How to Fix the “Aw, Snap!” Bug in Google Chrome 78
Google has recently released Chrome 78, and since this is the world’s number one desktop browser, the majority of users rushed to install it.
Unfortunately, some of these users discovered that the browser is no longer able to load any page, as the process fails with the typical “Aw, Snap!” error in Google Chrome.
Resetting the browser, removing and reinstalling the app, and similar workarounds do not make any difference. Google has already acknowledged the problem and says this only happens on Google Chrome 78, so there’s a good chance the older releases aren’t affected.
The company is currently investigating the problem, and while a full fix isn’t yet available, two workarounds could help you restore Chrome without having to remove this latest version.
First and foremost, the bug appears to be tied to antivirus software, and one way to fix it is to update to the latest version of your security products.
For example, on work computers running Symantec software, … (read more)