How to Fix “chrome_elf.dll” Google Chrome error – FixYourBrowser.com




chrome_elf.dll missingGoogle Chrome might display an error with “The program can’t start because chrome_elf.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem“.

Some adware program might have corrupted Google Chrome, causing the above error. Learn how to fix the chrome_elf.dll missing problem.

The first steps you might take is reinstalling Google Chrome. Reinstalling Chrome will make you lose Chrome settings. Perform the steps below, these steps worked for our test machine.

  • Navigate to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\
  • Search any folder starting with {version number} in our example: 59.0.3071.115. If you have multiple folders open them all.

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  • Look in the folder for chrome_elf.dll

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  • Right click the chrome_elf.dll file and select Copy
  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\
  • Paste chrome_elf.dll in this folder. So it becomes C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome_elf.dll
  • Start Chrome.exe in the same directory, C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

That’s it!

We do recommend to scan your computer for malware.

Download Malwarebytes to remove the malware from your PC. We have run many malware removal tests on infected PCs including adware, potentially unwanted programs, and spyware. Malwarebytes is by far the best malware removal tool available today to get rid of malware. Malwarebytes is always free to remove any malware. Malwarebytes works great alongside antivirus software.
Remove the threat with Malwarebytes and see the results for yourself!

Start the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start searching for malware on your PC.

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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.

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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.

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Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware found on your PC to quarantine.

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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.

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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.

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