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Fixing Google Chrome's 'Cannot Open Specific Websites' Errors

If you're a regular user of Google Chrome, you may have come across a frustrating error that prevents you from visiting certain websites. When you try to access these sites, Chrome displays an error message that reads "This webpage is not available" or "ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED."

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to fix this error and get back to browsing the web. Here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Clear Your Browser Cache

One of the most common causes of the 'cannot open specific websites' error is an issue with your browser cache. To fix this, you need to clear your Chrome browser cache. Here's how:

1. Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser window.

2. Click 'More tools' and then 'Clear browsing data.'

3. Select the 'All time' option from the drop-down menu and then select all the checkboxes.

4. Click 'Clear data' to clear your browser cache.

Step 2: Disable Your Antivirus Software

If clearing your browser cache doesn't fix the problem, the next step is to disable your antivirus software temporarily. Some antivirus programs can cause conflicts with Chrome, which can prevent you from accessing certain websites. Here's what you need to do:

1. Open your antivirus software and navigate to the settings menu.

2. Look for an option that says something like "Web Shield" or "Real-Time Protection."

3. Disable this option temporarily.

4. Try accessing the website again to see if the issue is resolved.

Step 3: Modify Your DNS Settings

If neither of the first two steps fix the issue, the next step is to modify your DNS settings. DNS is the service that translates domain names (like "") into IP addresses (like ""), which allows your computer to access the website. Sometimes, changing your DNS server can fix the issue. Here's how:

1. Open your Control Panel and navigate to 'Network and Sharing Center.'

2. Click on your connection type (e.g., Ethernet or Wi-Fi).

3. Click 'Properties.'

4. Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' from the list and click 'Properties.'

5. Choose the option to 'Use the following DNS server addresses.'

6. Enter as the 'Preferred DNS server' and as the 'Alternate DNS server.' These are Google's public DNS servers.

7. Click 'OK' to save your changes.

Step 4: Contact Your ISP

If none of the above steps solve the issue, the problem may be with your internet service provider (ISP). Contact your ISP to see if there is an issue with your connection or if they can provide any further assistance in resolving the issue.

By following these steps, you can fix Google Chrome's 'cannot open specific websites' errors and get back to browsing the web as normal.

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