DIY Troubleshooting Error 103
What Is Error 103?
Error 103 is an error that is usually encountered by those who use Google Chrome. This error is usually generated because of a conflict arising between Google Chrome and the antivirus program running on the user’s computer. Primarily, error 103 is an incompatibility issue. It is not critical in nature.
However, since it will disrupt the smooth functioning of the browser, it is strongly advised to rectify this error that is generated due to any temporary conflicts between the logic of the two programs namely Google Chrome and antivirus.
In layman’s terms, it would be only justified to say that this error has a lot to do with the way programs react to each other in real-time.
When the error is displayed to the user, it usually states something like ‘chrome error 103 connection aborted’, ‘chrome error 103 err_connection_aborted’ or ‘Error 103 (net: ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED): Unknown error.
This begs the question, what triggers this error? Here it is important to understand that Google Chrome constantly applies to upgrade.
In most instances, the upgrades almost go unnoticed. In the meanwhile, there are other programs running on any system such as firewall, Antispyware, or antivirus programs. All such programs govern the functionality of the web browser.
Now, when the web browser attempts to update and any programs on the system view the update as a threat, the connection to the internet will be terminated. It is also important to understand that these programs will keep you from upgrading or from doing anything with your browser.
Further Information and Manual Repair
Before we move on to the discussion of fixing the underlying causes for error 103, it is important to understand all those programs that are most likely to generate this error. A list of all such programs is outlined below as follows.
- Kaspersky Pure 3.0
- Kaspersky ONE
- Kaspersky small office security 2013
- Kaspersky internet security 2013
- Kaspersky antivirus 2013
A downside associated with error 103 is that it won’t disappear on its own. That’s why it is important to make some manual changes as there are no tools available online to rectify this error automatically. Follow the steps listed below to easily fix the problem.
- Click on the Start button.
- In the search box, enter ‘expand.exe’.
- Right-click on the file that appears and select the option ‘Open Folder Location’.
- Now, copy the file and paste it at the destination ‘C:\Windows\System32’.
- If you are not able to find the file, it is advised you copy it from Windows Installation Disk.
- Now, click on the ‘Start’ button again.
- Find and select ‘Run’.
- Now enter ‘C: ’ in the search box and press Ok.
- Now right-click anywhere on the screen, select new, and then select folder.
- Rename this folder. Change the name from ‘New Folder’ to ‘Temp’.
- Now go to the Start button again.
- Select ‘Run’ once again.
- Type ‘cmd.exe’ in the command prompt and press Ok.
- Now type Command. Press enter.
- Now type this code as it is: ‘set TMP=C:temp’ and press enter.
- Now restart the browser.
- If it fails, install Google Chrome once again.
- Just make sure everything is in sync to avoid any data loss.