Simply browse to each of the sites on your new tab page, then close any tabs and open a new one.You should now see up to date images of your sites.In this part we will cover the innermost functionality of the Olympic Destroyer.
The analyzed orchestrator has a Sha256 of edb1ff2521fb4bf748111f92786d260d40407a2e8463dcd24bb09f908ee13eb9 and is 0x1C6800 (~1.7MB) in size.
The second type of the binary has, to the best of my knowledge, not yet been explicitly named, but it was implicitly analyzed by Kaspersky in their also very comprehensive blog post.
One example has the Sha256 sum of e8349cfcc422310c259688b0226cb14f5196a6daad77b622405282aeac89ab06.
Chrome not storing history is the problem, the most visited websites are based on how often they come up in your history.
If you are intentionally blocking chrome from storing your history then try turning your history on and visiting the sites you want on the new tab page then turning it off again(I do not know how to turn it on or off on command).