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, 2014 at 21:44
  • Are you sure you don't have a virus?
    – Xavierjazz
    Sep 25, 2014 at 22:09
  • If you ended here but you have a Mac, run defaults delete com.google.Chrome ExtensionInstallWhitelist in the Terminal.app
    – flori
    Jan 8, 2020 at 17:26

4 Answers 4


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:

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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, 2014 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, 2014 at 7:15
  • for macOS, see apple.stackexchange.com/a/311435/118414
    – ryenus
    Apr 6, 2019 at 14:57

i can't understand your problem, the windows registry locations of chrome policies

Windows registry location:


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, 2014 at 1:55

To completely remove the policy, you need to do the following:

  1. Delete the following Windows Registry keys:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google
  2. Uninstall Google Chrome
  3. Delete the contents of following folder: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome
  4. Delete the contents of following folder: %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicy
  5. Delete the contents of following folder: %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers
  6. Open the command prompt and run the following command: gpupdate /force
  7. Install Google Chrome

I found the solution and this ill work in mac to remove them to remove chrome policies on mac. First Go to the finder. then go to /Library/Managed Preferences/[user]/

com.google.Chrome.plist complete.plist

Remove these files and done. Please do response if it is helpful or not. Thank you

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