I recently updated my Chrome browser and noticed something very weird. Many fields in the Settings have been disabled. "This setting is enforced by your administrator" appears next to many fields including my saved passwords section (which I need to look up one my old passwords for a website).
Anyway, I've googled this problem on the internet many times, and I haven't been able to find a viable solution.
How do I get rid of this admin lock?
p.s. I'm connected to Chrome with my Google account.
Try to use this solution:
Run regedit, Delete the key, then restart Chrome.
On Linux, you can get rid of "Managed by your organization" Chrome policies, by removing these directories (as
/etc/opt/chrome/policies /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed /etc/opt/chrome/policies/recommended
Any one on windows 10 Pro , this is for you guys --
Paste below code-
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers" RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy" gpupdate /force
After few seconds you will see this -
User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
Now you can change your search engine to whatever you want.
Actually, I've got a bit more precise solution, which might be useful if you don't want to change/delete anything else.
regedit, and at the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome key you should have a
PasswordManagerEnabled property, which probably is set to
Simply change it to
Edit: I tried it on some other computer and it didn't want to work, so I rebooted my computer, made sure Chrome is closed, then changed it in the registry, and finally it worked. So make sure Chrome is closed when you do this.
for me the default search in chrome was locked by smartsputnik.ru. and deleting all the entries in registry and also resetting and reinstalling chrome did not helped . except the below solution.
In my case, the setting was
Chrome and everything is fine now.
(MacOS) I got this issue after getting some malware that was forcing me to use WeKnow as a search engine. To fix this on MacOs I followed these steps
Go to System Preferences, then check if there's an icon named Profiles.
Remove AdminPrefs profile
Change default search engine settings, Restart Chrome
The above partially helped (I still had WeKnow as my home page). After that I followed these steps:
Type chrome://policy/ to see the policies. You cannot change them there
Copy paste this into your terminal
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string "https://www.google.com/"
defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string "https://www.google.com/"
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName
I've also ran a scan of my system with Avast antivirus that has detected some malware