Remove ‘Keeps Coming Back’ Browser Extensions on Google Chrome Easily
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Remove ‘Keeps Coming Back’ Browser Extensions on Google Chrome Easily



When we are installing software packages some unknown or unwanted programs also get installed with it. We don’t recognize them until we are annoyed with their behavior.

When the adware or malware or crapware, whatever you call it, gets installed on our browsers as toolbars, add-ons and extensions, we will see some abnormal behavior in using the browser. We can remove an extension easily by going to Settings>Extensions and clicking the trash can under every extension.

Sounds everything fine? No! it is not. Why would they are called as malware if they let go of themselves so easily.

These browser extensions ‘keeps coming back’ when we restart the system. No matter how many times you remove them from the Settings>Extensions, they will reborn after every restart.

Here is the catch

The extensions keeps coming back after every restart, that means the malware resides somewhere on the computer and is triggered when the user is logged in.

If we can remove the source of the extension from which it is loaded, we can consider it removed safely.

Removing the malware

As it is a Google Chrome extension, the source code of the malware should reside within the chrome folders.

Generally, the chrome extensions will exist in the following path:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

Copy and paste the path in Windows address bar. Don’t forget to replace the USERNAME with yours before you hit ‘Enter’.

You can see the list of chrome extensions in folders with some random alphabets as a name as shown in the following screenshot. The name is the chrome extension ID that you can find in Settings>Extensions.

chrome-extensions
Go to Google Chrome Settings>Extensions to find the ID of the malware extension(s).

malware-ID

Copy the ID and search for it in the chrome extensions folder.

Findin-malware-extension-folder

When found, delete it permanently from your computer and restart your browser.

Check once signing out and signing in to your computer again. If you can’t follow the textual instructions, watch the video below to learn how to do it:

 



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9 comments:

  1. Zulkarnain IsmailMay 12, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    thanks, my problem is solved.

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    1. Glad you found a solution for yourself :)

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  2. Zulkarnain IsmailMay 12, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    tick the developer mode box

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  3. mines come back when ever my sis signs into her google account can you help with that

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  4. The chrome browser might be syncing up all your extensions while logged in. Sign in to your google account and remove the extensions from the sync. Logout and login again. this could help.


    All it was happening because it was syncing up and backing up to your computer.

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  5. The ID that I paste into the search bar matches with none of the IDs in the folder...

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  6. The username is your windows local username. Don't give spaces and it is cae sensitive too.Take care and try again!

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