8 Google Chrome Crashing Problems and Solutions
“Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed”
Do you get this message often? Then it’s possible there’s an issue with your system. If your Google Chrome crashes occasionally, that can be justified. If Google Chrome crashes on a regular basis, there has to be something more to it, which means you should take measures to fix your Chrome.
If you are not sure how often your Chrome has crashed.
Type chrome://crashes into your address bar and press Enter.
You will be able to view a list of all Chrome crashes and when they occurred.
So why does Google Chrome crash and what can you do about it?
Reason #1: Conflicting modules
Have you ever received a warning in red like this -> “This module is known to conflict with Google Chrome”.
That’s because you have a suspicious module in your system. When Chrome sees a malicious module such as %programfiles%\safesaver\sprotector.dll, it tries to get around it and implement its own protocols. When it fails to do so, Chrome tends to give up and crash.
So what you can do is to download and install a malware cleaner such as Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner and clean up your system and get rid of the dangerous module.
Reason #2: Bad Extensions
When there are too many strange extensions on your browser, they tend to interfere with the functioning of your Chrome and make it crash. You can get over the problem by pressing Ctrl + Shift + n and opening an Incognito Widow. This opens up a private widow that deletes cookies, disables extensions and does not save any of your browser history.
Reason #3: Malicious Software
If you have a malicious software running on your Chrome, it may interfere with its functioning. One of the simplest things you can do to clean up Google Chrome is to download and run Google Software Removal Tool.
You may download Google Software Removal Tool here.
It cleans up your Chrome and removes anything that interferes with its functioning.
Reason #4: Conflicting Software or Malware
It is possible that you have a software on your computer that conflicts with Google Chrome and causes it to crash. This could be a malware or network-related software which interferes with it.
It is easy to identify such software – just type:
chrome://conflicts in Google Chrome’s address bar, and click Enter.
Once you identify the software you can uninstall it using any of the popular uninstaller tools available in the market such as Revo Uninstaller Pro.
Check this page on Google for a list of all software that crash Google Chrome . You will find valuable information on how to deal with such software crashes.
Reason #5: Presence of Malware
Scan your system for the presence of malware. Malware interferes with the working of Google Chrome and is one of most common causes of Chrome crashes. Scan your laptop or desktop computer with antivirus software such as Norton AntiVirus or Microsoft Security Essentials. The antivirus software automatically deletes anything it finds to be suspicious.
Reason #6: Crash of the Flash Plugin
The Shockwave Flash plugin on the Chrome is prone to crashes and when it does cause the Chrome to crash as well. So disable the internal Flash plugin and instead use the standard Flash plugin on the Chrome.
Reason #7: Corrupted Profile
One of the most common causes of Chrome crashes is a corrupted profile. To check if your profile is corrupted, create a new profile on Chrome’s Setting screen. Go to Chrome’s menu and open the Settings page. Click “Add new user” under the tab Users. Does the Chrome crash again after switching to the new profile? It normally doesn’t. You can sync the date from your old profile by signing into Google Chrome with your Gmail account.
Reason #8: Corrupted System File
Type SFC.EXE /SCANNOW in the Command Prompt window and click Enter.
This causes Windows to scan the computer and check if there are any problems with system files. Windows corrects the problem automatically and you don’t have to do anything.