How To Uninstall Google Chrome Properly - Detailed Removal Guide

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Detailed Information About Google Chrome:

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google, aiming at providing a fast, safe and easy browsing experience. Its versatile features, superior speed and customization options make it a competitive product among the peers like Firefox and Internet Explorer. Even so, it has its own shortcomings, and not all users are satisfied with or accustomed to Google Chrome. Well, no matter for what reasons you wanna uninstall Google Chrome, there is one thing you need to know: simply uninstalling Google Chrome from Control Panel does not equal a 100% removal. The main executive program files may be removed while its preference settings, personal data, cache files and registry entries still remain around you whole system. Additionally, you may also run into different issues in the uninstallation of Google Chrome, like:

Looking for an effective way to remove Google Chrome? In this tutorial we will show you the detailed steps. Here are two removal methods you can try if you are not able to uninstall Google Chrome, and also if you wanna remove and then reinstall it.

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Way 1: Uninstall Google Chrome Within A Few Clicks

If you prefer to save time/energy in uninstalling Google Chrome, we recommend you to try this handy tool first. Total Uninstaller is a lightweight yet effective remover designed for all level Windows users. Its intuitive interface will guide you through the whole removal of Google Chrome automatically. Watch the video provided below, and you will have a direct experience how fast and easy the uninstall process can be.

> Turn off Google Chorme, and then launch Total Uninstaller.
> Click Google Chrome and click Run Analysis to proceed.

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> Click Complete Uninstall after all the the components have been scanned out.
> Click Yes in the pop-up dialog and follow the prompts to complete the uninstall.

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> Click Scan Leftovers and then Delete Leftovers to perform complete removal.
> Click Yes in the dialog and then OK to end Google Chrome removal.

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See? Google Chrome can be thoroughly removed from your system in a few clicks. This removal tool enables you to get rid of any problematic, corrupted, or malicious program. No stubborn trace left, and no extra work needed. Incredibly simple.

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Way 2: Remove Google Chrome & Leftovers Manually

Here are the manual steps to uninstall Google Chrome. You should log in to you computer with your administrator account, and then follow the instructions below:

Step 1. Shut Down Google Chrome

If Google Chrome is running, make sure to close all the opened Chrome Windows, and then activate Task Manager to terminate the background processes.

end Google Chrome in task manager

Step 2. Uninstall Google Chrome

On Windows 7 :

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On Windows 8/10:

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Google Chrome uninstall prompt

In case the Add/Remove Programs applet does not work to uninstall Google Chrome, you can activate the built-in uninstall by using this alternative approach:

Step 3. Delete Google Chrome Remnants

As is mentioned above, some Chrome files will not get removed with standard uninstall. Sometimes you need to manually delete those remnants. To check if Google Chrome has been fully removed from the registry and hard disk, do the followings:

(1) Invalid keys/values in registry


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Notice: We only recommend advanced computer users to manually delete Google Chrome leftovers in Windows Registry. Any improper modification may result in severe problem or even system crash. Always backup your registry before making any change there. Also, you can use a registry cleaner instead to save troubles.

(2) Junk files/folders in hard disk

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After performing all these steps you should be able to fully uninstall Google Chrome. Comparing with this conventional uninstall method, the automated removal tool comes in handy to both inexperienced and advanced users. Anyway, choose the suitable way you wanna try to uninstall Google Chrome from Windows.

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Posted By: Jamie / Mar 29, 2016

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