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I found some weird policies on my chrome by visiting chrome://policy/ (or about:policy), like ExtensionInstallSources or ExtensionInstallWhitelist. I though it may be from some virus because on other machines with a clean chrome install the policies are empty.

i went to the win 7 registry and removed all the keys/entries that contained the policies names, but when I visit chrome://policy/ they still show up.

I even tried removing the entire \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\ folder and the unknown extensions I had disappeared but the policies still show up.

How do I remove them?

  • Someone told me to open gpedit.msc and search for google policies there, but I don't have any chrome under Administrative Templates – sancho Sep 25 '14 at 21:44
  • Are you sure you don't have a virus? – Xavierjazz Sep 25 '14 at 22:09
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Policies in Chrome are in the registry.
Is this your company computer? because if you removed it they will put it back again.
Anyway, delete the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google
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    Already removed them, but when I run chrome and visit chrome://policy, they are still there. It's a personal computer, connected to a home network, is the only pc in the network with this problem. – sancho Sep 29 '14 at 1:56
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    They could be keep coming from one of the extensions installed. Try to remove all the extensions one by one and see which one generate the policy. – ITProStuff Sep 29 '14 at 7:15
  • for macOS, see apple.stackexchange.com/a/311435/118414 – ryenus Apr 6 at 14:57
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i can't understand your problem, the windows registry locations of chrome policies

Windows registry location:

Software\Policies\Chromium\ExtensionInstallWhitelist 
Software\Policies\Chromium\ExtensionInstallSources 

for more information about all chrome policies go to http://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3

  • Already removed them, but when I run chrome and visit chrome://policy, they are still there. – sancho Sep 29 '14 at 1:55

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