If you just got “He’s Dead, Jim!” message in Google Chrome, and you’re not familiar with Star Trek, relax. This is most likely not a message from a virus. This simply means Google Chrome was not able to display a page because something went wrong with a process and it got terminated. For example, last time I got this page I was trying to access a website while my computer started shutting down for a scheduled restart after installing Windows updates.
The phrase “He’s dead, Jim!” is often used by techies in the USA for a non-responsive software application, device or electronic circuit. It was originally used several times by Dr. Leonard H. “Bones” McCoy, a fictional Chief Medical Officer on the starship Enterprise in original Star Trek show. Jim is short for James, which in this case is the very James T. Kirk, Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise. Click here to see Google’s explanation of this page.