Remove “Installed by your Administrator” policy from Google Chrome

If Google Chrome extension displays a message “Installed by your Administrator” when starting Google Chrome or while managing browser extensions. Then you may have adware on your computer system.

A browser extension that you did not install yourself in Google Chrome and that displays the message “Installed by your Administrator” may have been forcibly installed by an adware application that tries to manage your Google Chrome settings.

For example, a browser extension that replaces the New Tab in Chrome for a New Tab you don’t want to use at all, or a browser extension that displays intrusive advertisements in the Chrome web browser.

There are several examples of unwanted browser extensions that force Google Chrome settings through the “Installed by your Administrator” or “Installed by Enterprise” policy.

How to Remove Installed by your Administrator – Google Chrome

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In this instruction, I will explain how to remove the installed by your Administrator policy and browser extension.

Open an MS-DOS prompt as Administrator. Right click on the Windows start button, select from the menu: Command Prompt (Admin). Alternatively, you can type in the Windows search-bar cmd, right-click cmd.exe and select run as administrator.

Type the following commands in order, after each command confirm the command with an ENTER on your keyboard.

RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers”
RD /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy”
gpupdate /force

It is important that after this action you perform an adware scan with Malwarebytes to remove the adware settings and adware files from your computer and web browser.

Remove Installed by your Administrator

Remove adware and other malware responsible for the Installed by Enterprise policy with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is always free to use, in order to remove installed by your administrator pilocy in Google Chrome. Malwarebytes will remove adware, malware,  viruses and is compatible with any pre-installed regular antivirus software.

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No worries, Malwarebytes is free to detect and remove adware for 14 days.

Run the Malwarebytes installation and proceed as described in the installation process. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.

Click Get started to start your 14-days of free premium features.

After 14 days of your free Malwarebytes Premium trial, Malwarebytes reverts to the Malwarebytes Free version. Malwarebytes free is still able to scan, detect, and remove any malware from your device. In the free version, you need to start a scan manually. Real-Time protection against online threats is not available in the free version of Malwarebytes.

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Click Scan Now to start scanning your PC for adware, malware, trojan horses, spyware etc.

Malwarebytes will now start scanning your PC for malware, hang on, the malware scan usually takes about 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

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When the scan is finished you’ll be presented with the malware scan results. Review the malware scan results and click the Quarantine Selected button to continue.

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Hang on. Malwarebytes is moving the detected malware to quarantine.

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In order to complete the Malwarebytes removal scan, you should reboot your computer.

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If you still encounter the installed by enterprise policy in Google Chrome, go ahead and reset Google Chrome to default settings.

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