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
  3. defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageIsNewTabPage -bool false
  4. defaults write com.google.Chrome NewTabPageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
  5. defaults write com.google.Chrome HomepageLocation -string “https://www.google.com/”
  6. defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderSearchURL
  7. defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderNewTabURL
  8. defaults delete com.google.Chrome DefaultSearchProviderName
  9. Restart Chrome

After cleaning the policies from Chrome, go back to chrome://policies 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 com.google.Chrome