Add-ons and relatively small programs that expand the functionality of the browser are called extensions and plug-ins. These helpers definitely improve the user experience and make Google’s browser quite popular amongst internet users. While the vast majority of them are useful and cost nothing, you may need to disable them in order to fix vulnerabilities or performance issues.
Deleting or turning off Chrome extensions
There are two ways to access the tab in which you can manage all add-ons. For the first option, tap the menu and find the option “Extensions” in the submenu called “More Tools”. For the second option, put “chrome://extensions” in the address bar.
1. Near the block corresponding to the extension you want to manage, you will see a slider that toggles the status of the add-on. There is also a button called “Remove” that does exactly what you think it does — removes the app. After clicking it, you will see a pop-up block where you will need to confirm your choice to completely remove this little piece of software from your PC.
2. If the app appeared in the list of installed apps out of nowhere, consider reporting it to the devs using the “Report Abuse” button before saying “yes” to removing the app. In this case, the devs will receive a report and start working on removing it from the store if there are suspicions that the add-on has a malicious nature.
Deleting or turning off Plug-ins
Plug-ins usually alter the performance of the browser and help it access various types of content. One of the most famous examples is Adobe Flash plug-in for browsers. If you need to disable one of them, you will need to do the following:
1.Input “Chrome://settings/content” in the address bar or expand the menu and search for Content settings under the submenu called “Advanced”
2.In the list of plug-ins, start searching for the plug-in you want to be removed or disabled. Use a special toggle to do it.
The managing is not limited by only removing or disabling stuff. You can also assign exceptions like websites that will be accessed using selected plug-ins by default. Another good idea for some plug-ins is to make them wait for permission before turning on.
If you toggle the slider near the option called “Ask when a site wants…”, you will make the browser prevent websites using plug-ins without manual permission.