While accessing a webpage in Google Chrome you may encounter “error blocked by the client” issue. The full error reads “This webpage was blocked by an extension”.
As the error message indicates, it is mostly caused due to an extension that is incompatible with the web browser. Other reasons can be outdated Chrome version and too many bookmarks in the Bookmark Manager.
If you are also troubled by this issue, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to fix this webpage that was blocked by an extension chrome error in Windows.
How can I fix This webpage was blocked by an extension error in Chrome?
1. Update Google Chrome
- An outdated version of Google Chrome may be incompatible with the extensions as well as the web pages. Try updating the Google Chrome and check for any improvements.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the Menu (three horizontal bars) icon.
- Go to Help and select About Google Chrome.
- Check if you are running the latest version of Chrome. If not, click on the Update now button and wait for the installation to complete.
- Relaunch the browser and that should fix the webpage blocked by extension error.
2. Open webpage in Incognito Mode
- Google Chrome extensions don’t work in Incognito Mode. By opening the webpage in Incognito Mode, you can check if the issue is due to an extension.
- Open Chrome and press Ctrl + Shift + N to open the Incognito Mode.
- Open the webpage that was giving the error. If the error does not occur in Incognito Mode, it is possible that the issue is with one of the Google Chrome extensions.
3. Disable and delete the problematic extension
- Once you have confirmed the issue is with one of the Google Chrome extensions, you need to disable it.
- Open Google Chrome and click on Menu
- Go to More Tools > Extensions.
- Here you need to disable the most recently installed extension first. Disable the extension and restart Chrome. Check if the error occurs again.
- If the issue persists and if you don’t have any recently installed extension, start disabling all the extensions one by one.
- Start with VPN, security, online service or account-based extension.
- Restart the browser and check for improvements after disabling each extension.
4. Remove unnecessary Bookmarks
- Bookmarking webpages is common with most of the internet users. What’s more common is not cleaning the bookmarks. If you have more than 1000 bookmarks in the Bookmark Manager, try to clean some of them to fix this error.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the Menu
- Select Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
- Browser through the bookmarks and start deleting unnecessary bookmarks.
- Restart Chrome and check for any improvements.
5. Use UR Browser
- If the issue persists, use an alternate browser. UR Browser is a popular browser with some of the best privacy features.
- It also comes with a built-in option, so you don’t have to use install a third-party VPN client.
- Download and install UR Browser to fix this webpage was blocked by an extension Chrome error.
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