Google Chrome is the most used web browser that is in use now. It is a free web browser and users can download it from the Chrome web store and install it on the system. If you are tired of using Chrome and you would like to uninstall it, then you can do so by going to the Control Panel and then selecting the Add or Remove Programs option. This option allows you to uninstall the Chrome browser from your system but most of the times, this feature will not be able to uninstall the software completely. In that case, you will have to remove the Chrome browser manually to make sure that it is completely removed. Follow the simple steps from Windows 7 help and support center to uninstall the browser manually.
- First, click on the Start button located at the left corner of the taskbar. Now, the Start menu pops up and you need to click on Control Panel located at the right side.
- In the Control Panel window that appears, click on the Appearance and Personalization tab and the select Folder Options.
- Now, click on the View tab in the dialog box that appears and click to deselect the option Hide Extensions for Known File Types.
- Open the Chrome browser by double clicking on its desktop icon and the go to the Google Chrome Help manual un-installation page.
- Now save the hyperlink labeled as this link by right clicking on it and select the Save link as option. In the box that pops up, type in the name as remove.reg and select the type of files from the dropdown as All files. Set the destination to Desktop and click on OK.
- Close the web browser window.
- Now run the saved remove.reg file in the desktop by double clicking on it. A confirmation window appears now, click on Yes and then press on the OK button to continue.
- To uninstall the Chrome browser manually, you will have to delete the Chrome folder saved in your computer’s local drive.
- To find the location of the Chrome folder in local drive, click on the Start button on the desktop taskbar and then enter the command %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google in the Search box at the bottom of the Start menu.
- Now open the Google folder in the search results and find the Chrome folder in it. Press the Delete key on your keyboard to delete and uninstall chrome.
If you are not able to uninstall by following the above provided steps, feel free to contact the Windows 7 help team for additional guidance.