Applies to managed Chrome browsers on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
If you have Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, or Linux devices that are no longer being used in your organization, you might decide to repurpose and distribute them for personal use. Or, some users might purchase a second-hand Windows or macOS device, where Chrome browser was previously managed by an administrator in a school, company, or other group. If devices are not properly reset, Chrome browser might still be managed by an administrator.
Check if Chrome browser is managed
On a Windows or macOS device:
- Open Chrome browser .
- At the top right, select More .
- Check the bottom of the menu. If you see Managed by your organization, your browser is managed. If you don’t, your browser isn’t managed.
Stop managing Chrome browser
- Delete the registry keys:
- Delete the value named
CloudManagementEnrollmentTokenfrom the registry key:
- Delete the directory where Google Update writes cached cloud policies:
- From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
- Click Profiles.
- Select the profiles that you want to remove.
- Click – (minus).
- Click Remove to confirm that you want to remove the profile.
You also need to remove suspicious apps—ones that you don’t remember downloading or don’t sound like a genuine program.
- Open Finder.
- On the left, click Applications.
- Find and remove suspicious apps.