The Chrome Cleanup Tool for Windows

To help find and remove unwanted programs on Windows computers, you can download and run the Chrome Cleanup Tool. It's an application that searches your computer for suspicious programs and offers to remove them for you.  

You might see an alert prompting you to download the Chrome Cleanup Tool if Chrome notices unusual behavior caused by unwanted software or malware. Unusual behavior includes crashing, showing unusual startup pages, toolbars, or unexpected ads you can't get rid of, or otherwise changing your browsing experience.

What it removes

These programs are targeted for removal by the Windows-only Chrome Cleanup Tool because we know they change your settings without your consent. If you're a Mac user, you can use an antivirus software to remove them.

  • BrowseFox
  • PullUpdate
  • Vitruvian
  • Clikug
  • V-Bates
  • SearchProtect
  • SupTab
  • MySearchDial
  • SaveSense
  • Price Meter
  • Sputnik/Guard
  • Conduit Toolbars, Community Alerts & ValueApps
  • Wajam
  • Multiplug
  • Shopper Pro
  • Stormwatch
  • SmartBar
  • ShopperZ
  • Dealply


Other ways to remove malware

On a Mac computer? The Chrome Cleanup Tool isn't available for Mac users. Learn more about how to remove unwanted programs on a Mac.

On a mobile device? The Chrome Cleanup Tool isn't available for mobile users. To fix problems from unwanted software, you can reset your device to factory settings.

You can also try MalwareBytes, an anti-malware program that can find other malicious software that the Chrome Cleanup Tool might not remove. It's available for Mac computers, Windows computers, and mobile devices.

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