Admin policy is added by Google chrome to uninstall Blacklisted extensions

Google is adding a new admin policy to Chrome that will automatically uninstall browser extensions that are blacklisted by administrators.

Currently, administrators can enable a policy called “Configure extension installation blacklist” to create a blacklist of Chrome extensions. These blacklisted extensions are added as individual extension ids, and once added, will prevent managed users from installing the associated extensions.

Steps to do this-

1.) Windows administrators can download chrome’s policy templates and add them to the Group Policy Editor.
2.) Once added, they will be able to configure various group policies such as the blacklist below.
3.) When enabled this policy prevents users from installing blacklisted extensions and will disable them if already installed in Chrome.
4.) Once disabled, users will be unable to enable them again. The above policy, though, does not actually delete the extension from the computer. Due to this, administrators have been requesting a new group policy that will cause Chrome to remove any extension that is listed under the “Configure extension installation blacklist” policy.

Google agrees and has started working on a new Chrome policy called “Uninstall blacklisted extensions” that will uninstall any extensions whose IDs have been blacklisted. In addition to removing the extensions, it will remove any associated local user data as well.

As this new policy has just started being developed, it is currently targeted for Chrome 75, which is heading to beta in May and expected to be released to the Stable channel in June.