any, Update it fast
  7. Or, you can set it as ‘automatically update.’
  8. For that, go to the left side
  9. & click on the “Changes Settings” option there
  10. After open, click on the drop-down menu there
  11. Select the “Install Updates Automatically” option there
  12. & click on the OK button to save this configuration
  13. After completing, close the tab

Next, restart the computer to get rid of the issue.

Method 4: Disable Firewall & Antivirus Software

In this method, you need to disable firewall and antivirus software from the computer so that you can get rid of the issue easily.

Method 5: Check Hosts File

  1. Press Win + E keys at the same time to open File Explorer and then go to the Local Disk C: > Windows > System32 > Drivers > etc.
  2. Open the host file with a notepad. If you see the web address that you cannot visit, delete that entire line from the host file and save

See if the issue is resolved or not, if not try the next solution.

Method 6: Reinstall Chrome Browser

Step 1: Press Win + R keys at the same time to open the Run box, then type appwiz.cpl and click OK to open a new window.

Step 2: Find Google Chrome in the list, and then right-click it to choose Uninstall.

Step 3: After uninstalling Google Chrome successfully, you also need to delete its leftover files. Open the Run box again, then type %appdata% and click OK to open a new window.

Step 4: Find the Google folder and then right-click it to choose Delete.

Step 5: Go to Google Chrome’s site to download the latest version of the browser, and then install it.

Method 7- Disable proxy settings

  1. Access the Settings menu in your Chrome browser.
  2. Under the System section (you’ll need to click Advanced at the bottom to see this).
  3. Click Open proxy settings.
  4. Windows users need to click on LAN Settings and uncheck the Use proxy server for LAN option.
  5. If you’re a Mac user, then you have to uncheck all selectable proxy protocols.

Method 8- Check DNS server

  1. Open up Command Prompt by pressing the Windows logo key and R.
  2. Type “control panel” and hit Enter.
  3. Click on “Network and Internet” and then “Network and Sharing Center.”
  4. On the left-hand side, click on “Change Adapter Settings.”
  5. Right-click on your current connection, this will either be Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection based on how you’re connecting.
  6. Click on “Properties.” Select Internet Protocol Version 4 and click on “Properties.”
  7. Click “Use the following DNS server addresses.”
  8. Enter the following, or replace the existing with these:

For IPv4: and
For IPv6: 2606. 4700. 4700. 1111 and 2606.4700.4700.1001

  1. Click OK, then Close. Restart your browser.

Method 9- Clear the internet browser caches and cookies on your Windows PC

  1. Go to the start menu
  2. Click on the Menu option at the top right
  3. Click on History there & go into it
  4. Click on “Clear browsing data.”
  5. Select and check the cache & cookies options to remove
  6. Click on “Clear browsing data” there
  7. It will clear both cookies and caches
  8. That’s it, done


Thus, these are a few steps by which you can easily get rid of the issue and will not have to face any such problem in the future. But make sure that all your important files and documents are saved so that your data is not lost. After that, you can perform these steps one by one and stop wherein the issue is resolved.

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