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
If we can remove the source of the extension from which it is loaded, we can consider it removed safely.
Removing the malware
Generally, the chrome extensions will exist in the following path:
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.
Go to Google Chrome Settings>Extensions to find the ID of the malware extension(s).
Copy the ID and search for it in the chrome extensions 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: