Nowadays, every user is searching on the internet for any information to get an accurate result. Wouldn’t it be annoying if you were stopped by an error while searching for any result? Today, we will discuss such a provocative error; many users have reported that the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error has prevented them from browsing in Google Chrome. The same error appeared on Microsoft Edge as well.

In our research, we found that similar errors usually occur as a result of indefinite program code requests to memory without proper authority. You can refresh the page several times to avoid the same error. If this does not help you, then you can follow up to the end of this article to get more solutions. Let’s look at them in detail.

Fix 1: Update Browser:

As a first attempt to resolve the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error, you need to update your browser. When updating your browser to the latest version helps to terminate existing bugs and errors. To update the browser, you can follow these below steps,

Steps to update Chrome:

  • Firstly, type chrome://settings in the Chrome browser address bar and press Enter.
  • Now from the left pane menu, select the About Chrome option and check for updates; any updates are found, download it. 

Or

  • Download the Chrome Setup latest version.
  • Then Double-click on the downloaded Chrome Setup and install it.
  • The installation process may take some time, do not interrupt the process.

Steps to update Edge:

  • Firstly, click on the three vertical dots and then choose Help and feedback -> About Microsoft Edge.
  • If any update is available, then you can install it on your system.
  • Once the process is complete, restart the browser and check the said issue is resolved for you or not.

Fix 2: Switch to Stable Version of Browser:

If you are using the unstable version of the browser, then you will encounter the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error. Here the best solution is switching to the stable version. To update to the stable version on Chrome browser, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, type Control Panel in the taskbar search box and open the first search result.
  • Inside the Control Panel, select the Programs and Features option.
  • Then right-click over Google Chrome and click on Uninstall tab.
  • Repeat the same process for Microsoft Edge as well.
  • Once you uninstalled, then go to the official page of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, download and install the latest stable version.

Fix 3: Remove Extensions from Browser:

Some users managed to escape from the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error by disabling the extensions in their browsers. You can also try the same here to resolve the issue. To disable the extensions, you can follow these below steps,

Disable extensions in Chrome:

  • Firstly, click on the three dots from the top right corner of the Chrome browser.
  • Then select More tools and click on the Extensions option.
  • On the newly opened page, you can see the list of extensions, click on the Remove buttons to disable all the extensions.

Disable extensions in Edge:

  • Firstly, click on the three vertical dots and select Extensions from the menu.
  • Now click on the toggle to disable the extensions.
  • Once done, restart the system and check the said issue is resolved for you or not.

Fix 4: Edit the .exe Filename:

Several users resolved the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error by editing the .exe filename. To edit the .exe filename, you can follow these steps,

In Chrome:

  • Firstly, launch File Explorer and type the following path in the location bar,

c:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application

  • Now from the list, select and right-click over Chrome.exe and rename it as Chrome123.exe or as you wish.
  • Once saved, restart the browser and check the issue is solved or not.

In Edge:

  • Firstly, launch File Explorer and type the following path in the location bar,

c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application

  • Here from the list, select and right-click over msedge.exe and rename it as msedge123.exe or as you wish.
  • Once done, restart the browser and check the issue is resolved for you.

Fix 5: Create New User Profile:

All the fixes mentioned above failed in your case, then you need to create a new profile to get rid of the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error. To create a new profile, you can follow these below steps,

Chrome:

  • Firstly, click over the current profile picture icon and select + Add to create a new profile in the prompt.
  • Once you name it, then click on Done.

Edge:

  • Click on the Current profile picture icon and select Add profile.
  • Now you can name it, and you are done.

So, these are all about the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error, and after reading this article, your worries will be fade away. This is not a complicated issue, and you can resolve it easily. If you have any queries or doubts, leave a comment in the below comment box.