posted on Mar, 3 2020 @ 12:44 AM
Make sure you have CCleaner
downloaded and installed. Do NOT let it install anything additional. Make
sure you make a custom install to make sure it is not installing junk stuff.
If you have bookmarks you want to save go into bookmarks and export them to a JSON file. You will use this later to add them back.
Close Chrome if not closed. Go to Start - Settings - Apps, find Chrome and delete it. Make sure when it asks you if you want to delete all saved data
to say yes.
Open CCleaner and do a clean sweep of the computer, deleting all cookies, all saved passwords, everything the whole shabang.
With CCleaner go to registery and clean it as well.
Now you can use MS Edge to re-download Chrome if you want to keep using it or download Firefox and use that.
Here is a list of a few but not all the extensions to download for either browser:
Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, Cookie Autodelete.
I recommend not using Edge or Chrome. But if you use either of these browsers do the clean sweep first. Then reinstall the Chrome if need be. You can
go into bookmarks and import the JSON file, which should be saved by default to your documents folder.
You can also download Opera
. And enable a couple of built-in features that will help better protect you, including a
built-in VPN. Add the previous mentioned cookies into Opera if you decide to use that.
If you don't have Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 10. A clean install of Windows 10 with the built-in anti-virus is good enough. You don't need
Malwarebyes and what not. Better keep it clean and simple.