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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

Google Chrome is a proprietary web browser developed by Google, based on the open source Chromium project. Chrome's main selling point is its blazing fast speed, in terms of page rendering as well as its JavaScript engine, but in recent years other browsers have caught up to and/or exceeded its speed. Also, another selling point is the ability to sync your google account on all your tech with Chrome, which lead to distrust as some. Chrome is usually semi-jokingly referred to as a botnet, because it sends an unusually high amount of data back to Google. In the spring of 2014, it was also revealed that some developers of Chrome extensions were selling their creations to malware peddlers, leading to further distrust of the browser in general.

Disabling (some of) the Botnets

Under advanced settings.

Disabling more of them

1. By default, Chrome sends RLZ identifier with every search query. You should create a new, clean search engine.

2. Go to Content Settings and and tick the "Block third-party cookies". Also, you should cookies right after installing Chrome because there are some Google cookies right out of the box. Even in your precious Linux.

3. If you use Microsoft Windows, you also should check your Services and autoruns, because Google takes roots in your system.

Disabling ALL of the Botnets

Uninstall and install Firefox instead.


Insalling Extensions Without Signing In

For anyone too retarded to figure this out on their own, you can download any extension from the Chrome Webstore without logging in. I'll demonstrate with the Google Drive extension:

The URL for this extension is as follows: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-drive/apdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf

Take the id, 'apdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf,' and insert it where [IDGOESHERE] is in the below URL


So now you have https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx?response=redirect&x=id%3Dapdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf%26uc

Good, now open that in a new tab.

But oh fuck it won't work because you aren't installing from the Chrome Webstore website.

To get around this, you need to extract the contents of the extension file (.crx). You may need to change it from .crx to .zip if your operating system/archive manager is too retarded deprecated to figure it out itself. After doing that, enable developer mode in the extensions page and load the folder as an unpacked extensions. Congratufuckinglations, you don't need to sign in to install extensions now.

The major downfall to this is that extensions installed this way will not be automatically updated; you'll have to keep up with their releases if it matters to you.

Feel free to reorganize/rephrase this, so long as it remains clear how the process works. --Watashi (talk) 01:19, 11 February 2014 (EST)

Essential Extensions

Note that a user script manager is probably obsolete since you can install user scripts as extensions by dragging them to the extensions page. Something like Tampermonkey may be more advanced, however.


Chromium is the free/open source web browser project from which Google draws source code to build their Google Chrome browser. It is the same browser with minor differences, such as no built-in Flash player or PDF reader that Google bundles with their Google Chrome browser.

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