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How to clear the DNS cache on a PC and in a browser

Cleaning the DNS cache in Windows

To clear the DNS cache in Windows, use the command line console:

  1. Press the combination Windows + R
  2. A small Run window will appear at the bottom of the screen. In this window there is a line Open, enter the command cmd in it and press Enter

  1. In the console that appears, type: ipconfig/flushdns
  2. Press Enter

If everything is OK, the following response will appear: " Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache"

Cleaning the DNS cache in the Google Chrome browser

  1. In the address bar of your browser, type chrome://net-internals/#dns
  2. In the window that opens, click the Clear host cache button

  1. In the same window select Sockets and click Flush socket pools

Cleaning the DNS cache in the Mozilla Firefox browser

Open Tools - Settings - Privacy & Security - Cookies & Site Data - Delete Data menu.

In the window that appears, uncheck the "Cookies and site data" box (you do not need to delete them) and click "Delete".

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