Solution to Fix Google Chrome aw snap error Windows 10/7/8

In this tutorial we will help you to fix “google chrome’s aw snap” error message when loading websites. This is very irritating error when we’re browsing the Internet.

When you try to open a website in Google Chrome browser, it crashes and opens the default built-in crash page which shows following error message:

Chrome Aw Snap error

Sometimes Google Chrome crashes at startup i.e. as soon as you launch Google Chrome browser, it crashes and displays above mentioned “Aw, Snap!” error page.

You may also see “Error code: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION” text string displayed on the error page.

There are many reason behind this crashing issue of Google chrome. Which are:

  • If you installed unsupported plug-in, add-on or extension, which are not supported by the version of Chrome.
  • If you upgraded your Chrome browser to newer version.

So techies, in this guide we’re sharing seven method to fix “Chrome aw snap error”. So follow all the steps carefully, and you’re boom..!

Close Antivirus Program to Fix Google Chrome aw snap error

disable antivirus program
Disable your Antivirus

Sometimes your antivirus or security suite program might be causing crashing issues in Google Chrome. Many antivirus and security programs come with extra protection for web browsers, email clients, etc. which may cause such kind of issues in web browsers.

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You can temporary disable your antivirus protection program and then check Google Chrome working or not? If Google Chrome not crashing, the it’s 100% fault of your antivirus program. You should also check settings of your antivirus and disable/turn off Web browser related protection features.

PS: Chrome also start crashing, Due to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) program installed some users reported that.

Disable Code Integrity feature in Chrome

You have to disable code integrity feature in Google Chrome by using following steps:

1. Right-click on Google Chrome’s shortcut (present on desktop, start menu, taskbar, etc) and select Properties.

2. Now add following text at the end of the string present in Target text box:

–disable-features=RendererCodeIntegrity

Note: Remember there must be a blank space between existing text string and the appended string.

Google Chrome Properties
Replace string like this

3. Click on Apply button and now try to launch Google Chrome.

Disable Code Integrity using Registry Editor

You can also disable Code Integrity in Google Chrome using Regedit, by following below steps:

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator .

2. Now type following command and press Enter:

REG ADD “HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome” /v RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0

By using above mentioned command will create a new DWORD value “RendererCodeIntegrityEnabled” under “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome” key which will disable code integrity feature in Chrome.

PS: Since we created a policy for Chrome, you’ll notice “Your browser is managed by your organization” message in Chrome main menu and Settings page. You can disable the message with the help of following tutorial:

This will fix Google Chrome aw snap error symantec

Rename Google Chrome

This is a weird solution but works for many users. You can try to rename Chrome’s executable file “chrome.exe” to some other name such as chrom.exe or chrm.exe and it’ll fix the crashing issue.

You’ll find Chrome executable file in following folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application

Rename chrome
Rename Google Chrome from following path

Run Chrome using Compatibility Mode

You can also try to launch Google Chrome in compatibility mode using following steps:

1. Right-click on Google Chrome’s shortcut (present on desktop, start menu, taskbar, etc) and select Properties.

Properties
Right Click on Chrome & choose Properties

2. Go to Compatibility tab and enable “Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows B” option.

Chrome properties box
Check all tick marks as show in the image

3. Also tick on “Run this program as an administrator“.

4. Click on Apply button and now launch Google Chrome and it’ll not crash any more.

Launch Google Chrome in Safe Mode to Fix Chrome aw snap error

You will have to run Chrome in safe mode to fix aw snap error. Sometime Third party extension or add-on also cause this issue. We’re going to launch Google Chrome in safe mode without any extension by using following steps:

1. Right-click on Google Chrome’s shortcut (present on desktop, start menu, taskbar, etc) and select Properties.

Properties
Click on Properties

2. Now add following text at the end of the string present in Target text box:

–disable-extensions

Disable your antivirus program

3. Click on Apply button and now try to launch Google Chrome and it should not crash on startup or opening websites.

Now you can uninstall and remove unnecessary extensions which you recently installed and caused this chrome aw snap crashing issues.

Factory reset Google Chrome

You can also try this fix, In this method we will doing Factory reset/restore Google Chrome to it’s default settings which will remove all extension and undo customization which we are made and restore Chrome browser to it’s original state. You can feel it like a clean installation of Google Chrome browser.

To Factory reset Chrome follow below steps:

1. Open Chrome Browser and click on three dot as shown below.

Click on three dot

2. Click on Settings.

Click on Settings

3. Click on Advanced.

Click on Advanced

4. Scroll down to bottom and you’ll see “Reset and clean up” section.

Click on Reset and clean up

5. Click on “Reset settings to their original defaults” option.

Click on Reset settings to their original defaults

6. An conformation box will appeared, click on Reset.

Click on Reset

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