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Google adds reset feature to Chromium project, will reset browser to defaults, disable extensions

Google adds reset feature to Chromium, will help you recover from malware
By: Trace Hagan | Internet Browsers News | Posted: May 28, 2013 1:06 am

Mark down another feature discovery for Chromium evangelist François Beaufort. He is credited with discovering a new feature to help clean up your browser after malware strikes. The new feature will allow users to reset the default search engine, homepage, cookies, and other details to the original Google settings.




In the new UI panel, users can individually select from five different categories what they would like to reset. Since this is currently in Chromium, we can expect the exact details of the feature to change. However, it is a nice addition as more and more malware target browsers.


There is no way to know when Google will add this into the main Chrome build, but we'd be fairly confident that it is coming. Some are guessing that it will show up after Chrome 30.


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