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Scott Orgera

Restore Google Chrome to its Factory State

By January 25, 2014

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There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than when something that we rely on begins to break down. Whether it's our car's transmission or our computer's hard drive, these daily essentials failing on us usually leads to big headaches. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just press a reset button and restore everything to its original condition?

Unfortunately, in the real world, that type of solution only seems available in video games. There is another area where a simple push of a button can revert things to their factory state, the Web browser.

With the highly configurable nature of today's browsers, corrupted or less than efficient internal settings can easily become a reality - sometimes causing degradation in application performance or in the browsing experience itself. These settings modifications may be user-driven, or may be the result of sneaky malware. No matter the cause, Google Chrome offers a blanket solution in the form of a reset button. In most cases, this feature restores the browser's customizable settings back to their original state at the point of installation.

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