Memory issues with Chrome? Solutions

Google Chrome is certainly the most powerful browser today for surfing the Internet, fast and full of features as well as extensions that make it an almost universal program.
The only problem with Chrome is that after each update and with the addition of extensions it has become quite large and depending on the computer in use give memory problems by loading the cards more slowly than usual.
The truth is that Chrome is a beast of a program, with which you can really do everything on the internet, but capable of taking the entire memory of the PC for itself, leaving nothing to others and blocking every operation.
If Chrome has memory problems and therefore seems slower than usual, there are some solutions that you can take to get Google's browser back fast and light .
That Chrome occupies a lot of memory is immediately evident by opening the Windows task manager, noting a RAM memory usage of 3 or more GB, with many processes started and running.
The number could mark something like 30 or even 50 depending on the open sites and the installed extensions.
From the normal Windows task manager, however, it is not clear what all those Chrome processes are and it is therefore necessary to use a different tool.
Luckily, Google has equipped its browser with an internal Chrome Task Manager of which we wrote a specific guide some time ago.
To open the Chrome task manager you have to press the button with three dots at the top right and then go to Other tools> Task manager
With the task manager you can find all the active processes of the Google browser, made of tabs, extensions, plugins, Google account processes listed as subframes and then the GPU process.
The division into processes of Chrome allows you to separate the various components so that if one of them crashes, the browser still remains open and usable.
The task manager is very useful when Chrome crashes on some failed site, because you only need to finish that one to get it working again.
To recover memory in Chrome activities the only real solution is to remove extensions and applications that are not used and that take up more memory.
To remove them you have to open the Chrome menu by pressing the button at the top right with three dots and then go to Other tools> Extensions .
In reality it is not necessary to remove them completely, just deactivate them to prevent them from consuming memory.
In this way it will be possible to reactivate them quickly if necessary.
One thing that actually reduces the amount of memory that Chrome uses is the total deactivation of the Flash plugin .
If there is no need to visit flash sites, to completely disable the plugin you need to press the Chrome menu button, go to Settings, then Advanced Settings at the bottom, then press on Content settings under Privacy and Security .
Then click on Flash and then on the switch next to the word " ask first " to make it become " prevent sites from using Flash ".
If there are still slow and memory problems with Chrome, it is better to do a check with a program to eliminate adware and spyware on the browser .
ADWCleaner is the best program to do this job, free, recommended to be used once a month, even just to do a quick scan.
Google also provides two tools to fix Chrome errors, which you can use even when web browsing seems slow.
The first tool is Google's Software Cleaner, which corrects problems automatically by removing any malicious software.
The second is the Chrome reset button, which resets the settings and returns the browser to its initial state.
A clever way to solve the memory problem with Chrome is that of the OneTab extension, which I have talked about a lot in several articles, which deactivates the open tabs to recover memory.
It is therefore a button to press when there are many tabs open, which ends them all instantly by recovering the memory occupied by Chrome.
The cards are not however closed and can be reloaded selectively, when you want to see them.
This extension is always to be installed on PCs with 4 GB of RAM or less, so you can browse with Chrome without suffering from slowdowns.
Obviously a different solution is to change browsers on the computer.
We can therefore choose to use, for example, Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, fast but still incomplete, or the new Firefox Quantum, very fast and very powerful.
The list of the best browsers is in another article.
READ ALSO: How to speed up Google Chrome if slow or heavy

Leave Your Comment

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here