Are you getting the Aw Snap error in Google Chrome when you try to visit particular websites? This happens when the browser detects a problem, though it doesn’t say exactly what the issue is with the error message.
The page you’re trying to view won’t load, and you’re served with the Aw Snap error. It usually indicates an issue with your antivirus software or browser extensions. However, consistent appearances of the error message could mean that Chrome may be corrupted.
There are several quick fixes and tested solutions you can use to fix the problem and get back to enjoyable browsing.
Fix Aw Snap Error in Google Chrome
- Reload the page by clicking the reload icon at the top left of the page
- Check your internet connection whether it’s connected to a wired or WiFi network and then reload the tab with the Aw Snap error
- Restart your computer
Clear the cache
Sometimes, Chrome may have stored information that would stop the page from loading. To do this:
- Open the page in incognito by clicking the three vertical dots at the top right corner of your screen, and select Open in Incognito window (or New incognito window)
- In the incognito window, try and open the page that had the error initially. If it opens there, clear cookies and cache using the next steps
- Click the three vertical dots and click More tools>Clear browsing data
- Select All time next to Time range
- Select the cached files and images, cookies and other site data (deselect all other data)
- Click Clear Data
- Reload the tab with the Aw Snap error in Google Chrome
Close extensions, tabs and apps
Sometimes if your device doesn’t have enough memory, Chrome may not load the site while still running apps, extensions and other tabs. Close all tabs except the one with the error message, quit programs and apps that are running, and pause app or file downloads.
Next, uninstall unnecessary extensions by clicking More>More tools>Extensions and click Remove for extensions you don’t want. Reload the tab with the error and see if it works again.
To do this:
- Open Chrome and click the three vertical dots at the top right corner
- Click Settings
- Click Menu>About Chrome
- Check for any available update and click Update
- Relaunch Chrome and then open the tab that had the error
Check for unwanted software
For Windows, use Chrome Cleanup tool to find and delete unwanted software. Mac or Linux computers have other instructions. Once you remove them, reload the tab.
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