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Remove hidden junk from Chrome

There are few things more annoying than having your search provider and homepage changed by a PUP (potentially unwanted program) or seeing unsightly popups and toolbars obstructing your browser. If you notice that Chrome is behaving oddly, you might be able to fix the problem by using Google?s

This application will scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome, such as crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, unexpected ads you can't get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience.

Chrome Cleanup Tool ( cleanup417), which was formerly called the Software Removal Tool. Download and run it, and it will search for programs causing conflicts with Chrome, including notorious offenders such as SearchProtect, SmartWeb,, Wajam and Conduit. Click ?Remove program? to get rid of the junk, and the tool will reset Chrome to its default settings. It?s faster (if less thorough) than using security software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but note that it automatically deletes itself once it?s finished, so you?ll need to download it again if you need it in future.


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