Error 124 (net__ERR_WINSOCK_UNEXPECTED_WRITTEN_BYTES)

Issue

This error appears when Google Chrome is unable to load the requested webpage, due to issues with a Layered Service Provider (LSP) on your computer. Specifically, the LSP is reporting more data written to a socket than was requested. This may occur if you have malware on your computer or if download accelerators on your computer are using problematic LSPs.

Solutions

Check your computer for malware

The Google Web Search Help Center contains instructions on how to remove malware from your computer.

Disable your LSPs

If you've checked your computer for malware and the problem persists, use Windows Defender's Software Explorer or other third-party utilities to disable LSPs installed on your computer. The Microsoft support site contains more information about using Windows Defender's Software Explorer.