Troubleshoot Chrome Errors When Searching for Harmful Software

What you need to know

  • Chrome one of the most favorite browser in the market
  • How to run cleanup of harmful software using chrome.
  • How to Restore Chrome cleanup Quarantined files.
  • How to to troubleshoot Chrome cleanup tools errors.

In this article we will learn how to troubleshoot Chrome Errors When Searching for Harmful Software. Chrome has an estimated user base of 2.7 billion users, making it the most popular web browser in the world. But this important user base also makes Chrome an irresistible target for hackers. The good news is that you can use Chrome’s built-in CleanUp tool to remove unwanted adware, pop-ups, and other types of malware.

Additionally, Google changes it on a daily basis to address new risks. Despite its enormous popularity, Chrome is not immune to security attacks. Numerous users have encountered one or more of the following issues:

  • Chrome’s homepage and default search engine are automatically changed and updated on a daily basis, without user consent.
  • Pop-up advertisements continue to appear on a regular basis.
    Certain Chrome plugins and toolbars that have been deleted continue to reappear.
  • They are unknowingly routed to obscure domains or webpages when surfing.

If you are experiencing all of these symptoms, the device can be compromised with Browser Malware such as Pop-up Advertisements, Adware, or Browser Hijacker.

We will explain how to remove such malware programmes in this guide, as well as include Troubleshoot Chrome Errors When Searching for Harmful Software.

How to use chrome to cleanup computer Windows

  • Navigate to Settings by clicking 3 bars on top right corner
  • Go to advanced -> Reset and clean up
  • Select clean up computer
  • Click Find button.
  • Chrome will perform a search of your computer and prompt you to remove any malicious applications or files. To delete them, click Edit.
  • Restart your computer, and all malicious software will be removed.

Restore Windows Quarantine Files

Some time even safe files  are accidentally deleted by Chrome, you can easily restore them.

  • Navigate to %USERPROFILE%\AppDataLocal\Google\Chrome\Cleanup Tool
  • Look for Quarantine folder and open it.
  • Click continue.
  • Find the file you want to restore and right click that file and click extract all.
  • You will be prompted for password input chrome_cleanup hurray you haved restored your quarantined file.

Note: Chrome cleanup is not available in Macs so you have rely on traditional antiviruses to scan and remove harmful softwares.

Chrome checks for malicious software in an average of two to five minutes. By clearing your cache first, you can expedite the operation. The CleanUp Tool will prompt you to uninstall any suspicious programmes or extensions it detects.
Sometimes however chrome fails to remove harmful softwares. So we will learn  

How to Troubleshoot Chrome Errors When Searching for Harmful Software.

Delete Cache and Cookies

  • Click 3 dots on top right corner of chrome to access chrome menu than click History – > History.
  • Choose Delete browsing data.
    Choose a date range and click the Clear data button.
    You should restart your browser.
    Then click Advanced, then Reset and clean up, and finally Clean up computer.
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Run thorough scan of your computer

Launch your antivirus software and conduct a thorough scan. If the Chrome AppData folder contains malware or adware, the CleanUp Tool may have difficulty removing the malicious code.

Also if malware or adware code has become deeply embedded in Chrome, the browser may require assistance from your antivirus to resolve the issue.

Update Chrome

Remember to keep Chrome always updated to the latest version. Installing the most recent version of Chrome may resolve your CleanUp Tool issues.

To update the browser

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  • Click the chrome menu 3 dots on upper right corner.
  • Click Help in the bottom of chrome menu.
  • Update browser

Chrome reinstalled

Reinstalling Chrome may be the last resort to resolve this issue.

  • Navigate to the Control Panel, click Uninstall a programme, select Chrome, and click Uninstall.
  • Navigate to the C:\Program Files (x86)\
  • Look for Google Chrome folde and delete.
  • Navigate to the directory C:\Users\<UserName>\AppDataLocal.
  • Unhide hidden files by selecting View from the menu bar.
  • Navigate back to the root folder of Local Apps.
  • Navigate to Google and delete the Chrome folder ignore any alerts recieved.

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