The STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION is a random error encountered by users when browsing the web on Google Chrome. In fact, many of these users also report the bug on more stable versions of the Edge browser.
According to those affected, while browsing the Internet, suddenly, the web page starts to crash unexpectedly and they get the error message on the screen. The error generally occurs due to unspecified program code requesting memory access without proper authorization.
In general, this message is reflected in some advertising on the web portal or when extensions are installed in browsers. When they appear, generate conflicts with certain web pages.
If you’re also having trouble with the error in your Chrome or Edge browser, try refreshing the page a couple of times, as this temporarily fixes the error.
Also, you can try updating Chrome or Edge (as explained below) to successfully correct the status_access_violation error code.
To help you, here in this article we have managed to list the possible solutions that worked for many affected users to resolve the error code.
How to fix the status_access_violation error code?
To put an end to this annoying problem, you can try any of the solutions shown below:
1.- Download and install the latest browser updates
Well, the error may be due to bugs or some internal glitches. Therefore, if you are not running an updated version, try updating your browsers.
To update Chrome:
You need to download the latest version of Chrome settings.
After this, you have to double click on Install> and wait for the installation process to complete.
Instead, you can check for Chrome updates by typing chrome: // settings in the address bar, then click About Chrome, wait until it checks for updates and downloads them.
To update Edge:
In the upper right corner,> click on the three dots or on the Options button
After that, you should click Help and Feedback> and About Microsoft Edge.
If there is any update available, it starts downloading the update automatically
When the update process is finished> you must make sure to restart the browser.
After updating both browsers, check whether you get Aw snap error message popping up while browsing or not.
2.- Run a stable version of the browsers
If you are running an unstable version of Chrome or Edge browser, switch to stable. Chrome users should check if they are using the Canary version and consider downgrading to the latest stable version.
You can follow the instructions given for Chrome:
Press the Windows + R keys and in the Run now box you must type appwiz.cpl and press OK
Now, within the Control Panel, you have to select Chrome Canary and then click
Uninstall Chrome browser.
Wait until the unstable version of Chrome is uninstalled
The next thing is to install the latest version of Chrome and check if the Aw, Snap managed to resolve the error in Chrome.
Also, if you are using Microsoft Edge, uninstall Edge from Control Panel and install the latest stable version from the official website.
3.- Disable the installed extensions
Browser extensions have various rights and can access special browser functions. So please try to disable all extensions in both browsers and check if this works to fix the error.
For Chrome browser
In Chrome, locate the upper right corner, there you must click on the three dots, then click on More tools and finally click on Extensions.
For Edge browser
Start Edge and in the upper right corner of the browsers you must click on Extensions
Next, you have to make sure to choose the toggle icon next to extensions to disable it.
Once the extensions are disabled, it checks if the error is resolved, but if not, it is clear that the error is not related to the extensions, so you can enable them.
If this method is not working for you, you can try the following solution.
4.- Modify the name of the .exe file
You can try renaming the browsers .exe file, as this worked for many users when resolving the error.
For Chrome browser users:
If you are running a Chrome browser, follow the steps to do so:
Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer
Now in the location bar paste the given command c: \ Program Files (x86) \ Google \ Chrome \ Application
Then right-click on Chrome.exe and select Rename and change it to Chrom.exe or whatever you want.
Finally, restart the browser to verify that the error is solved.
For Edge browser users
Follow these steps to rename the .exe file in Edge
First of all, you are going to press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer
Then, inside the location bar, paste the following c: \ Program Files (x86) \ Microsoft \
Edge \ Application
Now, in msedge.exe , right-click and select the section that says Rename, you can change it to Medge.exe or whatever you want.
Restart the Edge app and check if the error is fixed.
5.- Create a new user profile
You can also try creating a new user profile to fix the bug in Chrome or Edge.
Click on the current profile from the window in the upper right corner, now tap on “+” > and label or name it, click Done.
You must click on the current profile> then, in the window in the upper right corner, you must press where it says Add profile and click on Add to create a new profile, after that name or label it.
6.- Restore the settings to the default values
If none of the fixes listed above work to fix the error, here it is suggested that you try resetting your browser settings to default.
Follow the steps given according to your browser:
For Google Chrome:
Start the Chrome browser and in the address bar type chrome: // settings touch the Enter key .
Now you must scroll to the bottom and press where it says Advanced settings.
At the end, you will see the option Restore settings to their original defaults.
Then you have to click restore Chrome to default settings to open the reset settings
Lastly, click the Reset Settings button. This will reset the profile to the new installation state.
For Microsoft Edge
In Windows 10, you will have the option to reset Edge through Settings, and to do so, follow the steps provided.
On the right corner click the Edge menu button at the three horizontal dots . And from the drop-down menu, you need to click on Settings.
Now, on the left side, click on Reset Settings option
Then, in the next window, you must press the option Restore the settings to their default values.
Now, within the confirmation dialog that appeared with the details of the components restored to their default state> make sure to press the Reset button to complete the restoration process.
The error is now estimated to be resolved in both browsers.
Bonus tip: install Adblock
This is an additional recommendation that you can test in case none of the above solutions works for you. So if you have no other choice, this method will probably help you fix the status_access_violation error in Chrome or Edge.
Here it is suggested to install the Adblock extension in your browser as this blocks the ad from the developer’s website which may include wrong code and cause the error.
That’s it, I hope one of our solutions fixed the error. We will read in a future entry where we will give you more information of interest. Until then.