When installed, some applications automatically change the default settings of the Windows operating system as well as the current settings of other programs, including the Google Chrome browser. That is, some programs hijack the Chrome browser settings without your knowledge and permission.
If a program changes the settings of the Chrome startup page, new tab page, search engine, and theme, you can consider resetting the Google Chrome to default settings.
Because there is a built-in reset option in Chrome, we can use it reset Google Chrome to its default settings.
What happens when you reset Chrome?
Note that resetting the Chrome will not delete your browsing history, bookmarks and saved passwords. However, it will reset your new tab page, startup page, default search engine back to Google, content settings, cookies and site data, and extensions and themes, and pinned tabs.
Resetting the Chrome browser in Windows 10 is quite easy. Here is how to do that.
Resetting Chrome to default settings in Windows 10
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser. In the address bar, type chrome://settings/reset and press Enter key to open the Reset and clean up section of the settings page.
And if it’s not opening the Reset and clean up page, click on the More options icon, click Settings to open the Chrome settings page, click Advanced option on the left pane, and then click Reset and clean up option.
Step 2: Click the Restore settings to their original defaults option.
Step 3: Clicking the option will bring up Reset settings pop up. Uncheck the Help make Chrome better by reporting the current settings option if you don’t want to share your current Chrome settings to Google.
Click on the Reset settings button to reset the Chrome browser. The reset job won’t take more than a few seconds. You won’t get any messages on your screen to indicate that the reset job is done. The Reset setting pop up disappears after the reset is completed.
You may restart the Chrome once if you want (not required to complete the reset job). Your Chrome browser is now ready for use, and this should fix any problems that you were experiencing with Chrome.
If resetting the Chrome browser did not fix the issue, you can uninstall Chrome from your PC, download the newest version of Chrome, and then install the same.