Google Chrome is unresponsive. Relaunch Now?
If the Google Chrome web-browser is blocked by a malicious process or a busy browser extension, Chrome throws the error “Google Chrome is unresponsive. Relaunch Now?”. It might be an external program trying to open a website, or a browser extension trying to contact a specific domain and then freezes. In our test machine, the Google Chrome is unresponsive error was caused by adware, adware is software designed to redirect the Chrome web browser through a variety of advertisement web pages for revenue.
The web browser redirects and pop-ups triggered by ad-supported e.g. “adware” software might cause Chrome to freeze and alert the user with Google Chrome is unresponsive.
As stated before there are several reasons why Google Chrome freezes and displays the Google Chrome is unresponsive. Relaunch Now? error.
In this instruction I will describe a few methods to get rid of the Google Chrome is unresponsive error.
Check Google Chrome for old, non-functioning or malicious browser extensions.
- Open the Google Chrome web-browser
- Go to the Chrome menu, three dots in the upper right corner
- click More Tools
- Open the extensions menu.
- Remove any extension listed in the panel, search for extensions you do not need or don’t know (the image below is an example).
- Continue to the next step, reset Chrome.
Reset Google Chrome to default settings
Google Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords. Google Chrome reset will restore Chrome to default configurations and will remove any setting that might cause Chrome to freeze and throw the Google Chrome is unresponsive message.
Click the menu button, from the menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web-browser by clicking the Reset button. Continue to the next step.
Remove adware software with Malwarebytes
Usually, the Google Chrome is unresponsive error is shown when the Chrome web browser is busy. Adware is known to trigger many pop-ups and forces the web browser through redirects, this typical behavior might lead to Chrome being too busy causing the Google Chrome is unresponsive error. Scan your PC for adware with Malwarebytes to get rid of any malicious software that is abusing the Chrome web browser. No worries, Malwarebytes is free to scan and detect malware!
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Start the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start searching for malware on your PC.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware on your PC.
Wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan. The Malwarebytes malware scan usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is completed, Malwarebytes will display the results of the malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware found on your PC to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to perform a system reboot to complete the malware removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your PC is clean from malware. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future threats. Malwarebytes stops adware, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your machine.