Help I broke my browser.

Jochem Stoel on April 30, 2019

Hi, I am having the most derpederp moment of stupidity and need help because for some reason I can't figure it out. I installed a Chrome extensio... [Read Full]
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So assuming you're using Windows and you haven't enabled the extension in incognito mode, there might be a way to save your browser.

Using the command prompt, cd into the installation folder of Chrome. By default, I believe it's at C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application. With the CMD, plop in this command to open Chrome directly into incognito mode:

chrome --incognito

If you haven't enabled the option to load extensions in incognito mode, that password extension shouldn't be able to run upon starting up the incognito browser.

Once you've opened the incognito browser, you can access the More Tools > Extensions menu (from the expandable "three dots" menu in the upper right) and manually "Remove" the extension from there.

Alternatively, you can also follow this answer in StackOverflow to force Chrome to run without extensions.

chrome --disable-extensions
chrome --disable-extensions 

This did the trick. Thanks, you're my hero for today.


You're welcome! Always glad to help a fellow DEV. 😉


What if you uninstalled it, reinstalled it, then disconnected from the internet before starting Chrome? It'd be hard for it to reinstall an extension with no internet access.

That's the only thing I can think of really, sorry!


But when you try to go online and log in to your account, the browser will automatically sync and install the extensions again.

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