I cannot uninstall Google Chrome. It installed itself on my computer years ago when I upgraded to Windows XP. I had never used it before that day and was not very familiar with it. When the screen appeared, it confused me because it displayed menus and toolbars that were different from the one I was accustomed to using. I tried to use Control Panel to uninstall Chrome but it did not remove it. I then turned to the Internet Explorer for help.
At first, I tried to uninstall it using the Control Panel interface by clicking on the “Add and Remove Programs” icon on the left side of the screen. But this only gave me error messages that I cannot uninstall Google Chrome easily. Also, the program did not get rid of the associated program files, software library or cookies properly. This made the installation process very difficult. Plus, the program would just restart after a few minutes.
Then I wondered how to uninstall Google Chrome without having to be dependent on any third-party uninstaller program. Finally I realized that the registry should be the best place to look for uninstall functions. It is a big database where every uninstall command is stored. So by simply deleting one file, the uninstall process will be completed successfully.
To uninstall Google Chrome, first you have to open the Run window by pressing Alt+F2. Type “regedit” in the field obtained and click OK. A new window will open and the regedit window will open. In the regedit window, you will see that there is an option to add or delete entries. Click on the + sign to add a new entry. Use the delete key to erase the existing entry.
I then used the “Safe Mode” feature of Windows to uninstall Chrome manually. I started by going into the Safe Mode by selecting the “Run” button from my keyboard and running the “Safe Mode” application that will load many programs automatically. This will allow you to use the built-in uninstall features of your system. After that, I double-clicked on the Google Chrome application to uninstall it.
The first thing I did was to go to the program’s settings and set the uninstall option. To do this, click on the Tools menu which is on the desktop and select the Programs tab. Under the Programs category, click on the uninstall tab. Look for the option to enable or disable the program.
Once the feature is turned off, you can then go ahead to uninstall it. Again, use the Remove button on the main menu to do so. Follow the same steps as you did when you were in the Safe Mode. Once the process is completed, you can go ahead to enable the uninstall feature again.
This technique will work for any type of uninstaller program. All you need to do is change the settings to match what you want and proceed with the uninstall. However, if the uninstaller does not work for you, try looking for a different program. There are lots of such programs available online and most of them have the ability to remove Google Chrome.
I am sure you must be wondering where you would get such a program. For a start, you can use your search engine and look for a program that will uninstall Google Chrome. Once you find one, you can download it from the website. Make sure you are downloading from the official website. Chances are you might encounter a virus or some other problem while installing the program.
When downloading the program, you will need to accept the license agreement before you can run the installation procedure. This is a step you should take before doing anything else. Most of the programs come with a setup wizard that will guide you through the entire process. Once the installation is complete, restart your system and use the antispyware software to scan your computer. This is all you have to do to uninstall Google Chrome successfully.
If the above steps do not work for you, I have found an easy way to do it. I have used the “Add / Remove Programs” utility which should be accessible through “My Computer”. Just follow the steps and you should be able to uninstall Google Chrome without any problems.