How to Fix “Aw, Snap!” Error of Google Chrome

Google Chrome Error, “Aw, Snap!” error

Google Chrome Troubleshooting

If you are frequent Google Chrome user, it is highly likely that you might have come across an “Aw, Snap!” error. It is just Google’s way of saying that a web page has crashed. You may be able to fix this by just clicking on the “Reload” button or by navigating to a different page. However, if you experience this error on every web page you might be needed to troubleshoot. Here are some instructions to help you to troubleshoot this common Google Chrome error.

Instructions for troubleshooting Aw, Snap!error

Let us start the procedure by disabling Chrome extensions as it can be a bug in an extension that is causing the Chrome to display the “Aw, Snap!” message. So, click on the wrench icon located on the upper-right corner of your window, place the mouse over “Tools” icon and click on the “Extensions” button in the menu that opens. In this menu, click on the “Disable” icon underneath every extension and then close the extensions window.

Now try opening a web page and check if the “Aw, Snap!” error is shown on the screen. If it isn’t appearing on the screen, then you can be sure that one of the extensions is behind this error. To check which extension is causing the error, re-enable the extensions, one at a time, while opening a web page each time you do so. This will help you in finding out the extension causing the error, so just click its “Uninstall” button and remove it from the program.

Sometimes, some of the anti-malware programs you have installed may create conflicts with Chrome resulting in the Google Chrome errors such as “Aw, Snap!” errors. So, just disable your anti-virus and firewall programs temporarily and try loading a web page. If it is loading then you can be sure that, the anti-malware program was the reason for these errors. So, uninstall your anti-malware program and try installing a different anti-malware program.

Still the problem persists? Then try scanning your computer for viruses or other malicious software using programs like AVG Free, Microsoft Security Essentials etc. These malicious software and viruses can interfere with Chrome’s access to internet, so run a full system scan and find out if your system is infected.

Google Chrome Error, “Aw, Snap!” error

Google Chrome Troubleshooting

If errors still persists, creating a new user profile might resolve these errors. To do so, first of all, close Chrome, and then click on the “Start” menu and select “Computer”. Type “%localappdata%” into the address bar and click “Enter”.  Now, open the “Google” folder and select “Chrome” and after opening “Chrome” select “User Data”. Right click on the “Backup” folder and select “Rename” from the menu. Type “Default Backup” and press “Enter”. Finally, restart Chrome to create a new user profile.

I really hope you can resolve you Google Chrome error by following these simple instructions. If any further problems arise, then just contact Google Chrome tech support team.


5 thoughts on “How to Fix “Aw, Snap!” Error of Google Chrome

  1. Henry

    I tried all your error fixes, but my Google Chrome still loads to ‘‘Aw, Snap!’’. I tried checking for viruses, tried creating a new user profile and even tried re-installing all my extensions. Even after all this, Chrome doesn’t work well. Help me out here! I just started using chrome a week ago! Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. admin Post author

      I think the problem you are facing is with a hidden Rootkit (Malware/Virus). Some antivirus software may skip various malwares if it is an outdated version. Try removing yours using a TDS Killer. You can find it easily online. I hope this helps!
      Reply me if this works well. Thank you!

  2. Henry

    Thank you so much for your immediate reply. I did try removing malwares but it still shows the error. I am using many extensions as of now. Could this be a problem? I read somewhere that using a huge number of extensions in any web browser can result in errors. Is this true? And can this be the problem? I have to make sure before deleting my extensions.

  3. admin Post author

    You said that you removed your malwares, tried creating new user id and that you reinstalled your extensions. It is true that using a high number of extensions at the same time can result in errors. I think it is best for you to remove unwanted extensions!


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