Chrome can be affected by a variety of software programs. Windows Firewall is designed to protect your computer from harmful programs and other suspicious software. Windows Defender, the anti-malware program included in Windows 10, is designed to protect your computer from malicious software and spyware. Windows Defender may also cause problems with programs such as Chrome. Avast and Malwarebytes, Bitdefenders, McAfee and Kaspersky are all examples of antivirus programs that could cause similar problems. This blog “Allow chrome to access the network in your firewall or antivirus settings” provides instructions on how to fix connection problems for Chrome Browser.