Over the last few years, millions of users have downloaded and used the Google Chrome web browser for their professional and personal uses. There are numerous features included in Google Chrome that makes it quite handy. However, even though Google Chrome started off as a lightweight, minimalist and user friendly browser, over the years it has grown to develop numerous issues of its own. So let’s have a look at some of the most serious errors that users seem to find while using the Google Chrome web browser.
Frozen Window or Tab
There are many occasions when the windows or tabs tend to stop functioning or freeze apparently for no reason. This can seem to be a major nuisance particularly if a user is performing some important work. If you are facing this issue, simply press Shift + Esc for opening Chrome Task Manager. This is going to provide you with a list of the tabs and extensions that are currently running. Then you can highlight the ones that you are looking to close down, and then click on the option of End Process.
If you find that you are having an error that is called err_spdy_protocol_error, do not be alarmed as it is a common networking error. SPDY is a type of networking protocol that has been developed by Google. The SPDY protocol ensures extremely fast web page loading. Due to this reason, you can experience super fast speed while surfing the web. SPDY requires SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer)/(Transport Layer Security) communication security in order to work. It is due to this reason that many users experience the err_spdy_protocol_error when they are trying to visit secure websites. Most of the secure websites come with the HTTPS protocol. However, users can also experience SPDY error while visiting various non-HTTPs websites that come with the TCP or Transmission Control Protocol. SPDY supports the TCP protocol and shows error as the user tries to visit these websites.
There are a number of ways in which this error can be rectified. These include the following:
- Updating the Google Chrome web browser;
- Flushing the SPDY sockets in the Google Chrome web browser;
- Clearing caches, cookies and temporary files;
- Using a Chrome cleanup tool to resolve browser issues
Malware in your system
If you find that your Chrome browser is crashing on a regular basis, fails to load the web pages or refuses to open, then there is a good chance that there is some malware present on your system. To make sure that your browser starts working again normally, you will have to remove the malware. One of the best ways in which you can accomplish this is by using the Chrome cleanup tool. The tool can carry out a detailed scan of your system and get rid of programs that might interfere with the normal functioning of Chrome. It may also ask you to remove different types of suspicious extensions, plug-ins and other programs and applications.
Resetting browser settings
In many cases, the problems with your Google Chrome web browser may not go away after you have scanned for malwares or used a cleanup tool to reinstate your browser’s normal functioning. If that is the case with you, then you should try to reset your browser settings the way they originally were. This is going to resolve all issues and you will find that your browser is working as good as new.
Work with protected system files
If you are not sure as to what might be the problem with your browser, you can let your Windows perform a complete scan of your system. The native tools that come with the operating system can repair and restore critical problems with your browser.