Nowadays, more and more Internet users are concerned about data privacy. Users want to take back control of their personal data and block third-parties from profiling them based on their online activities for advertising purposes.
That’s understandable taken into account the major data scandals unveiled in recent years.
That’s why private browsers such as Brave are becoming more and more popular.
There’s an annoying error that may sometimes prevent users from installing Brave on their computers, and that’s error 112. In this guide, we’ll show you how to fix it.
5 Methods to Fix Brave Browser Error 112
Free up some space
Brave error 112 may occur if you have insufficient disk space on your device. In other words, you need to free up some space in order to install the Brave browser files and folders.
Clear temporary files
If you’re on Windows 10, try to clear your temporary file folder. This is the place where Windows 10 stores OS update leftovers, temporary installation files, log data, and so on.
The problem is that these files grow quite rapidly and they may end up taking a lot of space on your drive. In some cases, that could prevent users from installing new programs. Let’s see if deleting temporary files helps you to fix Brave error 112.
- Go to Settings.
- Select System.
- Go to Storage.
- Locate the Local Disk section.
- Select the Temporary files option.
- Check the type of temporary files you want to delete.
- Hit the Remove files option.
Also, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware and %userprofile%/Appdata/Local/, and delete the Brave folders from both these locations to clear any Brave file leftovers. Restart your computer and download Brave again.
Disable your antivirus
Try to disable your antivirus while you’re installing the browser. Just make sure you’re downloading Brave from the official webpage.
Error 112 may occur because your antivirus blocked the browser install files. Temporarily disabling your antivirus should be safe as long as you’re downloading Brave from the official page.
If you’re using Windows Security:
- Open the app.
- Go to Virus & threat protection.
- Select Manage settings.
- Toggle off the Real-time protection option.
Run SFC scan
If some of your system files got corrupted, this could potentially prevent you from installing new programs. Run an SFC scan and check if that irons out error 112.
- Launch Command Prompt as admin.
- Enter the sfc /scannow command and hit Enter.
- Restart your computer once the scan is complete.
- Try to install Brave again.
If you’re getting error 112 when updating the browser
If Brave is already installed on your computer, there’s no need to use the installer again. Error 112 may also occur when you’re trying to update the browser. Instead, let the Updater pick up and install the new files automatically.
Click on the Brave browser menu, go to About Brave. The Updater will then check for new browser versions. The tool will automatically install the update files.
We hope error 112 is history now. Enjoy your Brave browsing experience!