Fix Google Chrome has stopped working error: Now, this one is a strange issue because for few specific websites my google chrome crashes and gives the error “Google Chrome has stopped working”. I haven’t figured out what causes this error and when it started to appear. I have been using Chrome from the beginning and all of a sudden it just started to pop up the error message but don’t worry together we will definitely fix the issue.
Fix Google Chrome has stopped working error [SOLVED]
Method 1: Delete Preferences Folder
1. Press Windows key + R and copy the following into the dialog box:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
2. Enter the folder default and search for the file “Preferences.“
3. Delete that file and restart Chrome to check if the issue is resolved or not.
NOTE: Make the backup of the file first.
Method 2: Uninstall conflicting Software’s
Some software on your computer can conflict with Google Chrome and cause it to crash. This includes malware and network-related software that interferes with Google Chrome. Google Chrome has a hidden page that will tell you if any software on your system is known to conflict with Google Chrome. To access it, type chrome://conflicts into Chrome’s address bar and press Enter. If you have conflicting software on your system, you should update it to the latest version, disable it, or uninstall it (Last step).
Method 3: Rename Default Folder
1.If you see this error message repeatedly, your browser user profile may be corrupted. First, try moving the Default subfolder from your User Data folder to see if that fixes the problem: Enter the keyboard shortcut Windows key+R to open run. In the run window that appears, enter the following in the address bar:
Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/10: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default
2.Click OK and in the window that opens, rename the “Default” folder as “Backup.”
3.Move the “Backup” folder from the “User Data” folder up one level to the “Chrome” folder.
4.Check again, if this fixes your problem.
Method 4: Run System File Checker (SFC)
1.Google recommends running the command sfc /scannow on a command prompt in Windows to make sure all Windows files are working fine.
2.Right click on the Windows key and select command prompt with admin rights.
3.After that it opens, type sfc /scannow and wait for the scan to complete.
Method 5: Disable Apps and Extensions
Disable apps and extensions
(1) Write “chrome://extensions/” in the URL bar.
(2) Now disable all the extensions.
(1) Write “chrome://apps/” in google chrome address bar.
(2) Right, click on it –> Remove from Chrome.
Method 6: Miscellaneous Fixes
1.Last option if nothing fixes the problem is to uninstall chrome and again install a fresh copy but there is a catch,
2.Uninstall Chrome from this software.
3.Now go here and download the latest version of Chrome.
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Restart your computer after reinstalling google chrome and you have successfully fixed Google Chrome has stopped working while searching for harmful software error but if you still have any question regarding this post please feel free to ask them in the comments section.