0×0000005 Google Chrome Error Symantec Endpoint Protection

0×0000005 Google Chrome Error Symantec Endpoint Protection

Aw, Snap

Well I downloaded and installed  tried installing Google Chrome yesterday on my buddies pc.  We got the famous 0×0000005 error that is sweeping the Internet by storm.  After a quick Google via IE, it apparently has something to do with Symantec Endpoint Protection….which my buddy and many many many other people have.  Here’s the kicker….some people are actually suggesting uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection completely…..that’s a pretty really stupid resolution.  Others suggest uninstalling the Application and Device Control install from SEP but my buddy didn’t even have that install so I’m not buying it.  There’s also a temp fix which in fact does work…but I’m not sure what, if any, negative affects it causes….but here it is if you want to at least give Googlew Chrome a try…

1. Right-click the Google Chrome icon on your desktop (NOT the downloaded installation file…but the icon it created once it installed).

2. Go to properties

3. In the Shortcut tab…go to end of the Target section …the Target section should say “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”

4. Place a space right after the last and type –no-sandbox

5. Click Apply and OK and Google Chrome should work…..

6. FYI….I am not responsible for anything that goes wrong by doing this….I just know that it worked for me as a temporary fix until either Symantec or Google officially comes out with a fix….so do this is YOUR OWN RISK.

***Symantec says this issue is fixed with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Maintanence Release 3 (MR3)…..but many say it still doesn’t fix the issue. It’s worth a try if you have the time and patience!***

  34 comments for “0×0000005 Google Chrome Error Symantec Endpoint Protection

  1. September 12, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    This information was very useful. Thanks!!

  2. Regis
    September 23, 2008 at 7:56 am
  3. September 23, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    yeah…hopefully google or symantec come out with a legit fix

  4. Steve Jonath
    September 25, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Thanks for this tip – it solved my error also.

  5. September 26, 2008 at 8:24 am

    during the install process it downloads a tiny EXE then goes to the internet for the rest of the files. google chrome has problems with any personal firewall type software such as zone alarm in my case. my zone alarm prompted me about 4 times to allow access by google installer.

  6. Pieter
    January 27, 2009 at 12:45 am

    It’s not working for me.
    I have Windows Vista SP1

  7. Shen Wei
    March 19, 2009 at 2:49 am

    wow! it really worked! thanks alot ^_^

  8. April 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

    After six seven months of trying ever since they released Chrome, it finally worked… Thanks man…

    (lol @ the disclaimer! I won’t sue if something goes wrong!)

  9. asfand
    May 4, 2009 at 6:03 am

    wow man! thanks alot. you are a genius

  10. Cecilia
    June 11, 2009 at 12:53 am

    There is a God! Thank you!

  11. Thejas
    August 1, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Its not working for me , i tried the steps mentioned by you.But when i click apply the inverted commas ” ” gets disappeared.Its saved as mentioned below ,

    C:\Users\Thejas\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –no-sandbox

    Still the error exists when i try to open chrome.Please help….

  12. nuaman
    August 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    thanks a lot dear its working !

  13. deepak
    August 14, 2009 at 12:01 am

    thanx bro….it really wrks..

  14. garry
    September 20, 2009 at 2:03 pm


  15. @K
    September 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    It clears the error but the browser become ineffective. webpages dnt load

  16. kausHIK S
    December 19, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    hi..thts amazing..it worked..can u explain wat -no-sandbox means and why did you do that?…thanks a lot :)

  17. sahil
    January 4, 2010 at 6:12 am

    it didn’t work . i hv vista transformation pack

  18. May 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Thansk alot! It working. so simple ! Thanks you ..

  19. sid
    July 8, 2010 at 12:52 am

    it woked very wll thanx :-)

  20. November 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    zabardast… awesome….. it really works….

  21. fatima
    February 4, 2011 at 5:37 am

    it worked! =D hope it doesnt have side effects!

  22. April 19, 2011 at 2:15 am

    thanx dear

  23. May 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Thanx for Da VRY VRY Useful Information Provided by YOu (I dont know who ur but thanx buddy)

  24. Gaurab
    June 12, 2011 at 6:14 am

    wow it works……thankx a lot…

  25. June 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

    TNX.. very very useful ….

  26. Vikas
    June 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

    it did not work for me

  27. saad
    June 26, 2011 at 5:33 am

    thanks a lot it worked…..i installed windows becos of this but it this error was not removed……………now its working thank you so much….

  28. PuNuZ
    July 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

    it worked for me//thanks bro

  29. 4436355
    July 13, 2011 at 1:32 am

    WOW!Thank U So Much!It Works…God Bless You…

  30. September 7, 2011 at 3:04 am

    thanks a lot you help me! it really works!

  31. appy
    September 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    hey it is not working for me.. it says “NOT VALID” and “make sure the path is r8″…help me please!!

  32. damselfly92_ty
    December 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I don’t still work with google chrome. After I type –no-sandbox
    the last “, then system recommend problem with shorcut. Make sure the path and the name correct. What I can do now? please help!!!!!!

  33. December 29, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Thanks for helping it works

  34. payal saria
    March 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    its not fixing my error…when i go end of target selection it says….”C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”…instead of what u said and even typing your one doesnit works

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