Chrome has a problem with malicious extensions, here’s a fix

Just a couple of days ago BlogsDNA showed you an easy method for checking the extensions you have installed in Chrome. This came on the heals of a revelation that some extensions were utilizing adware to profit from free add-ons. Google has started to remove the offending extensions from its Chrome Web Store, but the company has gone one step further.

Steps have been released, allowing you to completely reset the browser in the event you have fallen victim to any of these extensions. “Settings hijacking remains our number one user complaint“, the company states. So here are the steps to reset things if you find yourself in need.

First, Chrome will be prompting Windows users whose settings appear to have been changed, asking if they’d like to restore their browser settings back to factory default.

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However, if you are affected and don’t receive this message, then head to the Settings section and scroll down to the bottom. Tap the “Advanced”  section and then continue further down to locate the “Reset Browser Settings” section, which has only one, rather obvious, option.

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Once this is done, you’ll need to head back into Settings and click “Tools” and then “Extensions” to begin re-enabling the ones you still wish to use. That’s all there is to it. Perhaps in the future Google will come up with a more user-friendly way of handling this.

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