Google Chrome recently overtook Internet Explorer to become the most-used browser on the web. To be fair to Microsoft; however, we should note that Windows 10 encourages people to use the new Edge browser and so it was always inevitable that IE usage would decline. Still, it's a great achievement by Google and, in my own experience, Chrome is an excellent, fast browser.
As with all software, though, things can go wrong. Settings can become corrupted, or you may install an extension that has subsequently been identified as being malware.
Probably the most powerful tool to help clean up a Chrome installation is something called the Chrome Cleanup Tool. It's an official Google release and is free of charge. You'll find the Windows version at https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/ and it's a download of around 3 MB. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
Although the cleanup tool is very useful, do take heed of the warning screen when you run it. It will clear various settings, including your home page, so don't use it until you actually have a real problem.
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