• December 5, 2023

Error ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT Google Chrome – how to fix?

Some users complain about the appearance of the ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT error when opening one or more tabs in the Google Chrome browser. Most often, owners of older versions of Chrome face this problem.

The full text of this error might read as follows:

***** site blocked

The extension blocked sending a request to the server.

Disable extensions.


What causes ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT to appear?

After thorough examination of numerous messages, we have concluded that the following may be causing this error:

  • outdated version of the Google Chrome browser;
  • Chrome extensions are blocking the connection to the website.

How to get rid of ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT?


Method # 1 Opening a web page in incognito mode

Considering that ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT often occurs due to extensions, the first thing you should do is open the page you need in incognito mode. The fact is that extensions are not used in this mode, and therefore you can immediately understand whether they are the case or not.

  • Open Google Chrome;
  • press the combination Ctrl + Shift + N (or click on the icon in the form of three dots in the upper right corner and select “New window in incognito mode”);
  • go to the website you want.

Has everything opened up? Then the problem really lies in the extensions – let’s move on.

If the error is still blocking your path, even in incognito mode, then go immediately to fourth method in our article!

Method # 2 Finding and disabling the problematic extension

You’ve identified that an extension is causing the ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT error – but which one? Here’s what you need to do: disable all extensions in Google Chrome, and then enable them one by one, reloading the desired website in order to find the problematic extension.

Not sure how to deactivate extensions? It is done like this:

  • open Chrome;
  • click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner;
  • select More tools → Extensions;
  • there will be a small switch next to the extensions – move it to the off position (it will turn gray);
  • go to the required web page;
  • go back to the extensions and enable them one at a time, refreshing the page until you find the one that is blocking the connection to the site.

As soon as you find the “culprit”, go to the browser extensions and remove it by clicking on the “Remove” button twice.

If you find that the installed AdBlocker is blocking the connection, then go to third method in the article.

Method # 3 Whitelisting a site

Let’s say you understand that the site is blocking the installed AdBlock – what to do? Yes, everything is simple: just add the desired site to the white list of this extension – and the trick is in the bag! Let’s take a look at an example on the AdBlockPlus extension:

  • open the Google Chrome browser;
  • click on the ABP icon in the upper right corner, then click on the gear icon;
  • go to the “White list of sites” tab;
  • write down the required site in an empty line, for example, https://gamesqa.ru, and click on the “Add site” button.

And that is all. Now no ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT error will bother you anymore.

Method # 4 Updating Google Chrome

Have you updated your Chrome for a long time? If the answer is yes, then that might be the whole problem. It is possible that some of your extensions are unstable with older versions of the browser, which leads to blocking of the connection. It is enough to click on the icon in the form of three dots and select the “Update Google Chrome” option.

After refreshing the browser, the ERR BLOCKED BY CLIENT error should be gone.

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