How Do I Fix HTTP Error 403?

By Dianna Ranere

When you are surfing the Web, you will, from time to time, run across an error. One of those errors is HTTP Error #403. There are a couple of possible reasons for this particular error code. The first is that you do not have permission to access that area on the website and there is not much you can do about it if that is the case. The other possible reason has to do with your browser settings and there is something you can do about that problem.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows operating system

Step 1

Click "Start."

Step 2

Click "Control Panel."

Step 3

Click "Network and Internet."

Step 4

Click "Internet Options."

Step 5

Click on the Connections tab.

Step 6

Remove the check mark from the "Use Proxy" setting.

Step 7

Click "Apply" and "OK."

Step 8

Browse to the site you could not reach before.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the problem persists, you may want to check the URL for accuracy or communicate with the site owner to resolve issues.