Windows 10: Ad Blocker causes chrome to crash on startup - how do I get rid of it?

  1.    02 Oct 2016 #1

    Ad Blocker causes chrome to crash on startup - how do I get rid of it?


    Chrome just started crashing yesterday and apparently this is because of Ad Blocker.

    The "Aw, Snap!"-crash screen comes up on startup, and no matter what you try, you cannot get anything else than just that in your tabs. Opening a new tab - Aw, snap. Pressing read more under the error message - changes the URL but the page looks the same. Trying to open up extensions, settings, help, downloads or other things - opens a new tab with - you guessed it - Aw, snap.

    So my question is - how do I get rid of Ad Blocker, which is causing the problems, when it is a chrome extension and these as far as I know can only be removed through just chrome?

    Reinstalling Chrome did not help, and I cannot find the extension under the Chrome files.

    Thankful for any help.
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  2. Posts : 3,261
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       02 Oct 2016 #2

    Cantremember said: View Post
    Reinstalling Chrome did not help, and I cannot find the extension under the Chrome files.
    After uninstalling Chrome, you have to also remove its profile, which is in a hidden folder.
    Start - Run - %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming - Find Google folder and remove it.
    Or you can use an uninstaller tool, like Wise Program Uninstaller or Revo Uninstaller.
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  3.    04 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks for the response, but unfortunately neither of the suggested works. I cannot find any google folder where you suggested, and the program uninstallers (yes, I tried both) did not help.

    I have a vague feeling of that the extension is linked to the chrome profile, which is recreated the same way every time upon re-installation, explaining how no re-installation solves it.

    So... any other ideas? :S
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  4. Posts : 3,261
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       04 Oct 2016 #4

    Does Google Chrome Portable work or is it crashing as well?
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  5.    04 Oct 2016 #5

    Just installed it, and yes, it works.
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