Is your Google Chrome slow? Here are 7 ways to solve it

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Is your Google  : Google Chrome is a fairly popular web browser. However, Google Chrome is also known as a browser that requires a lot of resources, including CPU and requires a lot of memory.

It’s no wonder that many users complain about why their Chrome runs slowly. In addition, your surfing behavior or habits can also affect Chrome’s performance when used.

Here are seven ways to overcome Google Chrome to make it faster

1. Check internet speed

Before blaming Chrome, you should first check your internet connection. Try checking with a speed test platform like Speedtest.net to see how your internet connection is. It is very possible that there is a slowdown in your area.

2. Update Chrome to the latest version

Each new version of Chrome contains new features such as security fixes and performance improvements. So you should update it so that it can help the problem you are experiencing. Apart from that, updating Chrome also keeps you safe from online threats.

Usually Chrome updates automatically. So chances are you’re already using the latest version, as long as you’ve closed the browser you just used. If you haven’t closed your previous browser, usually Chrome will provide a notification by displaying a yellow or red arrow in the upper right corner of the browser.

It means an update is waiting. You must immediately close the browser window or click the arrow and select Update Google Chrome to restart and get updates.

3. Run a malware scan

Before going into Chrome settings, make sure the browser you are using does not have malware on the system. Run a scan with the anti-malware tool of choice and make sure there are no “threats” running in the background of the browser.

Usually the threat is in the form of ad content that enters the browser page. These ads appear as a result of your habits or behavior in visiting e-commerce websites. Now this ad website requires resources which causes Chrome or your computer to slow down.

4. Run the Chrome cleaning tool

Google developed a program called the Chrome Cleanup Tool. This feature will detect potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), such as toolbars and other automatically installed extensions that may not be designed to catch the antivirus installed on your computer.

Well Google has integrated this feature directly into Chrome. You can run it by going to Settings > Advanced > Reset and clean > Clean computer.

5. Uninstall the extensions you don’t need

One way to speed up Chrome is to reduce installed extensions. Because these features require large resources, including for CPU and memory (RAM) so that it affects Chrome’s performance.

Now to see which extension uses the most CPU and RAM, you can do this by pressing Shift+Esc on the keyboard.

After that, the Chrome Task Manager will appear. See which extensions are hogging the most resources, and which aren’t critical to your workflow.

Uninstall the extension by right-clicking on its icon in the toolbar and selecting Remove from Chrome. The more you delete, the more speed boosts you will get.

6. Close unused windows

If you are the type of person who likes to open a lot of windows (Tabs) and keep them running, it’s good to reduce the habit.

The slowness of Chrome that you are using could be due to too many sites open in the background. Therefore, it is best to close any browser windows that you are not using.

7. Reset Chrome

If some of the methods above haven’t helped Chrome’s performance, we recommend that you reset your browser to its original defaults. This method will make Chrome performance better.

Now to reset it you go to Settings > Advanced > Reset and clean > Restore settings to their original defaults > Reset settings.

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