Sometimes to cope with errors in Chrome, acquired as a result of failures in the installation process, you can only completely uninstall Google Chrome from your computer and then again install it. But it happens that Google Chrome is removed partially, not completely, that is, the browser leaves the “tails” in the registry and when you reinstall Google Chrome, then problem returned. So how to uninstall this browser right?
For uninstalling Google Chrome you need to try standard method that works for absolutely any program in Windows. To do this you must first open “Start” then select “All programs“, then “Google Chrome“, and then “Uninstall Google Chrome“.
Or you can do it differently
- First, go to the menu called “Start”, then select “Control panel”,
- then you should select the item called “Add or remove programs” (in Windows 7, the item called “Programs and features”),
- then select Google Chrome and then click “Uninstall”.
In the resulting window, put a checkbox next to “Also delete your browsing data”. This step is necessary in order to remove your entire profile with all the settings and history of visits and different bookmarks. Next, click on “Uninstall”. You will then begin the process of removing Google Chrome. You should know that if the browser was installed for all users, then you need to uninstall it using an account with administrator rights. Only in this case, Google Chrome will be completely removed from the computer, from all users.
If you failed to remove the browser in a standard way, then you must do it manually. You must understand that this process requires working with the Windows registry. So just in case before you uninstall Google Chrome, you need to make a backup copy of your registry.
Make a backup of the registry
- Open the string “Run” (Windows + R) or search box and enter regedit. Press Enter.
- In the program, select “File – Export” and specify where to save the file with the extension .reg – this is a backup of our registry. Click “Save”.
If you suddenly something goes not so, then go to the registry editor, and there is selected item “Export” select “Import” and then selecting the file with a backup copy of the registry.
Go to cleaning
After creating a backup copy of your registry you can already proceed to the immediate removal of Google Chrome. Before you uninstall the browser, you need to make sure that the operating system is not disabled, and enabled mapping of various file extensions. In order to do this, go to “control Panel” and select folder options (in Windows 7-10 item called “folder Options”) and in the window that appears, click on the View tab, and uncheck the box next to the item called “Hide extensions for known file types”. Next you must click “OK”.
Then you need to click RMB (right mouse button) on this link and then select “Save link as” and save the file as remove.reg (but don’t forget in the drop-down list called “file Type” choose “All files”). After that, completely close all browser Windows and run the downloaded file. Then will appear a confirmation window, where you click Yes and then OK.
Then go to start and select run. In the text box, enter:
Then open the directory where you want to delete the folder called Chrome. That’s all. But it is better to do the optimization work Google Chrome browser!