Sunday, May 7, 2017

Solution to and Microsoft Download Center site can't be reached or blocked by Google Chrome

Lately, I have been getting allot of Microsoft Sites that I cannot reach using Google Chrome.

Of particular concern is site and Microsoft Download Center with 599.4M monthly visitors.

These are one and the same, just Download Center is a sub-directory of


Accessing those site in Google Chrome is being flat out rejected with the following error message

This site can’t be reached unexpectedly closed the connection.


Solution : Clear you cookies for Domain only!

You do not have to clear all your cookies, and remove all your saved passwords for countless sites you have visited.

The solution is to clear out your cookies for the domain only.
Not an easy task in Google Chrome because you can only delete 1 cookie at time (bummer).

How to delete multiple cookies in a single step

1. Download 
ChromeCookiesView from Nirsoft and run ChromeCookiesView.exe.

2. Shut down Google Chrome

3. For and Microsoft download center delete all cookies for that problem
domain, in this case

4. Done. Restart Chrome.

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