Ubuntu 16.04 uninstall google chrome completely

In this tutorial we will see how to uninstall google chrome completely and uninstall it without removing the config files, related packages and so on.

The topics which are covered inside are:

Uninstall Google chrome completely

In order to uninstall google chrome from ubuntu server or ubuntu you need two commands:

sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
sudo apt-get autoremove

This will gurantee removing of config files, unused packages, removing any trace of google chrome and ensure no impact on future reinstallations.

You can see these videos on this topic examples here:

Uninstall Google chrome keeping config files

If you want to keep your settings and config files instead of complete uninstall you can do:

sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable

This will save your personalization on chrome.

Then you can install it by:

Ubuntu 16.04 install google chrome and use it in headless mode

Manual uninstall of google chrome

If you are newbie in Linux or you don't like the idea of using linux terminal then you have option of manual uninstall for Linux mint and Ubuntu. Tested on Linux Mint 19 and Ubuntu 18.04:

  • Menu
  • Software Manager
  • Search for chrome
  • Find Google-chrome-stable
  • Open it in Software manager
  • Press remove

With this Google chrome will be uninstall from your system.

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