Browser extensions are practical and valuable tools that an internet surfer can use at times.
Specific extensions can make things easier for you, whether you write online, edit online, or surf the internet for a better vocabulary.
There are a lot of different extensions available out there, especially in Chrome, so we’ll look further into this matter.
The matter at hand is regarding uninstalling Chrome extensions. What led me to this issue is the increasing number of scammy extensions out there on the internet.
Even in my case, Chrome somehow downloads the scammy extensions whenever I dig deep into the browser for research. Hence, I am writing about how you can uninstall such a Chrome extension.
Before we dive in, please keep in mind that I’m used to removing extensions constantly from my browser. As I also have experience with the technical side of browsers, I’ll dig deeper into this matter and list all available methods to uninstall Chrome extensions.
We currently havethree3 different methods of removing extensions from Chrome. This guide will go through the most straightforward processes to the more lengthy ones.
Without bragging anymore, I’ll get us into the guide right away. Here are the methods to uninstall Chrome extensions.
Remove from the Extensions icon
The first method we have to uninstall Chrome extensions is pretty straightforward. Applying this method, you can easily remove specific extensions from Chrome in only a few steps without opening any new tabs.
Here are the steps to uninstall chrome extensions from the extensions icons:
- Launch your Chrome browser on your computer.
- Click on the Extensions icon(puzzle icon) at the top.
This will now show the list of installed extensions on your Chrome browser.
- Click on More to the right of the particular extension.
- Select the Remove from Chrome… option to uninstall that chrome extension.
- Click on the
button to complete the action.
Of all our methods, this is undoubtedly the easiest way to uninstall Chrome extensions. Along the process, you also have the option to pin or unpin extensions and many other options to mess with.
Remove from Extensions Window
Moving on to the second method requires a little bit of digging into Chrome’s menu. Unlike the first method, this one will have you open up a new dedicated tab of extensions.
Here are the steps to uninstall the chrome extensions from the Extensions window:
- Open the Chrome browser on a computer.
- Click on the Menu at the top right side of the screen.
- Hover your mouse pointer over More tools for more options.
- From there, go into the Extensions tab.
This will now take you to the installed chrome extensions window.
- Find the extension you wish to uninstall and click on the
The method we came through is a bit more complex than Method 1. However, this is still an alternate way of removing Chrome extensions.
If you wish to find more extension options, simply click on thebutton next to the button.
Remove from the Extensions Tab
Moving on to the third method for uninstalling Chrome extensions, this alternative is far longer in that you’ll have to dig deeper into the Chrome browser’s settings.
Here are the steps to remove the chrome extensions from the Extensions tab:
- Launch the Google Chrome browser.
- Click on More at the top right side.
- Select Settings from the menu list.
- Click on the Extensions tab on the bottom left pane of the tabs.
This will take you to the menu of the extensions list.
- Hit on the
button next to the extension you wish to uninstall.
- That’s it! Chrome extensions will be uninstalled.
This method is similar to the second one, except that you have to go deeper into Chrome’s settings to uninstall an extension. Click on thebutton if there are any confirmation popups, who,c, which will successfully uninstall the extension.
Bottom Line: Uninstall Chrome Extensions
With that, we’ve successfully covered everything regarding uninstalling Chrome extensions. However, if you do not wish to remove the extension, temporarily disable it. Then instead of removing it, you can just toggle the switch to OFF next to thecommand button on the extensions window.
In reality, uninstalling extensions on Chrome is pretty simple. For most users, the first method in this article will prove extremely helpful in this matter.
Although that’s the case, I personally prefer to uninstall extensions using the second method. This way, I get a closer and more comprehensive look at the extensions, making it easier for me to spot the ones I need to remove.
On the other hand, the third method is a pretty long process. Although you may feel like it’s completely useless, it’s a method worth knowing and a working alternative in case the other two aren’t working for some reason.
That covers everything for our guide today. Without stretching my words anymore, I’ll conclude it here, so good luck with your attempts.