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How To Solve Chrome Crashes Due To Memory Leak?

Chrome Crashes

Chrome Crashes

Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser among desktop users and this is attributed to its simple, clean user interface coupled with speed. The other reason for its popularity is because many Google services that almost everyone uses are linked to it, so people stick with it. But, like any other browser, even Chrome crashes or becomes slow after heavy usage for some months. One reason for this is a memory leak and here we will discuss methods to fix this issue.

What Is Memory Leak?

Sometimes when you open a number of tabs in Google Chrome, they load slowly and remain blank for some time. This is because opening each tab is an individual process that requires memory. So opening multiple tabs consume a lot of RAM resulting in Chrome not responding or the system hangs, shared below are methods to resolve this issue.

Checking Task Manager

If Google Chrome is running slow, then the very first step that you can do is to launch the device task manager, this is done through shortcut keys “Ctrl + Alt + Delete”. Here you can see all the processes running including the different tabs of google chrome and shows the memory usage of each one of them. You can launch the chrome task manager by first right-clicking on the browser head and selecting Task manager form the list. This will show what processes in the browser that is draining memory and disable them.

Block Flash Player

You can block Flash by following the steps shared below.

  • Open Google Chrome browser, in the URL address bar type in “chrome://settings/content/flash” and hit Enter key.
  • In the Settings tab turn on the toggle adjacent to “Block sites from running Flash”.
  • Now check if you have the latest version of flash player, for this type in “chrome://components” in the URL address bar and hit Enter key.
  • In the Components tab scroll down to Adobe Flash Player” check if you have the latest version.

Update Google Chrome

Chrome Not Responding

Chrome Not Responding

Sometimes older versions of Google Chrome can cause a memory leak and cause Chrome crashes or freezing and this can be resolved by updating the browser, shared below are steps to do it.

  • Open Google Chrome browser and click on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • From the list select Help, from the menu click on About Google Chrome.
  • If your browser is not up-to-date, there will be an Update button, click on it.

This will update the Google Chrome browser and will resolve the memory leak issue.

These are some methods by which you can resolve Chrome not responding issues due to memory leak.

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