Protect Your Sensitive Data by Clearing Your Chrome Sync Data

Protect Your Sensitive Data by Clearing Your Chromes Sync Data

Chrome has a convenient sync feature that lets you access your history, passwords, bookmarks, open tabs and more across devices. While it is indeed useful, it can also be dangerous – especially if your account is compromised. Since this sensitive data is connected to your Google account, a hacker can easily gain access to all of it just by hacking your account.

If you’re worried about this happening, your best bet is to clear out your Chrome sync data altogether and stop using the feature. Here’s how to do that.

Follow these steps to clear your sync data in Chrome.

1. Go to Google Dashboard (you may need to verify your password even if you are already signed in).

2. Click on the “Manager Chrome Sync” link, which is underneath the “Chrome Sync” section.

3. On the next page, click on the “Stop and Clear” button at the bottom of your data.

You’ll see a warning notification letting you know that you can’t get your data back once cleared, and it may take several hours for it to complete. Just click on “OK” and you’re done.

via Tech-Recipes

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Charnita has been a Freelance Writer & Professional Blogger since 2008. As an early adopter she loves trying out new apps and services. As a Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS user, she has a great love for bleeding edge technology. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


  1. I usually use an incognito page to do any bank or private business. Would’nt this suffice without deleting everything?

    1. Yes, that works just as well since nothing is recorded and cookies are deleted when closed.

      This is just an option for those who are extremely concerned with their privacy and want to take extra precautions. I personally love the Chrome Sync feature!

  2. Or make sure you use a strong password, encrypt your device (if needed) and use two-factor authentication.

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