Sometimes you might have faced problems opening a site that gives you an alert such as ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS or infinite redirects loop. In such cases, you can try out a few things, such as clearing the Chrome browsing data, clearing the DNS cache, and removing the Chrome Extension to get things right.
Frankly, I’ve had far too many encounters with redirect errors on my Chrome browser, and I know how it gets on our nerves whenever we haste to load up a particular website.
Tracking down the error to its source, I concluded that it ultimately popped up due to faulty browser data or a troubling extension on your Chrome browser.
In addition, errors may appear when something goes wrong at the website’s backend. What happens here is that the website owners sometimes change the URL of a webpage to retain its ranking.
Website owners may also do this during a domain change or something similar. In such cases, the error pops up when your browser tries to redirect the URL to the address but fails in its final attempt.
In such cases, the new URL for the webpage might not be successfully registered or changed, against which we can’t do any action. If this happens, we can only wait until the website owner resolves the issue.
However, if the error isn’t sourced from the website’s backend, then there are some possible fixes that we can all count on.
On this page, you can find and jump to:
Clear Browser Data
As I already mentioned, the redirects can be caused by faulty Chrome cache or data. So, our primary fix is to clear the cache data and reset the website files stored in the Chrome browser.
Here are the steps to clear site data:
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on a computer.
- Click on the menu icon More at the top right corner.
- Select the Settings menu from the list.
- Head over to the Privacy and Security section.
- Under the Privacy and Security section, click on the Clear browsing data tab.
- Switch to the Advanced tab.
- Click on the dropdown next to Time range and choose the All-Time option
- Enable the checkbox for the following options:
- Browsing history
- Download History
- Cookies and other site data
- Cached images and files
- Hit the
button and wait for the data to be cleared.
Depending on how often you clear the browser’s data, the process will take more or less time to complete. So if you clear data regularly, it will be done swiftly in a few seconds.
Remove Chrome extensions
Another usual cause of this issue is Chrome extensions. Certain unknown or spam extensions can interfere with your browser experience, leading to unwanted errors. Especially adblockers and content blockers interfere with browsing.
In such cases, it’s good to identify the culprit extension and removes the browser. You can also disable the extensions if you think they might create issues.
- Launch the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
- Click on the Menu at the top right side of your Chrome browser.
- Hover your mouse over the More tools option and click on Extensions.
The list of extensions you have on your Chrome browser will be displayed.
- Find the unknown/suspicious extension, and remove it by clicking on the
To find which extension is causing the problem, we suggest you disable the extensions one after the other and check if the browser works properly. Once you find the cause, you can head over to the removal of the extension.
Clear DNS Cache
The final possible fix is to clear the DNS cache on our Chrome browser. Your browser stores all the domain addresses you’ve visited on your browser, so it can sometimes confuse a newly changed URL with its old one.
Here are the steps to clear the DNS cache:
- Launch Google Chrome on a computer.
- Please enter the following address into the browser’s URL bar and search for it.
- Click the
button under the DNS section.
That will successfully flush the DNS cache on your Chrome browser. This will potentially prevent your browser from redirecting to the old URL of a webpage.
With that, we’ve covered all three of the fixes you can use to fight with if you no longer need the presence of the redirects error on your Chrome browser.
In most cases, clearing the browser data will do the trick, as it is the usual troublemaker for most Chrome users. However, if the problem doesn’t back off with that one, I assume that the second method will ensure the error’s presence is gone.
In my case, I had a VPN extension from an untrusted source, and removing it from my browser fixed the issue. We suggest you try each method individually for the best result in your scenario to see what works for you.
If none of the three fixes proves effective, then there’s a great chance that the issue is sourced from the website’s backend, and you’ll have to wait it out if that’s the case.
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