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If you've accidentally installed a toolbar in Google Chrome, or if you want to remove one that you don't use anymore, here's how to do it.

If you've been experiencing performance issues with Chrome, it may well be a toolbar that is causing problems, so it's a good idea to follow this procedure to check if you've got any installed.

Note that the process is exactly the same on Windows as it is on Google Chrome for Mac.

1. Customize and control

Click the Customize and xontrol symbol in the top-right corner of Chrome

2. Extensions

Go to Extensions along the left-hand column, and you'll see the toolbars that are installed. Click on the garbage can symbol, on the right next to each extension, to remove them.

3. Confirm

Confirm the removal, and you're done.

The good thing about Chrome is that no restart is required after removing Extensions, so you can continue browsing immediately.

If you're looking for more info about Chrome, check out this tutorial on How to find noisy tabs.

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  • RAMI |
    15/10/12
    RAMI

    Thanx for sharing that's help a lot...

  • liontamercatman1956@gmail.com |
    15/10/12
    liontamercatman1956@gmail.com

    Yes, I'm having a different problem other then the tool bars. One of my problems is with (Gmail)! I've just maid an online friend, and we both agreed to exchange addresses and become, like they used to say ( PEN PALS ). Well when ever I want to send Her an E-Mail, Mr. Google, ( AS THEY PUT IT ), puts a permanent block on it! And of course their explanation is all German to me! I need to know how and why their doing this to me, just on this E-Mail address? If you could let me know ( HOW & WHY ), it would be greatly appreciated! Thank You Very Much, THE CAT MAN!

  • Raed Shehab |
    15/10/12
    Raed Shehab

    Thanks for the help.

  • Obed |
    16/10/12
    Obed

    Thanks for this information. My own experience is that when I click for a newtab, instead of the usual Chrome newtab where i see my bookmark sites. one My Start by incredibleBar search engine comes up. I have tried to remove it but could not.Please help me

  • secretsquirrel |
    16/10/12
    secretsquirrel

    Customize and Control->Settings->Extensions on my version. This may help others.

  • touseef |
    17/10/12
    touseef

    thanks bro,i was so upset about toolbar

  • hassankhan |
    20/10/12
    hassankhan

    thanks for info ,sir

  • Jeff Spencer |
    04/12/12
    Jeff Spencer

    Thank U very much. Ur information was spot on, and did exactly what I needed it to do w/o all they hype and hoopla.

  • muffi |
    21/05/13
    muffi

    thanks for help

  • TTTAN518 |
    22/05/13
    TTTAN518

    Greatttttttttt

  • paula |
    29/05/13
    paula

    thank you it did help

  • desiree |
    31/05/13
    desiree

    My extensions aren't there. :(

  • Yvonne |
    11/06/13
    Yvonne

    there is no extensions word on mine,I have 2 toolbars that are making my pc run so slow and now I am getting popups ,I do not know how to get rid of them ,when the directions u give ,and I cannot find what or the words u are talking about ,plz help ty savannah369@aol.com

  • Michel Auger |
    15/06/13
    Michel Auger

    I followed the instructions and the bar is still there. It is called appbrio12 community toolbar. I deleted the program but the bar is still there.

  • Madbullfrog69 |
    02/07/13
    Madbullfrog69

    Thankyou!!!

  • Dave P. |
    04/07/13
    Dave P.

    I have tried for 2 weeks to get rid of news.net toolbar but nothing worked until I read your method, now the bloody thing's gone, many thanks.

  • FL |
    07/07/13
    FL

    thanks :D

  • Neil P |
    07/07/13
    Neil P

    Just like Dave NewsNet was getting annoying for me and I couldn't figure out how to get rid of it until I tried this way. Thank you very much. :)

  • Chez |
    09/07/13
    Chez

    Thank you so much!

  • mc |
    10/07/13
    mc

    Great and Thanks! The Newsnet adware was driving nuts. However the google version I have, which may be an older one, the "Extension" function is under "Tools".

  • ZU |
    10/07/13
    ZU

    Thank you so much!!!

  • Dean McConnell |
    11/07/13
    Dean McConnell

    Thank you so much

  • Cheryl Chifley |
    12/07/13
    Cheryl Chifley

    thank you, it was driving me nuts

  • garoph28 |
    14/07/13
    garoph28

    Thanks, That worked I hope

  • Dando_Ishamel |
    17/07/13
    Dando_Ishamel

    i some how got news.net i HATE it i cant download anything because of it thanks so much

  • MZmadman |
    18/07/13
    MZmadman

    thank you thank you thank you. NEWS.NET is a pain in the @rse so glad you posted this online I was looking everywhere to find the extension delete funny how something so simple can be so hard to find @ Chrome designers!!

    Thanks Nick.....

  • B.K. |
    18/07/13
    B.K.

    thanks for this fix - it worked so quickly and easily.

  • Doobsy |
    22/07/13
    Doobsy

    Thanks great help been frustrated by this for a while.

  • kevin |
    24/07/13
    kevin

    and ironically im trying to get red of WEB SEARCH powered by "softonic"...

  • Shannen |
    25/07/13
    Shannen

    thanks!! it worked

  • Lisa |
    30/07/13
    Lisa

    Thank you so much. Your instructions were so clear to follow and it worked.

  • Henk Luf |
    01/08/13
    Henk Luf

    Thanks for that info, that News.net site also interfered with Twitter. It was annoying to say the least.

  • Mannan |
    03/08/13
    Mannan

    Thanks a lot. So much clear instructions.

  • butt |
    05/08/13
    butt

    thanx

  • Fazzy |
    29/08/13
    Fazzy

    Thank you!

  • Pat |
    06/09/13
    Pat

    Brilliant! You've saved my sanity!

  • fahad |
    07/09/13
    fahad

    Thank you!

  • Cass |
    15/09/13
    Cass

    Yeah, it works.

  • Goozy |
    17/09/13
    Goozy

    thankyou so much my sanity is now repaired

  • R. Hone |
    18/09/13
    R. Hone

    thanks for the help

  • JB |
    30/09/13
    JB

    Thanks - took me an hour sorting through all the third party 'suggestions'!

  • mukaram.kazmi |
    10/07/14
    mukaram.kazmi

    oh thanks bro its so helpful for me

  • how2computers |
    08/08/14
    how2computers

    For help with removing toolbars and other basic computer tasks go to:

    www.how2computers.com

    There you will find step by step guides on how to remove toolbars, how to uninstall a program, and how to reduce computer startup time.

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