How to Uninstall Chrome Extensions from Google Chrome?

Learn different ways and methods to uninstall the Google Chrome extensions from the browser. You can either temporary disable or permanently remove extension.

Browser extensions are really effective and useful tools that an internet surfer can make use of at times.

Whether you write online, edit online, or surf the internet for a better vocabulary, certain extensions of your choice can make things easier for you.

There are a lot of different extensions available out there, especially in Chrome, so we’ll look further into this matter.

The matter in 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 manages to download the scammy extensions whenever I dig deep into the browser for research. Hence, here I am, writing about how you can uninstall such 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 I’ll list all the available methods to uninstall Chrome extensions.

Related: Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

We currently have 3 different methods of removing extensions from Chrome. In this guide, we’ll go through the most simplest and straightforward process to the more lengthy ones.

Without bragging anymore, I’ll get us into the guide right away. Here are all the 3 methods to uninstall Chrome extensions.

Remove from Extensions icon

The first method we have to uninstall Chrome extensions is pretty easy. Applying this method, you can easily remove certain extensions from Chrome in only a few steps, that too, without the requirement of opening any new tabs.

Here are the steps to uninstall chrome extensions from the extensions icons:

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

Of all the methods we have, this is undoubtedly the easiest way of uninstalling extensions from Chrome. Along the process, you also have the option to pin or unpin extensions, as well as many other options to mess with.

Remove from Extensions Window

Moving on to the second method, this 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:

  1. Open the Chrome browser on computer.
  2. Click on the Menu icon 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 Extensions tab.
    Chrome Extensions under More Tools menuThis 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 that we just came through is a bit more difficult 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.

Remove from Extensions Tab

Moving on to the third method for uninstalling Chrome extensions, this alternative is a far more lengther in which you’re gonna have to dig deeper into the Chrome browser’s settings.

Here are the steps to remove the chrome extensions from Extensions tab:

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

This method is pretty similar to the second one except for the fact that you have to go deeper into Chrome’s settings to uninstall an extension. Simply click on the Remove button in case there are any confirmation popups and that will successfully uninstall the extension.

Bottom Line: Uninstall Chrome Extensions

With that, we’ve successfully covered everything regarding uninstalling Chrome extensions. If you do not wish to remove extension, however, temporary disable it. Then instead of removing it, you can just toggle the switch to OFF next to Remove command buton on 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 to see a closer and larger 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.

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2 Responses

  1. Jill says:

    No harmful software found. But still , Google.com’server IP address can not be found. Where I go from here ?

    From an Oldie who is getting extremely getting fed up with Google. I have use my Tablet to get on line which is quite frustrating f or me. I would sooner use my tabletop. Thank you in advance if you can help please

    • Editor Staff says:

      Hi Jill, may I know which site you’re trying to visit?

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