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22 October 2015

Speed up Google Chrome (And get rid of annoying popups)

Run a full Malware Scan for any nasties. (https://www.malwarebytes.org/downloads/)

Open Google Chrome and press ctrl+H on your keyboard.

Click on Clear browsing data, from the dropdown menu select “the beginning of time” option and click all the tick boxes below the dropdown menu.

Before you click on the “Clear browsing data” button (please note that this will clear all your passwords and all sites will prompt you to re-enter your passwords (Eg. Facebook and Gmail etc.)

If you are fine with the warning above Click the “Clear browsing data” button. (this may take a few minutes)

Next step is to click on the “Extensions” link on the Left of the window.

Click on the small Recycle Bin Icon next to the unwanted Extension and confirm by clicking the Remove button.

This will remove the extension (You can always install the Extension again via the Chrome Web Store: (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps.)

Next Step is to click on Settings on the left of the Window, and scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on “Show advanced settings…”

After you clicked the “Show advanced settings…” button, scroll further down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Reset settings” button, and confirm by pressing the “Reset” button again.

All that remains is to close Google Chrome and open it again and things should work a lot better.

 

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