Unable to connect to the proxy server error messages on Google Chrome can happen for a variety of reasons. In some cases simple configuration settings have been inaccurately submitted by the user, while in other scenarios a malware or potential malware infestation is the culprit.
The Unable to connect to the proxy server message on Google Chrome means that the internet browser can not connect to a configured proxy server, therefor the internet user cannot access the internet using the browser. In some cases malware or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as Browser Warden have rearranged connectivity settings for the affected browser. Furthermore, the Unable to connect to the proxy server message may still appear after malware is removed.
Luckily, it is easy to fix unable to connect to the proxy server messages on Google Chrome in order to gain access to the internet using the affected browser. To fix “Unable to connect to the proxy server” on Google Chrome please follow the steps on this webpage.
Unable to connect to the 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.
If you use a proxy server…
Check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator to make sure the proxy server is working. If you don’t believe you should be using a proxy server: Go to the Chrome menu > Settings > Show advanced settings… > Change proxy settings… > LAN Settings and deselect “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.
Error code: ERR_PROXY_CONNECTION_FAILED
How to fix “Unable to connect to the proxy server”
1. Open Google Chrome and click the customize and control button on the top browser bar (3 bar icon).
2. Click Settings, scroll to the bottom of the webpage, and click Show advanced settings…
3. Under the Network section click the Change proxy settings… button.
4. A new window will appear. On the Connections tab click the LAN settings button.
5. Under the Proxy server section on the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window remove the check mark from Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) and click OK. Click OK on the remaining window to completely fix Unable to connect to the proxy server on Google Chrome.