If Google Chrome browser is not updating to the latest version, you can find below the steps to fix this problem on your computer.
Unable to Update Google Chrome in Windows 10/11
If Google Chrome browser fails to update on its own or when you try to manually update the browser, it should come up with an error message containing error codes, pointing to the likely reason for this problem.
If Google Chrome comes with “Chrome Failed to Update” message with no error code, the problem is usually due to your User account lacking the permission to install updates.
In other cases, the problem of Google Chrome not updating on a windows computer could be due to presence of malware, incompatible browser extensions, corrupted files and other reasons.
1. Manually Update Chrome Browser
1. Open Chrome Browser > click on 3-dots menu icon > hoover mouse on Help and click on About Google Chrome.
2. On the next screen, allow Google Chrome to check and apply the Updates (if available).
2. Run Chrome As Admin
As mentioned above, the problem could simply be due to installation of updates being disabled by the Admin for the User Account.
1. Right-click on Chrome browser Icon and select Run As Administrator option.
2. Once you are on Chrome browser, click on 3-dots menu icon > hoover mouse over Help and click on About Google Chrome.
3. On the next screen, allow Google Chrome to check and apply the updates.
3. Restart the Computer
The problem could be due to a minor glitch or a stuck process, preventing Chrome for updating. This can be fixed by restarting the computer.
Shut down the computer > wait for 60 seconds and Restart your device.
After the computer restarts, relauch the browser and try to manuallu update the browser.
4. Temporarily Disable Antivirus Program
The problem could be due to Google update being blocked by Windows Defender or some other third-party antivirus program installed on the computer.
Temporarily disable the Antivirus software program installed on your computer and see if this helps in fixing the issue.
5. Disable Browser Extensions
Incompatible browser extensions can block downloads and interfere with proper functioning of Chrome browser.
1. Open Chrome browser > click on 3-dots menu icon > More tools > Extensions.
2. On the next screen, disable Extensions by moving the toggle to OFF position. If an extension is unnecessary, click on Remove to uninstall the extension.
3. Restart Chrome browser and try to download the file again.
6. Reset Chrome Browser to Default Settings
Reset Chrome Browser to its default settings and see if this helps in fixing the problem.
1. Click on 3-dots icon and select Settings option in the drop-down menu.
2. On the Settings screen, expand Advanced tab and select Reset & Clean up option in the left-pane. In the right-pane, click on Restore Settings to their original defaults option.
3. On the pop-up, click on Reset Settings button.
After Chrome Browser is Reset, try to access any webpage and see if you are still getting Google Chrome has stopped working error.
7. Try Chrome Clean up Tool
Google Chrome browser can help you find and remove harmful programs installed on the computer.
1. Click on 3-dots icon and select Settings in the drop-down menu.
2. On the Settings screen, expand Advanced tab and select Reset & Clean up option in the left-pane. In the right-pane, click on Clean up computer option.
3. Wait for Chrome to scan for harmful programs on your computer and follow the onscreen instructions.
8. Reinstall Chrome
If above methods did not help, the installation of Chrome browser on your computer might be corrupted. The only remaining option in this case is to delete and Reinstall Google Chrome browser on your computer.