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    Hi, I'm a basic personal user on a private computer. But my Google Chrome settings on the bottom of the settings tab says, 'Managed By Your Organization'.
    So I obviously don't have an organization to be managed by. Can't find why, but someone had mentioned spyware programs can do this.

    Is the Spybot Search and Destroy doing this? Or do I have malware or something?

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    Hello SuperTRev,

    This article may be useful: https://www.howtogeek.com/410106/why...-organization/

    Aside from the Chrome issue how is your computer running, do you have an anti-virus installed?

    Best regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello SuperTRev,

    This article may be useful: https://www.howtogeek.com/410106/why...-organization/

    Aside from the Chrome issue how is your computer running, do you have an anti-virus installed?

    Best regards,

    tashi
    Hi, thank you for the reply. Sorry for the delay, as I forgot about this. I didn't have any email notification setup here, my fault.
    I went through the article you referenced, but all of it are mabye's. Maybe one thing or another has caused this. That doesn't help me, because I have yet to find the source of this.

    Yes, I do have an anti-virus installed. I call it Spybot Search and Destroy, maybe you've heard of it. 😎

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    That's why I'm on this particular forum asking. Sorry, couldn't help the sarcasm.
    So I'm wondering if there is a way to hunt down the source of that message. It could possibly be a virus that's remotely collecting all my chrome data, which would be really bad.
    I've recently had my bank account hacked and emptied, and still don't know where they got my personal info from.
    It would also be really bad that spybot didn't catch this if it is a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTRev View Post

    Yes, I do have an anti-virus installed. I call it Spybot Search and Destroy, maybe you've heard of it. 😎

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    That's why I'm on this particular forum asking. Sorry, couldn't help the sarcasm.
    So I'm wondering if there is a way to hunt down the source of that message. It could possibly be a virus that's remotely collecting all my chrome data, which would be really bad.
    I've recently had my bank account hacked and emptied, and still don't know where they got my personal info from.
    It would also be really bad that spybot didn't catch this if it is a virus.
    Hello SuperTRev,

    The reason I asked if you had an anti-virus installed was because some members have the free version of Spybot which does not include one.

    For someone to take a look at the system please start a topic in the Malware Removal Forum and a volunteer analyst will advise.

    First see that forum's FAQ which also includes instructions in post #2 on how to provide the logs from Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and aswMBR, which are the logs used in the preliminary analysis.
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288

    Best regards,

    tashi
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello SuperTRev,

    The reason I asked if you had an anti-virus installed was because some members have the free version of Spybot which does not include one.

    For someone to take a look at the system please start a topic in the Malware Removal Forum and a volunteer analyst will advise.

    First see that forum's FAQ which also includes instructions in post #2 on how to provide the logs from Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and aswMBR, which are the logs used in the preliminary analysis.
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288

    Best regards,

    tashi
    Hi again. I've had to reinstall my windows 10, because I locked myself out by accident. So I did a full wipe, removal of all data. My new chrome browser settings STILL says 'managed by your organization'. ��
    Several windows settings are blocked off too, with that same message.
    The past few days I've taken a lot of security steps to increase my security. I highly doubt that a fresh windows copy will have malware on it. I've even created a Spybot trusted scan list.

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    Because this 'settings managed by your organization' is still present, I'm unable to remove the old computer os from my google sync account.
    Whoever had taken over my computer in the past potentially still has access to this new one, using google sync.

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    Turns out it's probably not malware. There are several different settings that can be causing my chrome browser to say "Managed By Your Organization".
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    'Windows Report' is convinced that Spybot's AntiBeacon probably causes it. I would just like to know if that's the case, so I can stop trying to hunt down the reason.

    I've been studying the help articles for this on microsoft's website.
    Some steps I've taken that haven't seemed to work so far:
    I've removed my old Google 'brand account' that I didn't need anyway. Forgot that existed. I've turned off app toast notifications in the group policies (I had to manually install group policies on windows 10 home edition).
    I forgot where, but I noticed in a windows settings that said, "Your Org:" and it displayed my old hotmail address. I've since changed that address anyway, so in the microsoft accounts settings page, it was there and I removed it.
    There are some microsoft telemetry options that some say could cause this. They say you have to enable the telemetry; having them disabled causes it, but I'm not doing that. Not a chance.

    Some say it could be microsoft edge causing it. Well, you can't uninstall it, apparently. I'm afraid to delete out its folder in the registry.
    After reinstalling windows (I locked myself out by accident), I've ran a windows debloater tool. It worked good, but didn't remove this issue.
    My previous windows os had two user accounts. Mine, and a 'default' one. No idea what that was, but now in the new os, there is only mine, and I'm the 'administrator'.

    Don't know guys, this problem still exists. I just want to know why it's there.

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    Hello SuperTRev,

    Please open a support ticket.

    Best regards.
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