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Here"s how to lớn reset Google Chrome khổng lồ swiftly get rid of browser-hijacking adware

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If your Google Chrome web browser suddenly has an unwanted toolbar, or its trang chủ page has changed without your permission, or your tìm kiếm results appear in a search engine you never chose, then it may be time to hit the browser-reset button.

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Many legitimate pieces of software, especially freeware, that you tải về from the internet slap on third-party, browser-hijacking extensions when you install them. The practice is highly annoying, but it"s unfortunately legal.

Fortunately, there"s a fix for this in the size of a full browser reset, and Google Chrome makes it easy to lớn perform.


Resetting Chrome will restore your trang chủ page and search engine lớn their default settings. It will also disable all browser extensions & clear out your cookie cache. But your bookmarks and saved passwords will remain, at least in theory.


You may want khổng lồ save your bookmarks before performing a browser rest. Here are Google"s directions on how to lớn import & export bookmarks in Chrome.


Be aware that while your extensions will not be removed, you will have lớn turn each one back on manually by going to Menu --> More Tools --> Extensions. You will also have to lớn log back into any websites that you normally stay logged into, such as Facebook or Gmail.

The steps below are identical for the Windows, macOS và Linux versions of Chrome.

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1. Click the icon that looks like three vertical dots at the đứng top right of the browser window.




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3. Click "Advanced" in the left-hand navigation bar in the resulting Settings page.




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If you"ve performed the browser reset, but your tìm kiếm engine & homepage are still set lớn something you didn"t want, or they revert lớn unwanted settings after a short period of time, then you may have a potentially unwanted program (PUP) lurking in your system that is making the changes.

Like a browser-hijacking extension, PUPs are legal in most cases, which makes them no less irritating.But you"ll want khổng lồ track down each PUP & kill it.

Start by running one of the best antivirus programs lớn try to get rid of the PUP, but be aware that some AV programs will not remove PUPs because makers of legal but unwanted programs may sue when that happens.

Then install và run Malwarebytes không tính tiền for Windows or macOS lớn zap anything the antivirus program missed. Malwarebytes free isn"t antivirus software & won"t stop you being infected by malware, but it"s a great way khổng lồ clean out unwanted files.

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Paul Wagenseil is a senior editor at Tom"s Guide focused on security và privacy. He has also been a dishwasher, fry cook, long-haul driver, code monkey and video editor. He"s been rooting around in the information-security space for more than 15 years at FoxNews.com, SecurityNewsDaily, TechNewsDaily và Tom"s Guide, has presented talks at the ShmooCon, DerbyCon & BSides Las Vegas hacker conferences, shown up in random TV news spots & even moderated a panel discussion at the CEDIA home-technology conference. You can follow his rants on Twitter at
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