Visiting a website becomes frustrating when we are blocked by an “Aw, Snap! Something went wrong” error message. It will only tell you that something is wrong while displaying this web page and will not give you any further information. Basically, the first thing to do is to reload the page and see if the error disappears. You can also check your Internet connection and restart your router. If the problem still exists, see the methods below on how you can fix the Aw Snap Error on Chrome or Brave browser.
Why Do You See an Aw Snap Error
When a page cannot load in a browser, you are likely to see an Aw Snap Error. There are different reasons for the appearance of the Aw Snap Error. You may be having problems with your memory module or have a defected graphics card. Another reason is due to incompatible plugins or extensions on your browser.
How to Fix an Aw Snap Error on Chrome and Brave:
Method 1 – Try Opening the Page on a Different Browser
It may happen that the browser is the problem and not the page or your connection. If you are using Chrome, try to reload the page in Brave and see if it works. If it does, then the problem is with Chrome. Uninstall and reinstall Chrome and reload the page.
Method 2 – Check for Updates on your Browser
The problem may exist because your version of browser may be outdated. Check for any updates on your browser and install before reloading the page.
Open your browser and on the toolbar, navigate your way to About (browser’s name). If an update exists, you will see the list of what needs to updated. Download immediately and restart your browser to check if the error is still there.
Method 3 – Run a Virus Scan
Another possible reason for the error is a virus that causes your browser to crash. Run a virus scan to check for any malwares existing on your computer. If there are, make sure to remove these malwares and try reloading the page.
Method 4 – Check your Browser Extensions
Your extensions may be incompatible. To check, go to Extensions found under Tools in the Toolbar. Disable the extension that you thing may be causing the problem and restart your browser. Try to reload the page. If it does not work, enable back the extension and choose another one to disable and check. Do this until you find the extension that needs disabling.
Method 5 – Add your Browser to your Anti-virus Exception
Your anti-virus may be preventing your browser from accessing the Internet. Try to turn off your anti-virus software and see if the page reloads. If it does, your anti-virus is causing the error. One way to fix this is to add it to the exception list.
For Windows Defender
- Open the Windows Defender.
- Choose “Virus and threat protection.”
- A prompt will open asking you administrator access. Click Yes.
- Click on “Add or remove exclusions.”
- Choose “Exclude a folder” and look for your Chrome or Brave directory.
- Click on the folder and save changes.
For other anti-virus software, you can check the Settings and look for the “Exclusions” option to add your browser.
Method 6 – Clear your Cache and Cookies
- At the top left of your browser, click Chrome and choose Clear browsing data.
- Select “Time range” and choose “All Time”
- Next, check “Cached images and files and Cookies and other site data” and uncheck the other types of data.
- Click Clear data to clear your cache and cookies.
There are different ways on how you can fix the Aw Snap Error. Sometimes, it takes several tries to see what method will work on your problem.
Have you encountered an Aw Snap Error lately? Tell us in the comments below if the methods above works for you.