I was recently supporting a person who would type a username and password for almost any website in Google Chrome, and would 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 seemed to remain enabled in Chrome. This was not normal behavior. It was time to check for malware.
Run a scan with the free version of Malwarebytes. In my case, it detected “Trojan BHO”, which 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 still receive the “No data received” error when attempting to access websites in Chrome, you may have to uninstall and reinstall Chrome using these steps:
- Close Google Chrome.
- Right-click the “Start” button, then select “Control Panel“.
- Select “Programs and Features” or “Programs” > “Programs and Features“.
- Find “Google Chrome” in the list, then select it.
- Select the “Uninstall” option.
- Download and install a new copy of Google Chrome.
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