I had a user who would type a username and password for a website in Google Chrome and receive an error that said “No data received. Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data. Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.”
This problem occurred only on HTTPS websites. I tried several things including clearing the cache and cookies. Many forums recommend uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome, but that didn’t work either.
I did find a few strange extensions and plugins installed. When I disabled them, they just returned. This was not normal behavior. It was time to check for malware.
The fix – I ran a scan with Malwarebytes. It detected “Trojan BHO” was infecting the Chrome browser. Malwarebytes removed the trojan successfully. After a restart, Chrome was like new. We could now access HTTPS websites without error.
If you receive the “No data received” error when attempting to access websites in Chrome and an uninstall and reinstall doesn’t work. Perform a scan and be sure to change your passwords if a virus is detected.