How to Reset Google Chrome Browser

While roaming around the internet you find many software that are disguised as legitimate but are actually adware or piggybacks that run on another program. These piggyback software are commonly conveyed along with the free software which are usually called as freeware and are easily downloaded from the internet.

These free software are often maligned and install adware that throws ads on the user’s screen from time to time and compels the user to visit those websites or install the advertised software.

This software often change the user’s default search engine or home screen or adds toolbars or modifies the default settings of the browser. These unwanted changes are annoying and require the browser to be reset to its default settings so that the changes made by the external softwares could be removed.

This article describes the steps to restore the Google Chrome browser to its default settings which will reset the Google Chrome’s home page, new tabs, pinned tabs, search engines along with the disabling of all browser extensions and deletion of temporary data. However, bookmarks, history, and personal information i.e. saved accounts and passwords are not deleted by resetting the browser to its default settings.

Reset Google Chrome Browser

Open your Google Chrome browser and click the vertical three dots on the top right corner.

Click on the Settings option from the menu bar.

This will open up all the settings of Google Chrome in a new tab. Go to Advanced option and click on the down arrow.

It will open up all advanced options. Click on the Reset and clean up option. It will bring the reset and clean up settings to the right side of the window. Click on the arrow on the right side of the Restore settings to their original defaults option.

A confirmation dialog box will appear that will describe the changes that will happen after resetting the browser. Click on the Reset Settings button. It will restore the google browser settings to its original defaults.

Your browser will restart in an initial state.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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