Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Resetting Hijacked Chrome Browser Settings

Many users extend the functionality of Google's Chrome browser by installing Chrome extensions. Google recently noted that some Chrome extensions come bundled with malicious programs that try to hijack your browser settings. To help keep your browser settings under your control Google added a “reset browser settings” button to Chrome’s settings page in October.

Despite this, settings hijacking remained a top complaint. To make sure the reset option reaches everyone who might need it, Chrome prompted Windows users whose settings appear to have been changed if they’d like to restore their browser settings back to factory default. If you've been affected by settings hijacking and would like to restore your settings, just click “Reset” on the prompt when it appears. If you didn't see the prompt, access Chrome Settings->Advanced Settings and you'll see the button to Reset Browser settings.