Chrome Aw Snap

Chrome Aw Snap

If you’re getting the “Aw, Snap” error or another error code instead of a webpage, Chrome is having problems loading, then you should definitely check your system for the presence of a browser hijacker in it. A browser hijacker is a term that describes a special type of advertising software which can easily attach itself to any browser (even to relatively safe browsing apps like Chrome, Firefox, IE or Edge) and make it display different pesky ads, sponsored links, download prompts, update requests and similar promotional content during the regular web surfing as well as to “forcefully” replace the default search engine or homepage of the browsing application. In this article, we are going to explain more about the nature of the browser hijacker applications in general, but we are also going to show you how to remove one recently reported addition to this software category named “Aw,Snap!”. If most of the messages that you see on your screen are along the lines of “ads generated by “Aw,Snap!”, then this is the app that has most probably hijacked your browser and has forced it to operate in the above-described way. Fortunately, in the next lines, you can find a detailed removal guide which will show you all the steps that you need to take to uninstall the annoying ad-generating application and never see its nagging popping-up messages again. In case that “Aw,Snap!” has installed some unfamiliar tools and toolbars or has replaced your main search engine or homepage URL with some new ones, you can use the instructions in the guide to remove the unwanted changes.  And if the steps there are too complex for you to follow, the suggested removal tool, which is specialized in eliminating not only browser hijackers like “Aw,Snap!” but also nasty infections such as Trojans, Rootkits and so on, can surely do the job for you.


Aw Snap

“Aw,Snap!” Error

The Google Aw Snap Virus

If you are wondering how you might have landed such an annoying application like “Aw,Snap!” on your system, then you should recall if you have recently downloaded and installed some low-quality software or some free application. Oftentimes, such setups may have a browser hijacker bundled inside their menu and if you skip to manually customize the settings (usually through the Advanced/Custom menu), the advertising application may become part of your system by default. Of course, this is not the only way a hijacker may enter your PC. It also typically gets distributed via spam messages, torrents, ads, free download links, different update requests and more. That’s why it is really important that you pay close attention to what you install on your system and stay away from low-quality and unreliable sources which might be used for the distribution of various potentially unwanted applications and even more serious threats like Trojans and Ransomware.

Chrome 79 Aw Snap

Now, don’t get us wrong about the nature of applications like “Aw,Snap!”. Most browser hijackers are not malicious and do not have virus-like features – they are different from Spyware, Ransomware, Worms and so on. Therefore, they are generally incapable of causing harm to your PC. Still, there is always a certain risk in keeping such software on your system because the ads and links that it may display may sometimes be misleading and may redirect you to different shady web locations. That’s why it is really not worth the risk to click on something malicious and get infected when you can easily uninstall the hijacker and eliminate such a possibility.


Name “Aw,Snap!”
Type  Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

How to get rid of Aw Snap Virus

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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