How to reset Google Chrome to default settings

In this guide we will tell you how to reset Google Chrome browser, what does the reset mean and when it is needed.

When do I need to reset Chrome?

  • The Chrome works slowly or unstable.
  • The unknown ads are displayed on every site.
  • The search engine settings was changed by malware. You can’t find Google in the list of search providers.

Warning! If the search engine is locked refer to this article. Maybe no reset is needed indeed.

What does the reset do?

The browser would be like new. The bookmarks, the history, the saved passwords would be deleted. You would be able to sync your bookmarks when you sign in Chrome using your Google account.

How to reset Google Chrome browser to default

Go to Settings:


Click on Show advanced settings link at the bottom of the settings page.


Scroll to the bottom again and press Reset settings:


Confirm by pressing Reset: