Ubuntu Uninstall and Reinstall Chrome

Nov 1, 2019
Fix for high CPU-usage

Chrome on my Ubuntu keep hitting 100% CPU-usage after an update.

  • I check Chrome Task Manager, where the Browser task keep hitting 100% CPU usage.
  • The sympton persist even as I closed all the tabs.
  • I disabled all extensions
  • I sign out from Chrome
  • I try uninstall and reinstall without deleting the configuration, the system still persist

The only way to fix the 100% CPU usage into uninstall Chrome, delete the configuration files and reinstall Chrome.

Uninstall Chrome

sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable

Delete Chrome configuration files

rm ~/.config/google-chrome/ -rf

Reinstall Chrome

Visit https://www.google.com/chrome/ using another browser

  • Click Download Chrome
  • Select 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Click Accept and Install
  • I am using Lubuntu, so it promts Open with GDebi Package Installer (might differ if you are using Ubuntu) and continue to install the package.

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