How to fix DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error on Windows 11/10?

Hi dear! I have recently been a rather annoying issue where I could not open any websites on my Chrome and all the time I receive DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error. Please suggest me some guide how to resolve the issue.

Internet is now become an integral part of our livelihood. To use internet, we need a browsing tool that systemize our works. Out of many web browsing tools available, many users sympathize with the Google Chrome.

When Chromium was released, many people started a switch to it, but still Chrome is the most popular web browser in the word. No matter what web browsers you use, you may sometimes experience issues or errors while running the app.

Recently, many Chrome users have reported about DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error on Windows 11/ 10. This problem may occur out of nowhere and prevent you from accessing any websites, regardless of which particular web browsers you are using.

While some users claim that the issue when they try to enter certain sites, others find it the issue all the time, and in the meanwhile, they found that their internet connection is active and working fine. It looks like the issue is with the web browsers.

The most common reason is any third party program is blocking all the inbound connections. Windows Defender firewall could be another culprit. Many a user reported that they were suddenly unable to run the brave browser after an update.

However, there are many other reasons also possible. Depend on different possible reasons and their fixes available, we have come up with the best troubleshooting solution for this issue that you can check below.

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Possible fixes for DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error on Windows 11/10

Fix 1: Change DNS Settings

  • Right-click on Start menu and select Network Connections,
  • Go to Advanced Network Settings and pick Change Adapter Options,
  • In the Network Connection window, right-click on your main connection like Ethernet and select its properties,
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties option,
  • Under Use the following DNS server address, perform these changes, hit OK and see the next if this resolves the issue:

Preferred DNS server:
Alternate DNS server:

Fix 2: Check for problematic app

The interference can be made by running a third party application with your web browsers. For example, if you are using VPN, you should disable this app and see if this resolves DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error on Windows 11/10.

Likewise, an overprotective antivirus software might be marking the browser as a threat and stop it from making connection. In that case, you should disable the app temporarily to resolve the problem. If this works, make sure you add the web browser as exception by following the instructions provided on the official website.

Fix 3: Allow your browser in Firewall

Some users reported that the problem was caused because their web browser was blocked by Windows Defender Firewall. They managed to resolve the problem just by running the app through the firewall:

  • Open Control Panel and go to System and Security,
  • Click on Windows Defender Firewall,
  • On the left, click ‘Allow’ an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall,
  • Click on Change Settings,

  • Scroll down and enable Private and Public to the access to the problematic browser,
  • Click Ok to save the changes and check the next if the problem is resolved.

If you do not find your Chrome in the list, click on Allow another app option and check for .EXE file of the web browser and make sure that the hidden items enabled.

Fix 4: Check for Internet based issues

To check if the internet connection is causing the trouble, run the below set of Commands using elevated Command Prompt:

  • Type CMD in the Windows Search,
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and hit Run as Administrator,
  • In the Command line, type the below commands and hit Enter:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset

  • Once successfully executed all the commands, close down the Command Prompt to resolve the issue.

That’s all! We have provided all possible fixes for DNS_PROBE_POSSIBLE error on Windows 11/10. Hope so, these fixes help you in resolving the problem. Comment down below in case of any queries, questions or suggestions.