5 Steps to Fix Google Chrome Sudden Crash-down Issues

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 12, 2014

Some users complain that they experience Chrome break-down suddenly but have no idea how that happens or fix it. In fact, various factors may result in malfunction of Chrome, like corrupted profiles, incompatible extensions, malware attack and more. This post will provides 5 general tips for you to troubleshoot this Chrome problem.





google-chromeOne. Check for malware.


Malware changes browser settings surreptitiously to take over your browser and carries out its harmful tasks. This can lead to sluggish performance of browser or even break-down. So, in case that you encounter Chrome crash-down all of sudden, it is suggested that you run a full scan to check whether there are any threats. A free and powerful malware detect tool is available for you download. You can also use the tool below to have a check.

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google-chromeTwo. Check for incompatible applications.

Application incompatibility can also lead to the collapse of Chrome. To check this out, type chrome://conflicts in address bar of Chrome and hit Enter. Once seeing This module is known to conflict with Google Chrome in red under any application, it should be the cause. Remove it from the system and restart Chrome.





google-chromeThree. Check for corrupted profile.

Bulky files or items missing may lead to corrupted Chrome profile. Instead of rummaging through old Chrome profile for malfunction part, you can simply create a new profile to fix this. Open up file explorer and expand %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ sequently. Scroll down folder list and locate the one named Default. Rename it and then move it up to the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome folder. Thus, Chrome will create a new profile.



Alternatively, you can enter Chrome://settings in the address bar to open Chrome settings and find Users session, where the Add a new user option can be found easily. After building a new user, go check whether the problem persists or not.



google-chromeFour. Check for problematic extensions.

Some malicious extensions are distributed by cyber criminals to spy on your online activities. Once they are attached to your browsers, like Chrome, they may hinder its normal operation. To test it, tap Ctrl + Shift + n at the same time.



This will take you into Incognito mode of Chrome where all extensions are disabled. If the Chrome work perfectly well under this mode, one or some extensions are the source of the problem. Go to extensions page and clear out the one that adds without your permission.




google-chromeFive. Check System File problem.

Google Chrome recommends SFC.EXE /SCANNOW program to detect and fix the crash problem. To access that, you have to open up Command prompt and enter the command line: SFC.EXE /SCANNOW. After you hit Enter, the program will run automatically and initiate testing process. Once it completes, it will fix the problem it finds.




Steps listed above should free you from Chrome Crash-down annoyance. But, before you make any moves, make sure you have upgraded the Chrome to the latest version!

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