How to reset Google Chrome

These steps must be done in this sequence to be effective.

The following procedure will do a full reset of Chrome, bringing it back to default settings.  Then we will walk you through reconfiguring it for the best performance.

1.       Open Chrome

2.       Go to the Three Dots in the upper right hand corner and click on Settings.

3.       Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Show advanced settings..."

4.       Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Reset settings"

5.       Click Reset on the Pop-up

6.       The pop-up will close when finished.  Now we need to close and reopen Chrome for the changes to take effect.

7.       Once reopened, click on the three dots in the far upper right side of the window and click on Settings.

8.       Under "On startup"; choose how you want Chrome to open by clicking the circle in front of your preference.  There are 3 options.  The most common being the last option "Open a specific page or set of pages" and then click "Set pages"

9.       If you had a homepage set previously, then you do not need to change anything.  Otherwise type in your favorite webpage or webpages and click OK

10.   Under "Appearance", put a check in both boxes available.

Note:  You can also click "Change"  here to add a specific page you would rather have open when you click "New Tab" than the "New Tab page" itself.

11. Scroll down the bottom of the page and click on "Show advanced settings..."

12. Under "Download", put a check in the box for "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

Note:  By using the above setting, it will minimize the risk of accidentally downloading and possibly opening and infected file.

13.   Now let's click on "Extensions" in the menu at the top left of the window.

14. Re-enable any valid extensions (I.E. AdBlockPlus) by putting a check in the box in front of "Enable"

15. Now remove any that appear invalid or any that you do not remember actually installing by clicking on the small trash can beside the enable box.

Note:  Keep in mind that there are no extensions that are absolutely necessary in order for Chrome to work properly, so you will not break anything by deleting all extensions listed.

16.   Click Remove to confirm removal

17.   Last, but not least....let's remove all of the temp files.  Click on the 3 dots in the far upper right side, hover over "More tools" and then click on "Clear browsing data..."

18.   First click the small arrow next to "Obliterate the following items from:" and click on "the beginning of time" and then put a check in all available boxes.  Last click on "Clear browsing data"

19.   When it's finished, it will close the small window.  Now close and reopen Chrome one last time and you are all Set!

Upgrade Chrome

1.       Open Chrome

2.       Go to the Three Dots in the upper right hand corner and click on Settings.

3.       Click on About in the menu to the upper left side of the window.

4.       Once you click About, it will immediately begin to check to see if you have the latest version of Chrome.  If you do not, then it will automatically begin to download and install the latest version.

5.       Once it is finished updating, it will request that you Relaunch Chrome.  Click the "Relaunch" button.

6.       Congratulations!  You now have a clean and upgraded browser!  We recommend that these procedures are done at least once a month.  If you tend to do a lot of surfing and downloading, then we recommend doing it more often.

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