Google Chrome is the most popular in the world. However, the browser has its own share of problems. Here are some of the problems that you might have faced with Chrome
- Consuming too much memory making the entire PC or device slow. The slowdown may not happen immediately, but it slows down with spending more time on browser and when more tabs are opened.
- Frequent and unexpected crashes. This might be because of bugs, conflicts with extensions, malware etc.
- Problems with too much pop-ups. This might be from an accidental adware installation or malware attack.
- Search engine change suddenly to something that you may not have heard of without any warning. This might be from a malware attack or accidental installation of malicious extension.
Possible Troubleshooting for Google Chrome problems
- Run a cleaning software such as Ccleaner to clean temp and offline Chrome browser files.
- Check for malicious extensions or extensions with compatibility issues. Ccleaner can also help remove unwanted extensions or partially installed extensions.
- Update Google Chrome and make sure there are no more updates available
- Run a complete security scan to check for any malware that is creating any problem for Chrome browser
- If none of the steps worked, reset Google Chrome to default settings.
These are the common steps that can be tried for Google Chrome problems. Even after following the steps, you might still end up with problems.
The ultimate fix is to uninstall Chrome completely and install it back. Since Chrome is a free software, there won’t be a problem in removing and install it back. But, there are still challenges with re-installing Chrome. When Chrome is uninstalled, it might retain atleast some of the settings which might be corrupted. When Chrome is installed back, these settings are installed back.
A solution was needed to make sure Chrome is reset properly. A tool was created for the purpose.
How to make Google Chrome make new again
- Download Google Chrome Cleanup Tool from the link.
- Run the tool
- The tool will automatically look for any malicious programs and clean it
- Click Continue once it’s done
- You will be taken to Chrome settings page (chrome://settings). Click reset to default settings or you may leave it the way it is if you don’t think extensions, change in settings or cache is responsible for the problem.
Now open Google Chrome and check if the problem is fixed.
The Google Chrome Cleanup Tool is self-destructive. If you want to run it again, you need to download again and run it.