How to reset settings in Google Chrome

Why do I need to reset settings in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome is the most popular browser nowadays. Obviously it is primary goal for various advertising companies. If you are an Google Chrome user (version is not so important) here I will show you how to reset settings in Google Chrome in case they were changed by hijacker, adware or any other reason and you want to revert it. Those settings are: homepage, default search engine, various site preferences and cookies. This will not affect your passwords or forms.

Reset Chrome settings manually

Here is manual (standard) way to reset your browser settings:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Find 3 bar icon in the top right corner of the window and click on it
  3. In the menu find Settings and click on it
  4. google chrome settings

  5. Alternatively you can do it by typing chrome://settings/ in address line
  6. In opened window slide to the bottom and find Show advanced settings link and click on it
  7. google chrome show advanced settings

  8. Again slide to the bottom and find Reset browser settings button and click on it
  9. google chrome reset button

  10. In next windows just click Reset button
  11. google chrome reset

  12. Your Google Chrome settings are now reset

Reset Chrome settings using avast! Browser Cleanup

One more way to reset settings of Chrome is to use excellent avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Here you can revert settings, also, you can find and remove unwanted browser extensions. Utility is free and can be downloaded here:

download button for avast! Browser Cleanup

avast browser cleanup google chrome

Reset Chrome settings using Stronghold AntiMalware

One more method to reset Google Chrome settings – use Stronghold Antimalware. Its tool called Reset Browsers Settings. This program also can find and remove adware, spyware, malware etc, and remove toolbars. Very useful software, and you can download it here:

download button for stronghold antimalware

stronghold antimalware reset browsers settings

How to protect settings in Chrome from changing

Although 90% of you my readers have antivirus software installed (avast!, AVG, Kaspersky, Norton, Avira etc), you still get infected with adware and hijackers. Due to some reason these antiviruses don’t stop such unwanted applications. Here I want to recommend 2 softwares that will not only protect you against those software but will help you to remove all ads form pages you visit (even YouTube!).

First is SpyHunter – excellent antimalware suite that can remove adware, hijackers, toolbars, trojans, keyloggers and many more. Also it has several shields to protect your browsers from infiltration. It will not conflict with the antivirus software you have. Download it here:

download button for spyhunter

spyhunter main window

Second is Adguard. Adguard is basically developed to fight ads and banners on websites – it can cut advertisements from more than 20 browsers including Google Chrome without damaging site layout, cut ads on YouTube and so on. One of the cool features is parental control and website phishing filter that will protect you from visiting harmful websites.

download button for adguard

adguard main window

Thanks for reading this. Hope this guide will be helpful.

About Aleksei Abalmasov 514 Articles
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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