You came across a connection error after installing a VPN or messing around with the Proxy Settings of your Google Chrome browser. Such an Error as:

Unable to Connect to Proxy Server

A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between your computer and other servers. Right now, your system is configured to use a proxy, but Google Chrome can’t connect to it.

Unable to connect
Here is how to fix it.

  • Launch your Google Chrome Browser.
  • Click on the Menu Bar, then Click on Settings.
  • Scroll down to Show Advanced Settings, click on it, then scroll down to Networks, then click on Change Proxy Settings… button
  • Now a new window would pop up, click on LAN Settings. A second window appears, now Tick the Automatically Detect Settings check box, click on OK to close Current window.
  • Then Click on OK to close the second window.

That’s how I fixed “Unable to Connect to Proxy Server” on my Chrome Web Browser.


  1. Thanks for the advice, Oscar. That didn’t work for me but it led me in the right direction. I simple removed the check mark for “Use a Proxy Server” above the option you mentioned…okayed out and closed Chrome. Restarted Chrome and all was working fine!
    Thanks for the advice! 🙂



      What Doc Jeffries suggested actually works. If what Oscar suggested did not work for you, do not be discouraged. Try unclicking the check mark at the second from bottom box that starts with “Use a proxy server”. Click ‘OK’ and restart your browser. =) There you go. Please take just a second to leave some feedback for both Oscar and Doc. =D Thanks guys! You’re a huge help.

  2. Resolved it finally by running the following:

    1. Enter “CMD” and right click CMD.exe and selected run as administrator:
    2. Once in dialog box, after cursor: netsh winsock reset.
    3. Ran combofix.exe
    4. So far, everything is back to normal at the moment!

  3. Does not work for me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab. When I click on Advanced Settings there is no Network option. There is Privacy, Accessibility, Content settings, Bandwidth management and About Chrome. I also can’t connect to internet or playstore. I think I have a virus??

  4. Hey, when I go to googe chrome settings, and then network, and then the “change proxy settings” bar wont allow me to click on it. Please help, all of my browsers is doing this, cant access the internet

    • Hi Alberto,
      There are 2 things that can cause it not to pop up,.
      1. Your PC is slow and it would take a longer time than usual to pop up that Change Proxy settings, so you have to be patient. OR
      2. Your Chrome browser is corrupt and needs a re-installation.
      Try these out and let me know what you came up with. Thanks

  5. Oh thanks a lot, I have used this quick shortcut and it works fine

    Start menu ->control panel ->click Network and Internet ->Internet Options ->Connections ->LAN settings and de select”use a proxy server for you”

    Then it will work fine…

  6. I have delt with this issue before and followed the exact steps but the change proxy settings won’t come up. At all.

  7. hi Oscar

    above tips didnt work for me…
    I tries unchecking proxy server from the path u suggested.
    restore the settings
    reinstalled chrome
    but nothing worked..
    Please help me..


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