Google Chrome is by far the most reliable browser for internet surfing and is used widely everywhere. Though this is the best browser and compatible with almost every device, be it a mobile phone or laptop or desktop, there arise some issues here as well. Nothing is perfect and Google Chrome is just another example of this adage.

In this article I’ll show you how to fin the DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error or DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain on your Google Chrome browser.

What is The Meaning of DNS PROBE FINISHED NXDOMAIN Error?

DNS probe finished error is one of the most commonly occurring errors of the Google Chrome browser. DNS, the abbreviation for Domain Name Servers perform the task of loading web pages from the host. Due to a slow internet connection or any browser issues, and consequently disability of DNS to connect the host, i.e., the failure of this DNS Lookup, the dns probe finished nxdomain error arises.

However, there is nothing to worry about these errors as in this article, we have mentioned for you ten working methods through which you can easily fix the dns probe issue forever.


Given below are 10 working methods that are quick and easy to grasp through which you can easily solve DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Android, DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain Windows 10, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN Mac, DNS Probe Finished Nxdomain Android phone tablet error.

Checkout this Detailed Video on Solving the Error:

Method 1: Clear DNS Cache (Fastest Method)

This method is much effective in fixing DNS Probe Finished nxdomain android chrome.

Step 1:- Go to the site: chrome://net-internals/#dns

Step 2:- Over there, click on the option of Clear-Host Cache. You will see this besides Host Resolver Cache.

Step 3:- Once you do that you will notice a positive change in the working of the website. This is how quick your issue will be fixed with this method.

Method 2: Reset TCP, IP/ Fix Chrome

Given below are a few commands that you should run in the Command Prompt window which will help you solve the issue. You have to run every command by pressing Enter after you type it.

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew

netsh int ip set dnd

netsh Winsock reset

Method 3: Fix Google Chrome By Changing Protocol DNS Settings

Step 1:– In Windows, search for ‘ncpa.cpl’.

Step 2:- Locate the option of Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

Step 3:- Click on the same and then hit the ‘Properties‘ option.

Step 4:– Then, manually use these DNS Servers- Preferred DNS Server as and the Alternate DNS Server as in the Google’s Public DNS and set the IP as automatic.

Step 5:- Finally, restart your browser and see if it works well. Mostly it will work fine but in case it does not, then we have other methods as well for you to try out.

Method 4: Remove Outdated DNS

Outdated DNS could be another reason why the browser is not working well. Removing such outmoded DNS can help to a great extent:-

Step 1:- On your keyboard press the Windows+ R key.

Step 2:- Type cmd in search box.

Step 3:- Then type ipconfig/flushdns and press the Enter button.

Step 4:- At last, Restart the PC and then see if the issue still persists.

Method 5: Restart DNS Client

Step 1:- In the URL bar of the Google Chrome browser, type chrome://flags/ and then press the Enter button.

Step 2:- You will come across a Reset all to default option.

Step 3:- In the options, choose Restart so as to restart the DNS Client.

Method 6: Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Step 1:- To solve the dns probe finished nxdomain error on PC, you can try this method. Firstly, Press the Windows + R key and then type services.msc. next, hit the enter button so as to open the Services window.

Step 2:- Right-click on DNS Client once you find it.

Step 3:- Then, click on Restart. Your problem should be solved by now. If not, read on!

Method 7: Disable DNS Prediction Services to Fix DNS Probe

Step 1:- Go to Settings in the Chrome browser.

Step 2:- Go down the screen until you come across the option of Advanced Settings.

Step 3:- In the Advanced settings tab, you will see the option “Use Prediction Services to load the pages more quickly.”

Step 4:– Lastly, untick the checkbox and restart Google Chrome.

Method 8: Boot Into Safe Mode & Retry

When you boot your device or PC into safe mode, the unnecessary stuff is temporarily kept on standby. Only those functions that are in-built and crucial for the effective working of the device are kept on. This was if any third party app in case of a phone or any third party software in case of a PC are disabled temporarily. You can thus know if any of them is the issue that is causing the error and you can delete it then.

On PC, you can boot into safe mode by holding down the F8 Key and then select the option of  Safe mode with networking form other options available.

Method 9: Uninstall Antivirus Program

In a number of cases, due to the incompatibility between the Chrome browser and Antivirus program, people have claimed that the DNS probe finished nxdomain Chrome error has been solved after uninstalling the Antivirus program on the PC. You too can try doing so.

Method 10: Disable Firewall

You can try disabling the firewall as this may solve the error in most of cases. At times, the app interferes when Google Chrome is connecting or trying to connect. We recommend you to once disable the Firewall and then see if the error has gone.

Final Words:

That was it about fixing dns probe finished nxdomain error. Hope all the above 10 methods were useful to you and I assume by now you must have fixed the issue. In case the issue still persists, try contacting the manufacturer. If we can help, do let us know in the comment section below.

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