Epic Privacy Browser assertion failed on Windows 10 [QUICK FIX]
Epic is a free web browser based on Chromium and focused on security and user privacy. Its main goal is to create a safe environment and to get rid of all the online tracking.
However, many users reported Assertion failed message in Epic Privacy Browser, and today we’ll show you how to fix it once and for all.
Here’s how one user described this issue on Epic Browser forum:
Team, hoping all is well. I had installed Epic but some days ago I got this pop-up saying:
Assertion (Assert) failed!
Program C:UsersCecilAppDataLocalEpic Privacy BrowserInstallerEpicUpdate.exe
I prefet to reinstall it. Now, I got the same pop-up. When I click “Ignore”, it continues and finished the installation, but nothing happens.
How can I fix Epic Privacy Browser assertion failed errors?
1. Try a different browser
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2. Change the Read-only attribute
- In the Windows search bar type regedit and click on the first result. It should be Registry Editor. If you can’t access Registry Editor, be sure to check our guide on how to fix it.
- In Registry Editor navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Run.
- Right-click on Run and select Permissions…
- If the Permissions are set to Read, change them to Full Control.
- Click Apply and then OK.
After this, try to install Epic browser and see if it works. We recommend to proceed with caution: modifying registry keys can lead to system errors, so if you’re unsure, best follow the next steps.
3. Update your Windows 10
- Go to Start > Settings.
- Now click on Update & Security.
- In the left side-panel, make sure that Windows Update is selected and then in the right section click on Check for updates.
- If there are any new updates, install them and then check the Epic Privacy Browser.
4. Disable the Firewall
- In the Windows search box type Control Panel and hit Enter.
- Select System and Security > then Windows Defender Firewall.
- In the left side-panel select Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.
- Now click on the checkmark in front of Turn off Windows Firewall (not recommended).
- Click OK.
- Also, be sure to check if Windows Firewall is blocking a port or program.
That’s it. This should solve the assertion problem with Epic browser.
If you’re aware of another method to fix the issue or if you have any more questions, share them in the comments section below and we’ll certainly take a look.
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