There are few cases when your Google Chrome browser needs to be reset. The need for this can be caused by various factors. Most often these procedures have to be performed after some malicious programs modify its settings considerably by adding a lot of unwanted add-ons (extensions), amending the Desktop shortcuts and Quick Launch items of Google Chrome, etc. Some malicious applications (malware) cause considerable search engine redirects of your Google Chrome, making you really annoyed when surfing the web. Generally, you could fix Chrome by digging deep enough into its settings and checking (and restoring) its parameters modified by malware. Alternatively, you could simply reset it. However, it is recommended that you use this option only if other manual methods of fixing your browser didn’t bring any luck removing negative effects of adware and browser hijackers that made their impact on it.
There are some programs today that can actually reset Google Chrome browser automatically. However, we will make an emphasis in this post about how to do it in a simple way, without actually installing any software. The good thing about Google Chrome browser is the fact that it gives an option to reset itself using a built-in module. Thus, you may actually restore it to its default parameters simply by making a few clicks with the PC mouse. You may follow the steps listed below:
Step-by-step guide to reset Google Chrome browser:
- In Google Chrome open browser, please move the computer mouse towards the right-upper Settings button in the form of three horizontal lines, then scroll down and select “Settings“:
- Scroll down to the bottom of the window and select “Show advanced settings“:
- Again, scroll down to the very bottom of the window, then click on the button “Reset browser settings“:
- Click on “Reset” button.
- Restart your Google Chrome browser.
Note! Your browser settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab page and search engine, disable your extensions and unpin all tabs. It will also clear other temporary and cached data, such as cookies, content and site data.