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How to Uninstall Extensions from Chrome browser

Learn different ways and methods to uninstall the Google Chrome extensions from the browser. You can either temporary disable or permanently remove extension.
  • Author: Aman Habib 
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Are you facing a problem with the Chrome browser? Perhaps it might be due to any conflicting browser extensions. You can uninstall the Chrome Extensions to rectify the issue. There are a few different ways to remove extensions. Otherwise, you can temporarily disable it using the toggle button on the extension manager page.

Uninstall Extensions from Chrome browser

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 many different extensions out there, especially in Chrome, so we’ll look further into this matter.

The matter at hand is regarding uninstalling Chrome extensions. The increasing number of scammy extensions on the internet led me to this issue.

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 to uninstall such a Chrome extension.

Before we dive in, please remember that I’m used to constantly removing extensions 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.

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 from the extensions icons:

  1. Launch your Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the Extensions or Puzzle icon at the top.
    Chrome Extensions iconIt will now show the list of installed extensions on your Chrome browser.
  3. Click on More vertical 3dots icon to the right of the particular extension.
  4. Select the Remove from Chrome… option to uninstall that Chrome extension.
    Remove from Chrome under Extensions icon
  5. Click the Remove button to complete the action.
    Remove command for Chrome Extension

Of all our methods, this is undoubtedly the easiest way to uninstall Chrome extensions. Along the process, you can pin or unpin extensions and many other options to mess with.

Delete from Extensions Window

Moving on to the second method requires some 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 from the Extensions window:

  1. Open the Chrome browser on a computer.
  2. Click on the Menu vertical 3dots icon at the top right side of the screen.
  3. Hover your mouse pointer over More Tools for more options.
    More Tools options under Chrome Menu
  4. From there, go into the Extensions tab.
    Chrome Extensions under More Tools menuIt will now take you to the installed Chrome extensions window.
  5. Find the extension you wish to uninstall and click on the Remove button.
    Remove Extension command button on Chrome Browser

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 the Details button next to the Remove button.

Uninstall from the Extensions Tab

Moving on to the third method for uninstalling Chrome extensions, this alternative is far longer because you’ll have to dig deeper into the Chrome browser’s settings.

  1. Launch the Chrome app browser.
  2. Click on More vertical 3dots icon at the top right side.
  3. Select Settings from the menu list.
    Google Chrome Settings Menu option
  4. Click on the Extensions tab on the bottom left pane of the tabs.
    Extensions Tab under the Chrome Settings WindowThis will take you to the menu of the extensions list.
  5. Hit on the Remove button next to the extension you wish to uninstall.
    Remove Extension command button on Chrome Browser
  6. That’s it, extensions will be uninstalled.

This method is similar to the second one, except you must go deeper into Chrome’s settings to uninstall an extension. Click on the Remove button if there are any confirmation popups, who,c, which will successfully uninstall the extension.

Bottom Line

With that, we’ve successfully covered everything regarding uninstalling Chrome extensions. However, temporarily disable the extension if you do not wish to remove it. Then instead of removing it, you can just toggle the switch to OFF next to the Remove command button on the extensions window.

Disable or Enable Extension toggle button on Chrome

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 to spot the ones I need to remove.

On the other hand, the third method is a pretty long process. Although you may feel 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.

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Aman Habib

Aman is a Mechanical Engineer by education and a content writer by passion. He started writing at the age of 15 years, which turned into a technical writing profession. He has a great understanding of technology and closely follows the Android ecosystem. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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