Google Launches Software Removal and Browser Reset Tool for Chrome

Google recently launched a new tool in the fight against crapware and spyware, and it’s an excellent start to helping clean up a computer that has been infected with nonsense like the Ask Toolbar.

All you need to do is navigate to and click the Download now button.

Even if the tool doesn’t find any badware on your computer, it’s going to trigger a reset of all your settings, which can be really useful. You don’t have to reset your settings if you don’t want to, but it’s an option.

Where this could be really useful is when your relatives are having problems with Chrome. Tell them to download and run this tool and then reset their settings. It’ll wipe any nonsense preventing them from using Chrome.

Download the Software Removal Tool from


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