Seeing “Managed by your organization” or “Your browser is managed by your organization” message? Follow the below steps to remove and fix it.
Recently, out of the blue, I started seeing the “Managed by your organization” message at the bottom of the menu tray within the Google Chrome browser. Not only that but the same message is also visible in several parts of the Settings page. Here’s an image of what it appears like in the Chrome browser.
When you click on the message in the menu tray, you will be taken to the Settings Management page which shows “Your browser is managed” and “Your administrator can change your browser setup remotely. Activity on this device may also be managed outside of Chrome.” The problem is, this page doesn’t provide any more information about which organization is managing the Chrome browser and what part of it is being organized.
What Does Managed by Your Organization Mean?
Just like Windows, Chrome has several built-in policies to better manage and configure it. Generally, most users won’t have to deal with any policies whatsoever. However, in environments like schools, colleges, businesses, etc., the system administrators can configure the Chrome policies as required. When an organization or system administrator enforces a policy, you will see the “Managed by your organization” message.
You can see what Chrome policies are being enforced by going to the “chrome://policy/” page. As you can see from the below image, in my case, the PasswordManager policy is being enforced. In your case, you might see a different policy.
Why Am I Seeing This?
If your system or Chrome browser is part of an organization, business, school, etc., then it is highly probable that some or all of your Chrome browser policies are being managed by a system administrator.
If you are just a regular user and still seeing this message, don’t panic. It is most probably an application you installed on your system. For example, in my case, I installed LastPass desktop application along with Chrome and Firefox binaries. Due to this, LastPass automatically disabled the built-in Chrome password manager by enforcing the PasswordManagerEnabled policy.
Once I uninstalled the LastPass application, the policy is no longer being enforced and the “Managed by your organization” message disappeared.
Simply put, if you are just a regular user then it is some application you installed recently is enforcing one or more policies and causing the message to appear. Unfortunately, there is no simple way to find which application is modifying the Chrome policies. So, remember the recently installed applications, go through them one by one and find out what application is causing the message to appear.
Remove Managed by Your Organization Message
To remove the message, you either have to remove/uninstall the application that is enforcing the policy or modify it so that it no longer enforcing the policies. Once no policies are being enforced, the message will no longer be visible.
Other than that, there is nothing much you can do. Even if you uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome, the message won’t disappear. If you are unsure of your system safety, do a full system scan to find and remove any malware or virus infections. Use both built-in Windows Defender and third-party free antivirus software like AVG, Avast, Malwarebytes, etc.
That is all.
Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.