How to deal with the Google Chrome Running Slow

Google Chrome Running Slow
By Gopal Sengar Updated

Google Chrome often slows down in its performance with time because it gets loaded with a lot of unnecessary plugins, browsing data and extensions. Most users either look out for some sort of third party software to clean their PCs or reinstall Google Chrome to start everything fresh. They believe this is the solution to why their Google Chrome runs slowly, but it’s not the actual thing you must do to tackle with your Google chrome running slow problem. In fact, the problem lies with those useless plugins and extensions.

How you can disable or delete them is what we are going to discuss in this article. Just keep reading to know how you can speed up your

Slow running Google Chrome

Disengaging the Extensions

These are the small programs which Chrome provides to add extra features and functionality to its overall performance. Extensions are although helpful, but when more of them are installed, they render the speed and performance of the Google Chrome.

There are two methods of how you can disable these extensions without deleting them permanently. Just keep reading.

Method1: Uninstalling them from the Address Bar

Some extensions leave their icons near to the address bar of the Google Chrome. Just Right-click on these icons and click Uninstall to disengage them directly.

Method2: Reaching to the Installed Extension list and disabling them from there

Step1: Click the wrench icon (at the top right corner) and select Tools and then Extensions from the menu.

Step2: Uncheck the Enabled box from the right of each Extension. This would disable them within seconds.

Once you uncheck the boxes, Enabled option would become Enable, so that you can check them again to make them working.

If you want to permanently delete any extension, just click the Trash icon to the right of each Extension (by the side of the Enabled check box). Moreover, this list is important because here, you’ll find those extensions also which don’t leave any shortcut button/icon near the address bar. So you can uninstall them from here.

By Clearing the Browsing History

You can clear the browsing history using a no. of steps because some of the faulty browsing invites unnecessary plugins and pop-ups which stay as it is in the Google Chrome and thus burden it to turn it slow at last. Just follow the steps given below to achieve this.

Step1: Click the Wrench icon (at the top right corner), select Tools and then Clear browsing data option from the final drop-down menu. The Clear browsing Data dialog box will appear on the screen.

Step2: Select the time range from when you want all your browsing history deleted. Also, check/uncheck the boxes regarding what to delete and what not.

Step3: Click the Clear browsing data button at the bottom to execute the needful.

Step4: Close the Settings Tab which opens automatically once you clear your browsing data. That’s it.

All your browsing data is now cleared. Please note that clearing this data won’t display the searched items/ similar things when you’ll type anything in the address bar.

Clearing the History

As you know that whatever you search, gets automatically recorded as the search history. You can delete this any time to free up some more KBs of your Google Chrome to boost it up. How? Keep Reading.

Step1: Click the Wrench icon and select History.

Step2: Select the Check box of the web page you want to delete from the search history. (Just drag the cursor over that particular web page and then check the boxes).

Step3: Click the Remove selected items button at the top to execute the operation.

A confirmation prompt will appear on your screen. Click OK to delete the history otherwise click Cancel to make any changes to the selected items.
Close the History tab once everything is done.

Clearing the front page of the New Tab

You must have seen certain recently visited pages on the screen each time you open a New tab in your browser. Delete/Clear them to make a difference in the overall performance.

Step1: Move the cursor over these thumbnails (of the web pages) and click X icon which is displayed at the upper right corner, to delete them.


Step2: Just drag these thumbnails to the Remove from Chrome button to delete them permanently. (Same as you do in case of androids to uninstall any app). Just drag and Remove.

Hunt for any Malware and Spyware

Malware influences the performance of the browser as it blocks it and slows it heavily down. Some Anti-malware software are also available on the web that can be installed to find and eliminate these faulty programs from the computer. This software blocks any sort of spyware or malware and boosts up the Google Chrome. Spyware induces instability to the browser which must be taken care of to deal with the overall performance of the browser.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware application auto detects these spyware and Malware on the PC and deletes them with a single click on the Apply Actions button. Just hit the Scan button after installing this application, check the things you want and delete and hit Apply Actions (in green) to eliminate them from your computer.

Disable the Plugins

Plugins automatically get installed with the installation of the Google Chrome application and consume memory at the same time. Some of these are very important to execute certain special processes like Flash or playing Windows Media files on the Chrome but many of these are not at all important. You can disable these non-essential plugins to prevent the problem of Google Chrome running slow.

How? Keep reading.

Step1: Open the Google Chrome browser and type about:plugins in the address bar and press Enter.

Step2: You’ll see a list of all Installed plugins on your screen. Click the Disable link (on the top of each plugin) in blue, to disable that particular plugin instantly.

Note: The Flash plugin is important to display Menus, videos and other things online. So, don’t diable it to keep enjoying the benefits. Also, you can’t simply delete these plugins but you can Disable/Enable them anytime as per your requirements.

Third Party Software

You can download and install certain third-party software which works in the same line-up of boosting performance of specific applications. They not only scan unnecessary programs, but also give the facility of deleting them anytime.

So these were the things you can do to prevent the Google Chrome from turning slow. I hope this article helped you in finding what you were looking for. So, Like and Share this article with the people who are suffering from the same problem and are looking for similar solutions. Also, post down your Queries/Feedback to help us serve you better in the future articles.