Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers for good reason. It’s available on every mobile and desktop operating system syncs your bookmarks and history across devices and is constantly being updated to remain the fastest browser available.
However, Chrome can cause problems occasionally. It can start crashing in the middle of a session or stop working altogether. Sometimes it will refuse to open, or it may display an error message when you open it. When these problems appear, the best solution is to remove all the Google Chrome data from your computer and reinstall the browser.
You may also find that you are just plain old tired of using Google Chrome. You may be breaking out of the Google ecosystem to make the switch to the Apple ecosystem, or you may be looking to increase your privacy by switching to Firefox.
Whatever the case, there are different ways to uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome. This article will explain most of them, depending on your OS.
How To Uninstall Chrome On Windows
To uninstall Chrome on Windows, close all your Google Chrome windows. Then, follow these steps:
- Click the Windows Start button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Start typing Control Panel and with the start menu opened, click on the Control Panel app when it pops up.
- Click Uninstall a Program beneath the Programs menu.