Google Chrome Canary keeps crashing [Easy Fix]

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  • For some users, Chrome Canary stops working in Windows 10.
  • There is only an error message Aw, snap! without any further indications on what to do next.
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Chrome Canary crashes on Windows 10 for many users

Chrome Canary is continuously developing and new features are added every day.

But despite the development team behind it working very hard, there are still problems plaguing the browser. One of the more recent ones reported is that Chrome Canary is crashing on Windows 10.

More specifically, the latest version of Chrome Canary (78.0.3874.0) crashes constantly with the Aw snap! error on all sites when RendererCodeIntegrity is enabled.

The problem is pretty alarming and many users reported it since the latest update:

I have the same problem after today’s update (Aug 4)

It also crashes in Incognito. Just started today.

The crash also happens in Incognito mode and creating a new profile doesn’t work. Furthermore, there seems to be a notification about crashing the UBlock extension.

Quick tip:

If you keep having issues with Chrome Canary crashing on Windows 10, perhaps it would be best to switch to a new browser.

The Opera browser is built on Chromium, so it has all the features and extensions that Chrome has.

Due to its amazing privacy feature, there are no tracking cookies stored or personal information for that matter. The browser also comes with a built-in VPN, so you can rest assured that your privacy is protected when using Opera.

It takes just a few seconds to download and install the browser. During the installation process, you can see some of the features in the installation pop up: an integrated ad-blocker, free VPN, instant messaging, and easy customization of extensions.

Opera

Opera

Your data and personal information are safe with this browser. The privacy and security online are a top priority. No data collection or pop-up alerts with the free, built-in VPN.

How can I stop Chrome Canary from crashing on my Windows 10 PC?

1. Disable your antivirus

A possible cause of the problem could be the antivirus solution on an affected PC, but it isn’t yet fully confirmed.

Nonetheless, if you have an antivirus solution, be sure to turn it off.


2. Disable the code integrity

  1. Open cmd.
  2. Type Chrome.exe --disable-features=RendererCodeIntegrity
  3. Press enter.

This has solved the problem for some users.

We have to mention that the workaround wasn’t successful for all users, but if you encounter the same problem, you can give it a try as it might help you get rid of the Aw snap! error.

Do you experience crashes with Chrome Canary on Windows 10?

Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.