Windows 10: Completely Remove Chrome

Discus and support Completely Remove Chrome in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Running 15063.11/1703, recently installed. Noticed in registry there is a Google Chrome key in both HKCU and HKLM. Chrome was my default browser but... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by torre, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. torre Win User

    Completely Remove Chrome

    Running 15063.11/1703, recently installed.

    Noticed in registry there is a Google Chrome key in both HKCU and HKLM. Chrome was my default browser but uninstalled prior to installation of 1703. (Fast Ring upgrade, not clean install)

    When I try to delete the Chrome key get the message "Cannot delete Google. Error while deleting key." I did a Reset with same result.

    I also googled for info and tried to remove after startup in safe mode and other recs to no avail.

    Is this an item of concern ? Malware? Appreciate any comments.

    torre, Apr 1, 2017

  2. Why after install windows 10,my google chrome browser not working

    You have to completely remove chrome not just uninstall.

    The New Chrome 60 official build try this link to remove and then download and install from google not the link to make sure you get chrome 60 the latest.

    How to completely Uninstall & Re-Install Google Chrome - - Windows Tips & How-tos
    OctavianQR, Apr 1, 2017
  3. DrZip Win User
    Unity Web Player for Edge?

    This only works on some older versions of Google Chrome; they completely removed support for it in the latest builds of google chrome.
    DrZip, Apr 1, 2017
  4. OldMike65 Win User

    Completely Remove Chrome

    Make sure you are logged in as Administrator and try again. Also you could try letting CCleaner check your registry to see what it might find to clean in it. There are other apps that can do some very deep cleaning, but should only be used by experienced users. Plus they are not free. Revo uninstaller would have cleaned it up I think too, but too late now I think.
    Bottom line, I don't think its anything to worry about, just a left over entry in your registry.
    OldMike65, Apr 1, 2017
  5. torre Win User
    Thanks for the reply. I did try CCcleaner initially.

    Concern is I did a complete Reset (removing files/apps) which I thought should have cleaned/reinstalled the registry.
    torre, Apr 1, 2017
  6. torre Win User
    Subject key is below. Anyone have similar key, Google Messaging Host, running same build ?

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    torre, Apr 1, 2017
  7. Cliff S New Member
    You will need to right click the key, select copy key name, then paste it in the browser so we'll know exactly which one it is:

    Completely Remove Chrome [​IMG]
    Cliff S, Apr 1, 2017
  8. torre Win User

    Completely Remove Chrome

    torre, Apr 1, 2017
  9. Cliff S New Member
    Odd, that key is not in LOCAL_MACHINE on my system, but in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Google*Huh
    But not the same subkeys as you, sorry.

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    Cliff S, Apr 1, 2017
  10. OldMike65 Win User
    I do have it in mine Cliff, but it does no harm to anything, and I'm not going to try and remove it, as Chrome is a backup browser for me...

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    OldMike65, Apr 1, 2017
  11. Edwin New Member
    Only way to get a clean Registry is to perform a clean install of Windows.
    Edwin, Apr 1, 2017
  12. torre Win User
    Note "Native Messaging Host" So perhaps it is an authorized key in the latest build ? The last part is "Microsoft browser core"
    torre, Apr 1, 2017
  13. f14tomcat Win User

    Completely Remove Chrome

    Just checked a very clean install of 15063.11, in a VM. The key seems to be part of MS.

    Completely Remove Chrome [​IMG]
    f14tomcat, Apr 2, 2017
  14. DrSysop Win User
    I not use google chrome & see this in my registry


    It can not be deleted using version 1709 & had it when I had 1703 must be there for reason maybe if you access youtube etc.
    DrSysop, Nov 20, 2017
  15. torre Win User
    It is standard entry for Win10. Subtitle is "Native Messaging" which may have relation to the messaging service.
    torre, Apr 5, 2018

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