5 easy tips to reduce Chrome crashes on Windows 10

5 easy tips to reduce Chrome crashes on Windows 10

Google Chrome is one of the browsers most used by users today. But, like any other software, the browser can experience some flaws such as slowing down, crashing, and even stop responding at any time.

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There can be a number of reasons why Google Chrome is experiencing these problems. So, evaluate if there is any kind of failure in your internet connection, if you have closed all the tabs that you are not using, or if there is any malware on your PC.

If Google Chrome is crashing on your Windows 10 PC, check out some possible solutions below!

1. Check your Internet connection

Before assessing problems directly in the browser, check your internet connection. If you have other browsers installed, make sure that you can access the same websites you are trying to access in Chrome from.

In Windows, there is a way to assess whether an internet connection failure has occurred. Open the "Start" menu, click "Settings" and then click "Network and Internet".

Open the Windows 10 "Settings" menu and click on "Network and Internet" (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

Then, in the "Status" tab, check if your PC is properly connected to the internet.

In the "Status" tab, check your internet connection with your PC (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

If not, you should contact your ISP and try to resolve the situation.

2. Restart Chrome or force it to close

A good practice to have when using Google Chrome is to always close the tabs that you are not using, as the browser ends up consuming a lot of RAM this way. In some cases, just closing the tabs may not be enough, as this process may not have been properly terminated by the program.

Over time, this can increase your PC's memory usage, causing your browser to crash more often. So, you need to close and restart your browser to try to prevent this problem from occurring.

In extreme cases, if you tried to close Chrome and it is locked, use the command "Ctrl + Alt + Del" to open the Task Manager. Then, right-click on the browser and select "End task" to force it to close.

Open the Task Manager, right-click on Google Chrome and click "End task" (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

This will end all running Chrome processes, freeing up more space on your PC's RAM, allowing you to restart your browser again.

3. Check your device for malware

If the browser still crashes, check your device for malware. Use an antivirus to scan or, if you prefer, you can scan with a native Chrome program.

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Click on the "Three dots" icon in the upper right corner and open the "Settings" menu. Then, scroll to the bottom of the tab, click "Advanced" and, in the "Reset and clean" section, select the "Clean your computer" item.

Go to the "Reset and clean" section and click on the "Clean your computer" option (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

To perform a search for any malware present in the browser, click "Search".

To perform a search on Google Chrome, click on "Search" (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

If Google Chrome finds any malicious items, click "Remove" and restart your PC.

4. Restore Chrome settings

If you’ve made any settings that may have affected Chrome, but you don’t remember, it may be an option to restore your browser’s default settings.

To do this, click on the "Three dots" icon in the upper right corner and open the "Settings" menu. Then, scroll to the bottom of the tab, click on “Advanced” and, in the “Reset and clear” section, select the item “Restore settings to original defaults”.

Go to the "Reset and clear" section and click "Restore settings to original defaults" (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

Click "Reset settings" in the pop-up that will appear next.

Click on "Reset settings" in the pop-up that appears (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

In this same section, if Chrome has detected an incompatible app that is compromising its operation, a new icon called "Update or remove incompatible apps" will appear.

By clicking on this option, you can view and remove which apps are compromising the performance of your browser.

5. Reinstall Google Chrome

If Chrome still crashes, try uninstalling the browser and installing it again on your device. To do this, open the start menu, search for "Control Panel" and open it. Then click on “Uninstall a program”.

Access the Control Panel and, in the item "Programs", click on "Uninstall a program" (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

Locate Chrome and right-click on it and select the "Uninstall" item.

Right-click on Google Chrome and select the "Uninstall" item (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)

That done, download the latest Google Chrome installer and install it again on your PC.

Ready! You can now use one of these solutions to alleviate Google Chrome crashes on your Windows 10 PC.