It is relatively common that when browsing the Internet we come across errors that prevent us from accessing a certain website or service. This is something that affects any browser, be it Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge… It is important to know what the error code is to try to find a solution and know why this happens. In this article we focus on the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION bug and status access violation bug. We are going to talk about why it appears and what to do to avoid it.
STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION, a problem that prevents browsing
STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION is one of those annoying error codes that can appear at any given time when browsing on Chrome or Edge . We try to enter a web page and we come across this message and we see that we cannot access and view the content.
These bugs can be frustrating. Sometimes it is a momentary error, which goes away after a few minutes or simply when the page is refreshed. However, other times it can be more persistent and continue for a long time without us really knowing what to do to make it go away.
Specifically, what this error causes is a blockage in the web page that we are trying to see. We will not be able to see the content directly. It should be noted that it mainly occurs in Google Chrome, which is the most widely used browser today and therefore can affect many users. However, it is also present in others such as Microsoft Edge.
Why this problem appears
Whenever an error of this type appears, it is important to solve it, but it is also important to know why it occurs . This can help us solve the error and find out why it has appeared, but also to prevent it from happening again or something similar in the future. We are going to see the most common reasons for this to happen.
One of the main causes is that we have too many extensions installed in the browser. Today we can add many types of plugins that help us to get different features and functions that are not available in the program out of the box.
However, we must bear in mind that this software that we install, especially when we have too many extensions, could generate a conflict . This is what happens with the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error. Sometimes it appears because we have too many plugins installed and it creates a conflict.
This usually happens when we have many installed, but even with only one it could appear. If for example we have recently installed any add-on, that could be the cause of this problem that blocks websites.
It may also happen that the site we are visiting is loaded with banners, advertising and other plugins that add . As in the previous case, all this could generate a conflict at a given moment and cause this error code.
The normal thing is that it happens when our browser is not able to resolve all the content of that site correctly. It usually appears on websites that are excessively loaded. For example, many image banners, plugins or different sections of that website.
Unspecified program code
Another point to note is that the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error could appear if unspecified program code has been written to memory and furthermore without proper authorization . This would once again generate a conflict that would give rise to this error and that would prevent normal navigation.
This cause is not the most common, but you have to take into account that it could appear. It is convenient to know at all times what the main reasons are and thus prevent it from happening again in the future.
General bugs in the browser
On the other hand, it could happen that there are general errors and bugs in the browser. For example, that the version we are using is not stable (use Google Chrome Canary, for example) or that the program has been infected by some type of adware, something that can cause errors of this type.
These bugs that may appear at any given time are usually responsible for errors like the one we describe in this article. They could affect us in our daily lives and, in a specific event, when trying to access a web page.
Steps to fix STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error
We have explained what are the main causes for this problem to appear. Now we are going to show what steps we can take to solve this error. We are going to show from the simplest to some that will require some small changes. The goal is the same: avoid the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error.
Refresh the page
The most basic and simple thing is to simply refresh the page. Sometimes it’s as easy as hitting F5 and reloading that troublesome website. And yes, we can fix certain bugs and make the browser work well. But sometimes it is not enough.
To update that web page in a more “complete” way, what we can do is empty the cache and forcefully reload it. To do this we have to press the key combination Ctrl + Shift + I and the developer tools will open. We can also go to the menu, More tools and select it there.
Once this is done we have to click with the second mouse button on the update icon, in the browser bar. Click on Empty cache and force reload .
Disable extensions or last installed
We saw earlier that one of the causes of this problem may be due to one or more extensions that are causing a conflict. Therefore, this is what we are going to take into account to try to solve it and that the website loads normally.
What we are going to do is see if we have recently installed an extension and it is generating a conflict. This is something relatively common and could appear at any given time. But we even have the option to disable all plugins for a moment and see if that fixes the problem.
Check that the browser is up to date
Do we have the latest version of the browser installed? This point is very important. This will avoid having very diverse problems. If we have the latest update we can improve performance when browsing, but also prevent the entry of intruders that may affect security.
Therefore, a fundamental step to avoid the STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION error is to check that the browser has the latest version . In Chrome, for example, we can see it very easily. We have to go to the menu above (the three points), click on Help and click on Google Chrome Information. It will automatically start looking for a new version and will show us which one we have installed.
Rename the EXE file
By changing the name of the EXE file of Chrome or Edge we can also solve errors of this type. It is a quick and simple process. Sometimes conflicts are created due to the name and we can solve it in a simple way, without having to install or configure anything.
To do this we have to go to the location where Chrome is installed. Simply click the right mouse button on the browser icon and click Open file location . Later we only have to change the name of Chrome.EXE and put anything else. For example simply Chro.EXE.
See that there is no malware
Another important point to solve any error that may appear in the browser is to see that there is no malware in the system. Today we can be victims of many very different types of attacks. We can find failures due to Trojans, viruses or adware in the browser.
To check this we can make use of a good antivirus . In this way we can analyze the computer and see if there is any malicious software. It is important to always have security tools that protect us.
Reset browser settings
An alternative to everything we have mentioned is to reset the browser to factory settings . If the previous steps have not given any positive results, we can always put the browser settings as they were when we installed it for the first time.
This step can be very helpful in avoiding issues like STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION. To do this we just have to go to the menu, we enter Settings, Advanced settings and, at the bottom, we will see the button that says Restore the default values of the settings.
In short, by following these steps we can avoid this annoying error that can appear when browsing. The causes are various, as we have seen, but we also have a wide range of options for possible solutions to avoid website blockages.