I, Stefan Van Damme, am a member of the Google Product Expert program. Those are users who volunteer their time to help others with Google products. And I am a product expert in the Chrome web browser. Meanwhile, it is today 11th Google Chrome birthday. And this year we have seen many posts in the community about having unwanted software on his computer which has made changes to his computer settings.
That especially on Windows and Mac computers, where bad developers misuse the Chrome policies. Therefore, bad developers force the user to use his Chrome extension and or search engine. Furthermore, makes it very difficult to delete this Chrome extension and search engine in the Chrome settings page. Because the delete button is disabled, and the users will only see this message “Managed By Your Organization“.
However, I am happy to announce that I created a simple and one-click application solution to delete all these Chrome policies. And doing this manually can be complex for a non–tech savvy user.
Chrome Policy Remover for Mac
This AppleScript application is a free tool and can delete the following bad settings: weknow.ac, SearchMine search, Searchbaron, search-operator.com, akamaihd.net, etc. from the Mac Chrome web browser. When you execute this application it will do the following actions:
- Close the Google Chrome web browser
- Delete all the configuration profiles on his Mac computer (such as “AdminPrefs”)
- Delete all the Chrome policies
Here are some steps that may help to resolve the issue:
- Download the Chrome Policy Remover for Mac
- Close all open Chrome windows
- Unzip the file you just downloaded
- Double click on “Chrome–Policy–Remover-for-Mac“
When you open now your Google Chrome web browser, you will see that there are no policies that change your search engine and new tab page. And you can easily delete now all the Chrome extensions.
If you have any questions about the Chrome web browser. Or you experience an issue on Chrome desktop web browser or mobile app. You can always reach our Chrome community forum. We are here to help. And we look forward to seeing you at our help forum.