Uninstall Google Chrome

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Windows instructions

Windows XP

You can remove Google Chrome like any other Windows programme. Follow these steps:

  1. Close all Chrome windows and tabs.
  2. Go to the Start menu > Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programmes.
  4. Double-click Google Chrome.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Click Uninstall from the confirmation dialogue. If you want to delete your user profile information, like your browser preferences, bookmarks and history, select the "Also delete your browsing data" tick box.

Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8

  1. Close all Chrome windows and tabs.
  2. Go to the Start menu > Control Panel. (Windows 8 users: Learn how to access the Control Panel)
  3. Click Programmes and Features.
  4. Double-click Google Chrome.
  5. Click Uninstall from the confirmation dialogue. If you want to delete your user profile information, like your browser preferences, bookmarks and history, select the "Also delete your browsing data" tick box.

Did the browser come packaged with other software on your computer? If so, your version of Google Chrome may be installed system-wide and you'll need to log in to a user account with administrative rights on your computer to uninstall the browser. Uninstalling a system-wide version of Google Chrome removes the browser for all user accounts on your computer.

Mac instructions

  1. Go to the folder containing Google Chrome.
  2. Drag Google Chrome to the Trash icon in the Dock. You'll need administrative rights if it's installed in your Applications folder. To remove the Google Chrome icon from your Dock, simply drag it out of the Dock with your mouse.

Linux instructions

  1. Go to Applications > Debian > Applications > System > Package Management > Synaptic Package Manager.
  2. Search for "Google Chrome" in the list of packages.
  3. Select the "Google Chrome package" checkbox.
  4. To completely uninstall (including configuration files), select "Mark for Complete Removal". To uninstall while saving your preferences, select "Mark for Removal".
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Select Google Chrome from the "To be completely removed" menu.
  7. Click Apply.