Designed by Google itself, this lightweight application can find and remove software and components that affect the functionality of Google Chrome
Installing different applications on a computer poses certain risks, especially if users do not pay attention to the installation process. And even if they do, there are malicious programs that end up using the Internet browser to collect information related to browsing habits and serve ads, causing strange browser behavior.
Find programs and components that affect Chrome
If you notice changes in the settings of your Chrome browser, there is a small utility that can help you identify the issue and correct it. Created by Google itself, it goes by the name of Chrome Cleanup Tool, enabling you to detect programs that interfere with Google Chrome and remove them.
Since toolbars, browser addons and popup ads are not typical malware, your antivirus solution might fail to detect their presence. Chrome Cleanup Tool is specifically designed to find programs and components whose installation resulted in modifications of Chrome’s settings, providing you with a simple means to reset them.
Remove interfering components with a click
The application does not require installation and starts looking for suspicious programs as soon as you launch it. The number of findings are displayed within a small window, along with an option to remove them all, but their names are not revealed, so as to prevent name modifications that might cause Chrome Cleanup Tool not to work as it should.
In some cases, a system reboot might be required in order for the changes to take effect. Once the issue is fixed, Chrome restarts and prompts you to reset the browser settings.
Scan for malicious programs that cause issues with Chrome
Chrome Cleanup Tool is an attempt to enhance the browsing experience of Chrome users, providing them with a simple method to factory reset the settings and remove programs that cause trouble to the browser. More aggressive malware might be impossible to remove or detect, so you might need a reputable antivirus solution to clean the system.
Note that this application is not designed to search for all types of viruses and malware components, but only those that cause issues with Google Chrome.