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“ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR” Latest Fix Has Come To The Rescue


Ever since it came to market, Google Chrome has been a favorite of lot many users. Be it the UI, the UX or the lightning fast speed at which pages get opened, Google Chrome won a lot of fans.

But like any other software in the market, Google Chrome too is not without bugs. One of the most annoying bugs Google Chrome had recently is ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR


How does it annoy you?

When you browse with Google Chrome, in certain websites, images fail to load. Due to this, end users will get a quite annoying user experience with Google Chrome.

There is no particular website which is affected by this error. It very much random in nature.

What is causing “ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR”?

There are reports that Avast is causing this issue. A popular assumption is Avast Web Shield conflicting with Google Chrome browser

How can I fix it?

There are more than one solution to fix ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR

The first method is very simple. All you have to do is close the browser and reopen, ie, restart it. The same trick you do with Windows OS right? Looks like that fix is contagious.

Once you reopen the browser, the error is gone and everything works fine. This is one of the time-tested methods to fix ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR.

Next method deals with removing Avast altogether from your PC. You can try using another of those great free antivirus programs or simply get back to Microsoft’s own Security Essentials.

There are more options if the error is not going away.

Flush DNS Method

One of those methods is to flush DNS. You will need to open the command prompt to do this;

  1. Type Windows key + R to open “ Run “
  2. Type in cmd
  3. Once command prompt window pops up, type ipconfig /flushdns
  4. Press “ Enter “

Renew IP Method

An alternative fix is to renew IP using command prompt;

  1. Type Windows key + R to open “ Run “
  2. Type in cmd
  3. Once command prompt window pops up, type ipconfig /release
  4. Press “ Enter “
  5. Now type ipconfig /renew
  6. Press “ Enter “

If all of the above does not work, try Flushing SPDY sockets.

Flush SDPY Method

To Flush SPDY sockets;

  1. Type chrome://net-internals/#spdy in the address bar
  1. Press “ Enter “
  1. You will now see a drop-down menu arrow on the right-hand side
  1. Click on it and look for “ Tools “
  1. Now choose Flush Sockets
  1. Go back to the page and refresh it

One or other method listed above will work for you. Make sure that you don’t hate Chrome for this. Google Chrome is still an awesome browser and all of us love it.

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