Fix ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error on Google Chrome on Windows 10

Google Chrome is the world’s most used web browser. But like any other software, it is prone to errors. One such error is the ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error. This is caused due to data being accessed using a port that is not recommended. The error states-

The webpage is not available, The webpage at <Address> might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new address. Error code: ERR_UNSAFE_PORT

In this article, we will be checking out how to get rid of the ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error for Google Chrome on Windows 10.

ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error on Chrome

ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error on Chrome

We will be taking a look at the following methods to get rid of the ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error for Google Chrome on Windows 10-

  1. Set Allowed Ports.
  2. Reset or Reinstall Google Chrome.

1] Set Allowed Ports

To do that, first of all, start by launching Google Chrome.

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Right-click on the icon for Google Chrome on the taskbar and again right-click on the entry labeled as Google Chrome. Now click on Properties. It will open the Google Chrome Properties window.

Navigate to the tab labeled as Shortcut.

In the field called Target, type in the following after the whole address-

--explicitly-allowed-ports=xxx

So it should look like this:

"C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --explicitly-allowed-ports=6666

Click on Apply and then click on OK for the change to take effect.

2] Reset or Reinstall Google Chrome

To reset Chrome browser, make sure that Google Chrome is not running anywhere in the background using the Task Manager.

Now, hit the WINKEY + R combinations to  open Run and then navigate to the following path,

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

Now, select the folder named as Default and hit the Shift + Delete button combinations and then click on Yes for the confirmation prompt you get.

After deleting the Default folder, open Google Chrome and click on the Menu button denoted by three verticle dots in the top right corner.

Then, click on Settings. In the Settings section, scroll down and click on Advanced to reveal the Advanced Settings.

Now, scroll down to the Restore Settings to their original defaults button and click on it.

This will now give you a prompt like this-

Click on Reset, and this will reset your Google Chrome browser.

Now check if your issue is fixed or not.

If nothing helps, you may have to reinstall Google Chrome. First, you will have to Uninstall Google Chrome fully from your computer. This should also include all the leftover folders with browsing data, user data, etc. Now, make sure you download the latest version of Google Chrome from its website and install it.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.