While browsing chrome for different subjects related surfing on the internet, many times the users encounter an error showing “this web page is not available”. Getting such sort of errors like “this web page is not available” with error code: ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR while you browse sites on your chrome browser like Gmail, Wikipedia, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc. or any other website.
This actually happens with most of the https enabled websites. PSDY is a Google-developed networking protocol. This protocol develops and ensures fast web page download. As a result of which the user experiences very fast speed when surfing the internet.
When can you encounter the SPDY Error
Since it is a universally known fact that before finding out the solution to the problem, the user should actually try to unfold the sources of the problem and that is when the user can get an apt solution to it. As a protocol of the chrome browser, SPDY was initially designed by Google to load web pages faster and to improve web security.
SPDY requires SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer)/(Transport Layer Security) communication security to work. This is one of the major reasons why a lot of users encounter this error while visiting secured websites. One can also encounter SPDY error while visiting Non-HTTPs websites. These websites use (TCP) Transmission Control Protocol. SPDY supports this protocol also and shows an error while the user visits these websites. Being common in Google Chrome, the user may also face such problems in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Causes of the ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR Error
Whenever the user visits any website their browser sends a request using SPDY protocol. An outdated browser will automatically trigger an old version of SPDY. Google only supports the latest versions and hence the users request would soon revert back as an Error.
The two major reasons for the error are-:
- Outdated Chrome Browser.
- Due to Antivirus or Firewall Blocking.
How to Fix ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR
1. UPDATE YOUR BROWSER -:
In almost more than 75% cases updating the browser would serve the purpose.
- Move the pointer to the upper right hand corner and click on the three dots. Select settings.
- On the left side bar click on About. A new widow will eventually reappear. Here the user can find out whether their browser is up-to-date or not.
2. FLUSH SPDY SOCKETS IN GOOGLE CHROME -:
Copy the URL below.
- Paste it into your chrome address bar, remove the quotes and press Enter.
- Click on the small drop down arrow in upper right hand corner on the red strip and then click on option “Flush Sockets”.
- Close your browser for a few seconds and then reopen it. You’ve successfully flushed the SPDY Sockets.
3. CLEAR TEMPORARY FILES, COOKIES AND CACHES -:
- Press Window+R and type %temp% and then press Enter.
- A window with lots of small files and folders will open. Select all the files and press Shift+Delete.
- For clearing cookies and cache, open Google chrome, got to the history tab in the upper right corner. Hit on the clear browsing option .
4. USE CHROME CLEANUP TOOL -:
Chrome cleanup tool is the best option for dealing with such browser issues. The user is only required to download Google chrome cleanup tool from the browser. Next after installing run the browser scan. In a few minutes it will fix all the error and network problems.
5. CHECK YOUR AVAST ANTIVIRUS SETTINGS -:
If the user is using Avast Antivirus program then you might encounter the SPDY Error. To fix this open Avast Antivirus settings and click on web Sheild protection and then add all the urls that are showing such errors.
These solutions would be an easy fix to this network glitching. But if the problem is still there then one must reinstall chrome again. Reinstalling the chrome browser will hopefully fix most of the issues.