Google Chrome is the most liked web browser and many users have switched to Google Chrome for their browsing needs. Just like any other web browser Google Chrome also comes with its own set of problems.


One of the main problems that Google Chrome users face with the browser is DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error. This article will help you understand the methods that help you fix the error.

Check the antivirus installed on your system

In case you encounter DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error on your Windows 10 the actual reason can be your antivirus. In order to resolve this issue, it is highly recommended that the configuration of your antivirus should be changed and also you need to disable some of the antivirus features. In case these steps do not work you can simply disable your antivirus completely.

Again if you do not get successful in fixing the error after disabling your antivirus then the last option you can try is to remove the antivirus from your system completely. Do not worry even after you disable your antivirus, in-built protection in Windows again antivirus that is Windows Defender is protecting your system against virus attack.


Command Prompt to fix DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error

Using the command prompt can be the simplest method to fix the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Error. You need to run the command –  flushdns from the command prompt. Here is how you can do it

Press- Windows key + X which will open – Power User Menu. Now select – Command Prompt(Admin) from a menu.

After you get the command prompt type – ipconfig /flushdns and then hit Enter.

Once the process is over close your command prompt window. Now check if the error is fixed.

Use a different DNS

Sometimes a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error occurs when there are some issues with the DNS server you are using. In order to resolve the problem, you can use another DNS server. You can choose to use Google’s Public DNS server.

Reset your Google Chrome to default

You can try this effective solution wherein you need to reset your Google Chrome to default.

Disable the VPN Software

Some users rely on VPN software to safeguard their privacy while working online. Undoubtedly, the VPN clients are quite beneficial but sometimes they lead to some DNS problems. So, try to disable your VPN client temporarily and check if it works to fix the issue.

All these methods are effective and will work to resolve the problem.

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