Remove ChromeTools adware

ChromeTools is adware. ChromeTools adware displays ads as “Ads by ChromeTools” in your web browser.

ChromeTools is usually recommended on the internet as a helpful new tab or homepage. However, in reality, ChromeTools is a browser hijacker that collects all kinds of browsing data from your browser settings.

The web browsing data collected by the ChromeTools adware is used for advertising purposes. The browsing data is sold to advertising networks. Because ChromeTools gathers browsing data from your browser, ChromeTools is also classified as (PUP) Potentially Unwanted Program.

ChromeTools browser extension will install itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser. No major browser developer yet notices this browser hijacker as dangerous.

If your home page or new tab has changed to and the ChromeTools browser extension has been installed, remove the ChromeTools extension as soon as possible using this ChromeTools removal instruction.

Remove ChromeTools

Chrome tools adware

google chrome logoUninstall ChromeTools extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “ChromeTools” browser extension and click Remove.

mozilla firefox logoUninstall ChromeTools extension from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
  3. Find the “ChromeTools” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the ChromeTools extension.
    Select Remove from the menu to remove ChromeTools from the Firefox browser.

internet explorer logoUninstall ChromeTools add-on from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
  3. Open Manage Addons from the menu.
  4. Remove ChromeTools from Extensions and Toolbars.
  5. On the left open Search Providers settings.
  6. Find ChromeTools Search and Remove ChromeTools Search.

Do you still have ChromeTools in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
  4. Select ChromeTools and click Uninstall.
  5. Follow ChromeTools uninstall instructions.

malwarebytes logoRemove ChromeTools adware with Malwarebytes

I recommend removing ChromeTools adware with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.

ChromeTools adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove ChromeTools with Malwarebytes.

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Remove ChromeTools

  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the ChromeTools detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.


  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed ChromeTools malware from your device.