Some users face the error code ERR_BLOCKED_BY_ADMINISTRATOR when using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser. This error code stops them from accessing some of the websites. This error message signifies that your administrator has blocked some websites; however, some users who have their personal computer that is not connected to any school or work account also face the same error.
ERR_BLOCKED_BY_ADMINISTRATOR Edge, Chrome error
If you are experiencing the error code ERR_BLOCKED_BY_ADMINISTRATOR in Edge and Chrome, execute the following solutions:
- Contact the administrator
- Configure the registry editor
- Clear cache and browsing data
- Update the browser
- Reset the browser
- Disable add-ons
Let’s talk about these solutions in detail.
1] Contact the administrator
The first and foremost thing that needs to be done here is to contact the administrator. And ask to be granted access to the web app. However, if for some reason, this is not possible, move on to the next solution. Also, if you don’t have an administrator, skip this solution and move on to the next one.
2] Configure the registry editor
Configuring the registry entries in a proper manner that has helped users fix this issue. The reason why this is helpful is that sometimes, we or the administrator configure some policies that stop us from accessing the websites. So, if the error code ERR_BLOCKED_BY_ADMINISTRATOR is flashing on the screen, follow the steps prescribed below:
- Click Win + R to open the Run dialogue box and type regedit.
- Hit the Ok button, and then navigate to the following location:
- Now, click on the URLBlocklist and delete it from the right side of the screen.
- Next, go to the location mentioned below, and delete the URLBlocklist from there as well:
- If you are not able to find this registry, simply delete the Chrome folder and then try to access the Internet as well as the website.
- Right-click on the Start Menu and click on the Run option.
- Type Regedit and select the OK button to open the registry editor.
- Go to the following location, and find the Edge folder:
- Right-click on the folder, and select the Delete option.
You should now restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
3] Clear Cache and browsing data
You will encounter the error if your browser’s cache and browsing data are corrupted. The corruption can result from many factors; also, one should not allow cache to accumulate over time. Follow the steps given below to clear the cache and browsing data.
- Launch Chrome, select the three vertical dots, and click on Settings.
- Now, go to Privacy & Security and click on the Clear browsing data option.
- Select all the options you want to clear and click Clear data.
- Open Microsoft Edge from Start.
- Click on the three dots and select Settings.
- Go to Privacy, search, and services, and then click on Choose what to clear.
- Select All time from Time range and then click on Clear now.
Finally, check if the issue is resolved.
4] Update the browser
A simple update can solve many problems as sometimes the reason is just a bug creating havoc. So, go ahead and update your browser.
- If you are a Chrome user, click on the three vertical dots and select Settings. Next, go to the About Chrome option and see if there is an available update.
- Edge users need to click on the three dots and then go to Help and Feedback> About Microsoft Edge. If there is an update available, install it.
Hopefully, your issue will be resolved.
5] Reset the browser
You may also get blocked if some of the settings are misconfigured, and it is almost close to impossible to figure them out. In such scenarios, resetting the browser’s settings will completely delete the previous one, and fix this issue. To reset the browser, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the three dots and then click on Settings,
- Click on Reset settings and then click on Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Click on the Reset settings button again to confirm your action.
- Launch Edge.
- Click on the three dots, and click on the Settings.
- Go to Reset Settings and then click on Restore settings to their default values.
- Finally, click the Reset button.
After you have reset the browser that you are using, check if the issue is resolved.
6] Disable add-ons
Next up, we are going to disable add-ons one by one and see if any of the add-ons is interfering with the browser as they are known for causing trouble. Here’s how to do the same:
If you use Chrome, type chrome://extensions in the address bar and hit Enter to open the Extensions page. Alternatively, go to Chrome Options > More Tools > Extensions. Here either disable or delete the browser extension. As of now, just disable it, and we will tell you when to delete the extension.
Edge users type edge://extensions in an empty address bar, and hit the Enter button. Alternatively, click on the menu to open the Extension page and then click on the extension option. A page listing all the add-ons and their status will appear on the screen. Just click on the toggle to disable it.
What you need to do is disable all the extensions at once and then see if the website is opening. In case the website does open after disabling extensions, enable them one by one to find out which one of those extensions is the culprit. Once you know who the culprit is, all you have to do is either keep it disabled or delete it permanently.
We hope that you can resolve the issue using the solutions mentioned in this article.
What is an error blocked by the administrator in Chrome?
The error blocked by the administrator is itself a self-explanatory term. This message, “The person who set up this has chosen to block this site” appears on the screen when the organization or administrator privileges stop some of the extension installations.
How to unblock a website blocked by the administrator on Chrome?
To unblock a site, follow the steps mentioned below:
- Launch Chrome, and go to the top corner.
- There, click on the three dots, and then Select Settings.
- Now select the Privacy and Security option, and then click on the Site settings.
- At last, select the setting that needs to be updated.
Selecting View permissions and data stored across sites can also change permissions and data storage on all sites you’ve visited. If this doesn’t work, then there are some registry tweaking that your administrator has done from their side due to some security reasons. Therefore, contact them and ask them to unblock those websites.