How to Fix “Aw, Snap! STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION” Error on Chrome & Edge

that ACCESS_STATE_VIOLATION This is a random error that users encounter on Google Chrome while browsing the web. Even some users reported the bug in the most stable version of Microsoft Edge browser.

According to users, while browsing the web, the website suddenly crashes unexpectedly and they get the error message on their screen:


The error usually occurs because unspecified program code is requesting memory access without proper permission.

It is usually seen in website advertisements or when various extensions are installed on browsers and conflict with certain web pages.

If you are also having trouble with the error on your Chrome or Edge browser, give it a try Reload the page a few times as this temporarily fixes the error.

Also try updating Chrome or Edge (as shown below) and fix the problem the error code: status_access_violation.

What does the error code Status_access_violation mean?

Error Code STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. The error usually occurs due to unspecified program code request access for memory without proper authority. Generally, this is seen on the website’s advertising or if multiple extensions are installed on the browsers and start conflicting with some web pages.

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Here in this article we managed to list the possible solutions that worked for many affected users to fix the error code.

1. Download and install the latest browser updates

Well, the error can be caused by bugs or internal issues. So if you are not using an updated version, try updating your browsers.

To update Chrome:

  1. You need to download the latest version of Chrome setup.
  2. And double click Install > wait for the installation process to complete.

Instead, you can check for Chrome updates by typing chrome://settings in the address bar after this click on chrome, Wait for it to check for and download updates.

Check for updates

To update Edge:

  1. Click > in the top right corner three points or options button
  2. Click on Help & Feedback > and about Microsoft Edge
  3. If an update is available, it will automatically start downloading the update
  4. And once the update process is complete > restart the browser.

After upgrading both browsers, check whether you get aw snap error message while browsing or not.

2. Run a stable version of your browser

If you are using an unstable version of Chrome or Edge browser, please update to the stable version. Chrome users should verify that they are using the Canary version and consider upgrading to the latest stable version.

Follow the Chrome instructions:

  1. Press Windows + R keys and in the Run now box type appwiz.cpl and press OK
  2. From the Control Panel, select Chrome Canary and then click uninstall
    Uninstall Chrome Browser
  3. Wait for the unstable version of Chrome to uninstall

Now install the latest version of Chrome and check if the Damned! Error in chrome it is solved.

Even if you use Uninstall Microsoft Edge Edge from Control Panel and install the latest stable version from the official website.

3. Disable installed extensions

Browser extensions have different rights and can access special functions of the browser. So try disabling all extensions in both browsers and see if it works to fix the error.

For Chrome browser

  1. In Chrome, click the three dots at the top right, click More tools Y click on extensions

  2. Now on the opened page you will see all enabled extensions > uncheck the enabled extensions to disable them or just click the trash can icon to remove them.

    Disable Chrome extensions

For Edge browsers

  1. Launch Edge and click in the top right of browsers extensions
    Disable border extensions
  2. And select the toggle icon next to Extensions to disable it.

Once the extensions are disabled check if the error is resolved but if not then it is clear that the error is not related to the extensions so you can enable them.

And move on to the next solution.

4. Rename the .exe file

Try renaming the browser .exe file name as this has worked for many users to fix the error.

For Chrome browser users:

If you are using a Chrome browser, follow the given steps to do so:

  1. Hurry Windows key + E open minded file browser
  2. Now paste the specified command into the address bar c:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
  3. Then right click on chrome.exe and choose Rename and Edit Chrome.exe or any other you like.

    .exe rename
  4. And restart Chrome to see if the error is resolved.

For Edge browser users

Follow the given steps to rename the .exe file in Edge

  1. Hurry Windows key + E open minded file browser
  2. Paste into the address bar c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application
  3. Now in msedge.exe Right click and select Rename, you can change it to meedge.exe or someone you love.

    Rename the edge.exe file
  4. Restart the Edge app and check if the error is gone.

5. Create a new user profile

You can also try creating a new user profile for Fix the error in Chrome or Edge.

For chrome:

Click on the current profile in the upper right corner of the window and press now “+” > and highlight or name it, click on it Done.

Add a new profile in Chrome

For the border:

Click on the current profile > then click in the upper right corner of the window Add profile and click Add to to create a new profile by that name or label.

Add the new Edge profile

6. Reset default values

If none of the fixes listed above help you to fix the error, here is recommended that you try Reset browser settings to default.

Follow the steps given for your browser:

For Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and type in the address bar chrome://settings hit the come in Key.

    Open Chrome settings
  2. Now scroll down and click on the Advanced configuration options
  3. At the end you will see the option Reset the settings to their original default values.
    Restore Chrome default settings
  4. Then click Restore to open the reboot options
  5. Finally click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset Chrome settings

This reverts the profile to the new installation state.

for Microsoft Edge

This is possible on Windows 10 reset edge to the settings and follow the given steps to do so.

  1. Right corner clicks the Edge menu button three horizontal dots. Click in the drop-down menu Settings.
    In Edge, click Settings
  2. Now click on the left side reboot options possibility
  3. In the window, click the option Reset the settings to their default values.
  4. Now it appears in the confirmation dialog with the component details reset to default state > click Start anew button to complete the restore process.
    Reset the settings in Edge to the default settings
  5. It is now assumed that the error has been fixed in both browsers.

Bonus Tip: Install Adblock

This is an additional trick you can try if none of the solutions listed above are able to fix the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error code in Chrome or Edge.

It is suggested here Install Adblock extension in your browser as it blocks the ads from the developer’s website which may contain bad code and cause the error.

Install the Adblock extension in your browser

There you have it, hopefully one of our solutions successfully fixed the error.

Clear your cache and cookies
  1. Tap More. Settings.
  2. Tap Privacy and security. Clear browsing data.
  3. Next to “Time range,” choose All time.
  4. Select Cookies and site data and Cached images and files. Deselect the other types of data.
  5. Tap Clear data.
  6. Try reloading the tab with the error.


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