When suspicious activity is found on the browser, the error Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings appears. Add Google Chrome to the list of apps that are authorized by your firewall or try one of the other solutions offered to fix this connection issue. If you already have one of these installed, we’ve also included instructions on how to add Chrome as an exception.
It’s not a major problem if it says “Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings.” When a serious issue (such as ERR CONNECTION TIMED OUT etc.) occurs, it is listed as a suggestion in Google Chrome. Here, we’ll go through how to add Chrome to your antivirus programs and Windows firewall’s whitelist. What exactly do antivirus software and firewalls do? They keep an eye on your online behavior and any packets you send or receive to make sure your PC is completely safe. Sometimes when you are browsing the internet, this “checking” can lead to serious issues.
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Why Is Google Chrome Being Blocked By My Firewall?
Google Chrome is typically blocked by the firewall when it notices unusual activity, the presence of malware, or the potential for infection through the browser. The built-in Windows Security feature or a third-party antivirus or firewall that has been installed can perform this activity.
The DNS PROBE FINISHED NO INTERNET error code and a few others may appear in this situation, but they may all be resolved using the techniques mentioned above or by adjusting the Chrome firewall settings.
How Do I Configure My Firewall To Allow Chrome Access To The Network?
We will go over how to add Chrome to the exception list on all popular antivirus products in order to resolve the issue at hand. Although we cannot go through each one, by looking at the examples below, you will gain a general concept of how to.
1. To Windows Firewall, add Chrome
Launch Google Chrome and experiment with the browser. You should now be able to connect without any problems if the Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings error in Windows 10 was caused by the Firewall obstructing the connection.
- Open the Run command by pressing Windows+R, typing “Control Panel” into the text field, then clicking OK.
- Select System and Security by clicking.
- Next, select Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app through Windows Firewall.
- Select “Change settings” from the menu.
- Then, if the UAC prompts you, select Yes.
- At the bottom, select the Allow another app button.
- Click Browse in the Add an app window.
- the following location by navigation:
- Click Open after selecting the chrome.exe file.
- Select Add.
- To save the changes, double-check that the Private and Public checkboxes are both selected.
2. Make a Windows Defender exception
Selecting Folder will also contain all pertinent processes if Windows Security is configured to exclude Files, Folders, or Processes. Whether it doesn’t help, see if you have any third-party antivirus software set up and add Chrome as an exception using these instructions.
- Launch the Search menu by pressing Windows + S, type Windows Security in the text field, and then select the correct search result.
- Select Virus & Threat Protection from the available options.
- Under Virus & Threat Protection options, select Manage Settings.
- Click on Add or Remove exclusions in the Exclusions section by scrolling down.
- When the UAC prompt comes, select Yes.
- Select Folder by clicking the Add an Exclusion button.
- the following location by navigation:
- Here, click the Chrome folder, and then select a folder.
3. To the Avast antivirus exception list, add Chrome.
Check to see whether the Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings error has been resolved by adding Chrome as an exception to Avast if you have it installed.
- Click on the Menu icon in the top-right corner of Avast antivirus after starting it up.
- In the flyout menu, select Settings.
- From the tabs on the left, select Exceptions.
- On the right, select the Add Exception button.
- Paste the location of the Chrome folder here at this time, or simply navigate to the folder choose the launcher, and then click Add Exception.
4. Make Chrome a Malwarebytes exemption.
Malwarebytes is a reliable third-party antivirus, and it’s easy to add an exception here. Try it out and see whether the problem that says “Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings” has been fixed.
- Activate Malwarebytes, then select Detection History.
- Open the Allow List tab.
- On the Add button, click.
- After that, select Allow a file or folder.
- To select a folder, click.
- In the program files directory, look for the Chrome folder, select it, and click Open.
- Click Done after selecting Exclude from all detections.
5. Make Chrome an exception to McAfee’s policy
You may add the browser as an exception in McAfee to resolve the Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings error, and things should be up and running in no time.
- The PC Security tab can be found by opening McAfee.
- From the menu on the left, pick Real-Time Scanning.
- Press the Excluded Files button.
- After that, select the Add file button.
- Click on Open after navigating to the folder containing the .exe file used to run Chrome.
- As an exception, Google Chrome has now been added.
6. To Bitdefender’s list of exceptions, add Chrome.
It is uncommon for Windows 11 to get the Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings issue, but when it does, it is because your security application is blocking the connection. It’s likely that Windows Security is to blame for the problem if it wasn’t the Windows Firewall.
- Open Bitdefender and click Protection in the left-hand menu.
- Under Advanced Threat Defence, click on Open.
- Make your go-to Settings.
- Go to Manage Exceptions and click.
- The Add an Exception button should be clicked.
- Next, select the Browse button located in the address bar’s corner.
- Click on OK after finding the Chrome launcher and selecting it.
- Save is located at the bottom.
7. Make Chrome a Kaspersky exemption.
Here are some steps given below which you can follow:
- Open Kaspersky and select the Settings icon in the bottom-left portion of the screen.
- In the list of options on the left, select Additional.
- On the right, select Threats and Exclusions.
- Select Trusted Applications after that.
- In the Trusted app’s window, click Add.
- Click Next after deciding on Chrome from the list of available programs.
- To grant the most access, check every option, then click Add.
There are several solutions to resolve the Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings error, regardless of whether the issue is with built-in software or a third-party antivirus.