Google Chrome: enforced by your administrator Problem

Problem: the default search engine in Chrome is locked with a message:

This setting is enforced by your administrator

In most cases you will see an unknown website assigned as your default search and there will be no button to change it. Only this icon:

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Or you may find problem like this…

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Step 1. Run the command prompt as administrator:

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Step 2. Paste each of three strings into console and press Enter:

RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers" 
RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy" 
gpupdate /force

Wait until two notifications appear:

User Policy update has completed successfully.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

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Step  3. After that you can close the command promt window and try to change the default search engine in Chrome. Click “Make Default” to assign Google as your default search:

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Step 4. Delete the unwanted (or fake) search engine from the list:

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Congrats…..Now you are all set..

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