Recently ran into this on my MacBook Air, where I could connect to the internet via wifi on Safari, but I would get an error, “This site can’t be reached” on Google Chrome. That’s weird, right?
After some research on search engines, I found my own solution, that wasn’t mentioned on the pages I looked at, while tinkering around, and depending on your settings, this could be the fix you need.
In my Chrome settings chrome://settings/security under Advanced, there was a section: Use secure DNS. I had recently turned that setting on, but apparently it wasn’t working today and stopped my Chrome from accessing the internet.
To fix that DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_SECURE_CONFIG error, all I had to do was toggle OFF the Use secure DNS setting, and my Google Chrome browser is working again.
Error Message in Google Chrome Browser
This site can’t be reached
duckduckgo.com’s server IP address could not be found.
Checking the proxy, firewall, and Secure DNS configuration
Check your Secure DNS settings
Check your secure DNS settings. You may have configured a secure DNS server to which connections are failing.
Allow Chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings.
If it is already listed as a program allowed to access the network, try removing it from the list and adding it again.
Thank you that helped me a lot!
With global business moving so quickly, mastering Google Ads is fast becoming a necessary skill for modern marketing teams. What is a good ctr unfortunately, this is easier said than done. The dominant platform in online advertising can be overwhelming, with its wide range of complementary metrics, features and options.
Thanks for adding this comment Hollie. Yes indeedy the internet moves very fast and it takes good skills to manage a good CTR and connecting the right audience with the right things an advertiser has to offer.
omg it fixed my problem! thank you so much!!!
wait antivirus on mac? how flawed is that adivce???
Legend i tried every sugested fix ever thank you thank you omygodnes i dont know how i woudve lived without ad block thanks you
This was perfect. Thanks!
You saved me! Thank you so much!
DJ Chuang is the "orange Asian man," adopting the color orange as his signature color upon moving to Orange County, California, in the summer of 2007.
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