Clean Up Google Chrome

One of the best web browsers available right now is Chrome, which comes from Google. It’s fast and secure, and Google does a good job of keeping it up to date as well. But even Chrome can slow down and have issues after awhile. If you’ve had problems with Chrome, here are some things to try to get it back to its typical performance.

Like any browser, Chrome may need to be cleared out from time to time. To clear out the cache and cookies, click the “More” button in the toolbar (it looks like three vertical dots), then go to More Tools > Clear Browsing Data. Make sure to click the checkboxes for “Cookies and other site data” as well as “Cached images and files.” Then you’ll be presented with an option of how much data you’d like to delete. Just choose “beginning of time” to get rid of all of it. Check out support.google.com for more.

If this doesn’t help, Google actually offers a Chrome Cleanup Tool for Windows that you can run. The application will scan and remove software that may be problematic for Chrome. This should resolve most crashes, unusual startup pages or toolbars, and unexpected ads that you can’t get rid of. Get the Chrome Cleanup Tool at google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool.