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How To Find and Remove Harmful Software Using Google Chrome

How To Find and Remove Harmful Software Using Google Chrome
How To Find and Remove Harmful Software Using Google Chrome

Well, Google Chrome is right now the most popular web browser. The web browser is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS. The key thing about the web browser is that it’s lightweight and it provides lots of interesting features.

One such interesting feature is the Chrome Cleanup Tool. It’s a built-in feature of Google Chrome that removes malware from the web browser and PC. In this article, we are going to learn a few things about the Chrome Cleanup Tool.

Who Should use the Chrome Cleanup Tool?

Well, the Chrome Cleanup tool could be used by anyone who is facing issues with web browsers like malicious extensions, intrusive pop-up ads, unexpected web pages, redirects, different homepages, sudden slowness in the browser, etc.

These are the symptoms of malicious extensions and other forms of potentially unwanted software. So, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, then you can use the Chrome Cleanup Tool.

How To Find and Remove Harmful Software Using Google Chrome

Well, the Chrome Cleanup Tool is a hidden feature of the Google Chrome web browser. Follow some of the simple steps given below to find and remove harmful software using the Google Chrome web browser.

Step 1. First of all, open the Google Chrome browser. Type in 'chrome://settings/cleanup' in the Address bar and hit the enter button.

Enter the Given string in URL Bar and Press Enter button
Enter the Given string in URL Bar and Press Enter button

Step 2. Now you will see a new page.

Step 3. There you need to click on the ‘Find’ button next to the Find and remove harmful software.

Click on the 'Find' button
Click on the ‘Find’ button

Step 4. Wait for few minutes until the Clean up tool completes the scan.

Wait until the scan completes
Wait until the scan completes

Step 5. If it doesn’t find any harmful software, it will display a screen like below.

If no harmful softwares were found, you will see a screen like this
If no harmful softwares were found, you will see a screen like this

Step 6. If it finds any harmful software, it will ask you for permission to remove it. Just click on ‘Remove’ when prompted to remove the harmful software.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can find and remove harmful software on Chrome with a built-in tool.

So, this article is all about how to remove harmful software using the Google Chrome web browser. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also.

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Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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