How to reset settings in Google Chrome

Why do you need resetting your Google Chrome settings?

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers, and malware developers use its features to advertise or infect your browser. One of the widest spread problems are search redirects or hijacks and installing adware browser extensions. The malware installs third-party search engine and replaces usual Google, Bing or Yahoo. It opens every time you start your browser or open a new tab. Ad-supported browser extensions will show you extra advertising and pop-ups. In this tutorial, I will show the step-by-step process to reset your Google Chrome settings manually.

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avast! Browser Cleanup utility is small tool from Avast, that is able to reset browser settings (search, homepage, new tab default page) in 3 main browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. Run it with administrator privileges and click on the icon of the browser you need to reset. Click Reset Settings and choose preferred options.

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Reset Chrome settings manually

1) To reset Google Chrome settings, open the browser and click on 3-bars icon in the top-right corner of the window. This will get you to the main menu. In this drop-down menu choose Settings to get to Google Chrome settings.

get to google chrome settings

2) While in the Settings, scroll down to the bottom and find Show advanced settings… link. Click on it.

show advanced settings in chrome

3) Another set of options will appear. Scroll down to the bottom again and locate Reset Settings button.

reset settings in google chrome

4) Alert window will appear, saying that your current settings will be reset to original default values. Confirm action by clicking Reset button.

confirm resetting settings

Note: Resetting your browsers settings is useless unless you remove all active infections on your PC. To remove search hijackers and browser adware use SpyHunter 5 antimalware. Download it here:

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