Why is Google Chrome so slow

Google Chrome is slow? This is how you make it faster again

Has your Google Chrome browser been a little sluggish lately?

While Chrome is widely known as the browser of choice, it has a habit of consuming a lot of system RAM. Additionally, there are times when it feels slower than it used to be.

Fortunately, these problems are easy to fix.

Here are some speed hacks that will make Chrome faster.

Clear your browsing history

Chrome stores cached copies of websites you visit so that the page loads faster when you visit again. It also stores a database of your browsing history and cookies for the same purpose. As you visit more and more websites, this data builds up in Chrome and can slow down your browser.

Fortunately, the solution is simple:

Clear your cache: Easily access your browsing history by typing Chrome: // History in your address bar. Select Clear Browsing Data on the left. Select which data should be deleted by clicking the check boxes of each item that you want to delete, e.g. cached images or cookies.

You can also select the time range that will be affected by the deletion. You can clear your history for the last hour, the last 24 hours, the last seven days and the start of the time. When you have selected the files you want to delete and the appropriate time range, click Delete Data.

Deactivate extensions

Extensions are downloadable programs from the Chrome webshop that you can add to your browser to give it more functionality and a personal touch. For example, you can add an extension that blocks ads, one that shortens URLs, or one that shows your most important tasks of the day. While these extensions are useful, they can slow down Chrome if too many are installed at once.

Most of the extensions appear in Chrome's address bar, and you can quickly uninstall them by right-clicking their icons and choosing Remove from Chrome.

You can also manage all extensionsby typing Chrome: // extensions in your browser and pressing Enter. From there, you'll find a list of all the extensions you have (even ones you don't remember installing). Just scroll through the list and click Remove to delete the extensions you don't need.

Remove ads and malware

Sometimes Chrome slows down due to malware or adware extensions. Additional toolbars, recurring pop-up advertisements, and web pages that redirect to other addresses are clear indications of this. Google once had a downloadable application developed for Chrome that scanned and removed unwanted programs, called the Clean Up Tool. In 2018, Google discontinued this app and made malware scanning even easier:

Just enter chrome: // settings / cleanup in your browser and hit search, to detect and remove malicious software on your computer.

A powerful web browser is beneficial to your business in a number of ways, including: by increasing the productivity of your employees and accelerating communication.

If your web browser is performing poorly or a page is taking forever to load, don't hesitate to contact us so we can identify and fix the problem immediately.

Founder and owner of the company hagel IT-Services GmbH. Passionate about technology, of course, and always looking for improvements.

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