How to Disable Google Chrome Extension and Plugin


It takes a few steps to disable google chrome Google Chrome Extension and plugins. Some example of plugins includes Adobe Flash Player, Java, QuickTime Player, Microsoft Silver-light. While Google extensions examples include colorzilla, Grammarly and more.

How to Disable Google Chrome Extension and Plugin

The popularity of Google has attracted developers of malicious programs aimed to cause harm.

Difference between Google Chrome Plugins and Google Chrome Extension

Google chrome plug-in (or plugin) are software components brings on specific abilities to the Chrome browser. If supported, plug-ins can customize the overall functionality of an application While Google Chrome Extension is a software file that contains programs that extend the capabilities of a more basic program.

How to Delete or Disable Chrome Extension

There are two ways to get to get rid of undesirable Chrome extensions.

  • Go to chrome://extensions or use the menu button ( that is the three vertical dots) at the top right corner of Chrome to access.
  • More tools and next to Extensions option.
  • Locate the extension you want to manage.
  • Then uncheck the enabled box to disable the Chrome extension or click the trash button to remove it.
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The icon for disabled extensions installed but disabled are in black and white, and can be re-enabled in the future at any time.  If you opt to remove a Google Chrome extension, click the confirmation box, after which the extension is uninstalled and removed.


If you’re deleting a suspected extension, make sure check the Report abuse box before confirming the deletion. Re-enabling extensions very easy just back to the Extensions screen then check the box for Enable.

How to Disable a Google Chrome Plug-In

  • Navigate to chrome://settings/content URL or Chrome menu.
  • Then proceed to Settings.
  • Go to  advanced settings
  • Proceed to Content Settings.
  • Scroll down and find the plug-in you want to control then click on it.
  • Click the slider to toggle the plug-in on or off.
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