What is Chrome Tools

Chrome Tools is classified as an adware program because it runs shady algorithms that overlay your browser with dubious ads. Such applications have nothing to say about improving the browsing experience. Their main purpose is to earn money by showing deceptive banners, ads, coupons, surveys, and other misleading content during the session. Moreover, adware programs have the ability to record personal data (IP-addresses, passwords, geolocations, browser history) that can be easily sold to third-parties organizations. Chrome Tools may, in fact, be dangerous and harm your privacy. This is why we recommend you delete it as soon as possible to prevent inadvertent leaks. Our guide below will help you achieve both protection and virus-free experience during the usage.

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How Chrome Tools infected your computer

The adware that generates malicious/dubious ads finds a path into your system in various ways. Usually, swindlers use “bundling” techniques that involve freeware software. When people opt for cracked or pirated downloads from third-parties websites, they put themselves under risk of getting struck by unwanted software. During the setup process, most users forget to check additional options like “Advanced” or “Custom”, therefore, end up being infected with PUPs. Some repacks offer “Recommended” or “Custom” setups to choose what you want to be installed. We advise you to select only manual installation unless you want to catch a browser hijacker or adware on your computer.

  1. Download Chrome Tools Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Chrome Tools from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Chrome Tools extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Chrome Tools search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Chrome Tools

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Chrome Tools completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Chrome Tools and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Chrome Tools completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Chrome Tools and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Chrome Tools manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Chrome Tools removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Chrome Tools installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Chrome Tools from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Chrome Tools you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Chrome Tools”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove Chrome Tools from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Chrome Tools might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Chrome Tools from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Chrome Tools from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Chrome Tools or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Chrome Tools from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Chrome Tools or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Chrome Tools from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Chrome Tools or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Chrome Tools from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Chrome Tools from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Chrome Tools or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Chrome Tools or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Chrome Tools

In some cases, Chrome Tools won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Chrome Tools. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Chrome Tools folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Chrome Tools in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Chrome Tools or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Chrome Tools using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Chrome Tools. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Chrome Tools from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Chrome Tools.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Chrome Tools from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Chrome Tools related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Chrome Tools extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Chrome Tools extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Chrome Tools extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Chrome Tools from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Chrome Tools, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Chrome Tools extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Chrome Tools does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Chrome Tools extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Chrome Tools

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Chrome Tools push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Chrome Tools” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Chrome Tools, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Chrome Tools.