PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR — Here is what it means & how to fix

PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

The PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR is common among Firefox users.

You get this error at the point of trying to visit a webpage.

So in the quest to know what exactly it means, you hear some of the affected users come  asking with queries like “what does pr_connect_reset_error mean”

This post promises to tell you what PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR means and the possible solution so you will be able to access the website you wanted to visit.

There are instances where Firefox can’t connect to websites and they mean different things.

So specifically, if a secure connection failed and you were presented with the PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR you will get to find out what is causing the problem so you can fix it fast.

What PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR means

This error simply means that the secure connection to the website you are trying to visit has been interrupted with the firewall of the antivirus that is installed on your PC.

Some app extensions can also cause your secure connection to fail.

You may have had your web browser accessing all webpages you try to visit and suddenly stop working after you install an extension.

How to fix PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

I once had this issue some time ago.

All I had to do was to turn off the firewall on my Avast antivirus and everything was fine.

So if you are having this issue, try turning off the firewall feature in any security software that you may be using.

They can be Avast, BitDefender, Kaspersky, ESET, and the rest of them.

They intercept secure connection a lot so you might want to turn off their firewall and see if this gets rid of the PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR.

Another known extension that causes this error is the “Honey pricing app extension”.

A user once shared how he fixed the PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR by simply disabling the “Honey pricing app extension”.

Why he could easily detect that to be the cause of that error is that he said that was the only time he had that error.

So checking these things will help you fix the error fast.

Here is a quick recap to help you fix the PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

  • Turn off firewall from any security software that you are using
  • If you have a bunch of extensions installed, check them one after the other to detect the one that is possibly causing the error, particularly the “Honey pricing app extension”.

I hope this helps you fix PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR completely and get back to surfing the web using your favorite web browser.

Feel free to leave a question if in doubt.

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Chris

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