Cleaning Policies From Chrome

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  1. Open the Terminal app (Go > Utilities > Terminal or press Command+Space and search Terminal)
  2. Enter the commands below, hit Enter after each
    defaults write HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
    defaults write NewTabPageLocation -string “”
    defaults write HomepageLocation -string “”
    defaults delete DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
    defaults delete DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
    defaults delete DefaultSearchProviderName
  3. Restart Chrome

After cleaning the policies from Chrome, go back to chrome://policy and look for any more malicious looking entries. Use the above syntax as a guide to remove them.

As a last resort use the following command. They will remove all Chrome settings:

defaults delete