How to Uninstall Google Chrome Extensions

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Chrome extensions can be easily removed.
Chrome extensions can be easily removed.

Uninstall Google Chrome extensions to troubleshoot Internet browser errors or to simply remove an unwanted plug-in. Extensions can enhance the Web browsing experience by adding customizable tools and special features to an Internet browser's base functionality. Commonly installed extensions include password management tools, document viewing plug-ins and local weather add-ons. Before uninstalling a Google Chrome extension for troubleshooting purposes, try updating the extension or temporarily disabling the feature.

Instructions

    • 1

      Open the Google Chrome Internet browser. Select the wrench icon at the top right of the window.

    • 2

      Select "Tools" from the list of menu options.

    • 3

      Click "Extensions" from within the "Tools" menu. A dialogue box will open displaying all the add-ons and plug-ins installed on the Web browser.

    • 4

      Select the "Uninstall" tab next to each extension you want to remove. The extension file and all stored data associated with the add-on or plug-in will be completely deleted.

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