Google chrome, is one of the best browsers available to mankind! It is not only a great browser for common man, but also for a webmaster and web designer. It has inbuilt firebug tool, which helps you to understand about webdesign. According to many survey results, google chrome is tops the list of top 10 browsers! Another reason for liking google chrome is that it's latest version scores more than 450 (out of 500) in html5test.com. I've never seen a browser which can beat google chrome in html5 compatibility. I guess, now you understand it's importance and greatness of chrome. So, what will you do if your chrome crashes frequently?
Google chrome generally doesn't crashes. But if it crashes, it means there is some issue with your PC. As a webmaster you need to understand how to fix it, for your own benefit. In this tutorial I'll discuss the ways to fix frequent crashes of google chrome in step-by-step manner. Google chrome can crash because of conflicts, malware, flash or system problems. In this tutorial I'll discuss about fixing issues related to conflicts & malware.
Look for red color font in browser window. You will see list of software or plugins which chrome interacts with. If you don't see anything in red then go to next section, malware. If you see red marked software then go to next step.
Upgrade (to latest version of) the applications which are marked in red. If it doesn't fix the issue, go to next step.
This step is valid only if some chrome plugin is causing crashes. Disable plugin from chrome://chrome/extensions/ and check. If it doesn't fix the problem then go to next step.
Uninstall conflicting software! I'm pretty sure after this step, chrome crash issue will be resolved. If it is not, then see next section, malware!
Malware: Malware/virus/trojan can interfere with google chrome functioning and causes it to crash. So, please do a deep or full scan of your system using good anti virus like kaspersky (paid), avast (free) or Microsoft Security Essentials (free). Once you see some threats then please resolve those using anti virus. If you have recently scanned your system using your current anti virus and it showed no threats, then I would suggest do a online scan or get second opinion from another anti virus!
As an addon to this tutorial, I'll share another internal url of chrome. Type chrome://crashes/ in address bar to see log of how many times your chrome crashed and reason for it. It will help you in doing some data mining ;). If you still face frequent crash, then please look for next tutorial by me to know resolution for crashes due to flash or system errors.