Google Chrome Waiting for Hard Disk Fix

google-chromeI love the Google Chrome web browser except for one MAJOR flaw. Often when I would type anything into the address bar, URL or search, I would have to wait and wait. The whole time the hard disk activity light would be on. The disk would grind for sometimes 30 seconds or more. This has been driving me nuts and I have been searching for a fix hoping that every Chrome update would fix it. Finally after digging through Chromes settings I found the answer.

Go into Chromes settings. Click the lines in the upper right-hand corner and select “Settings” from the drop down menu. Click “Show advanced settings” at the bottom of the page. Under Privacy uncheck “Enable phishing and malware protection” and close the settings page. Done! You won’t have Chrome’s built in protection running but the browser will be faster and no longer make you wait. Most likely you have Norton or some other protection software running and don’t need Chrome’s protection anyway.

Hope this helps.

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