If your the Chrome browser starts to act slow, crashes, or displays unwanted advertisements, you can try restoring Chrome to its default settings. Doing this will erase all configuration information from Chrome such as your home page, tab settings, saved form information, browsing history, and cookies. This process will also disable any installed extensions, but all of your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords will be preserved.
To reset Chrome, open the program and click on the Chrome menu button () in the top right-hand corner of the window. This will open the main menu for Chrome as shown below.
Now click on the menu option labeled Settings as shown by the arrow in the picture above, which will open the basic settings screen. Scroll down to the very bottom and you will see a Show advanced settings... option as shown in the image below.
Click on the Show advanced settings... option to open the advanced settings screen. Scroll to the very bottom until you see the reset button as shown in the image below.
Now click on the Reset settings button as shown in the image above. Chrome will now open a confirmation dialog asking if you are sure you wish to reset your browser.
To reset Chrome, click on the Reset button. Chrome will now erase all your personal data, browsing history, and disable all installed extensions. Your bookmarks, history, and saved passwords, though, will remain intact and still be accessible.
You can now close the Settings tab and begin using your browser again. If your issues are now resolved, you can start enabling your extensions one-by-one to see if one of them was causing the unwanted behavior.
Unfortunately, it has become very common to find malicious Chrome extensions, poorly designed extensions, or extension monetization that causes Google Chrome to use up too much CPU or memory on a computer. This can cause the Chrome and the Windows to become slow, freeze, or crash.
Facebook offers users the ability to backup a copy of their Facebook data and download it to their local computer. This data includes your posts, photos, videos, messages and chat conversations, your profile file, and information stored in the about section.
Mozilla Firefox addons or extensions are programs that can be installed into Firefox in order to change the browser's functionality. This includes adding new features or modifying existing behavior in Firefox in order to fix bugs, add extra functionality, or increase the browser's security.
While Mozilla Firefox Addons or Extensions are very useful, sometimes an extension can cause bugs, does not work as expected, performs malicious behavior, or you just do not find it useful. As extensions cause Firefox to use more memory than normal, if you do not use an extension, then you should always remove it. This guide will explain how to remove a Firefox addon or extension.
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