One Should Know How to Resolve ‘Couldn’t Load Plug-in’ Error on Chrome

Generally, a browser plug-in is a handy feature which is developed to make the users experience better. However, these elements are often referred to as add-ons or extensions, and many users choose to have a range of them installed on their browsers. Unluckily, some Google Chrome users have recently reported that while browsing they encounter ‘Couldn’t load plug-in’ error. Here are some names of browser plugins which are quite common such as search engines, ad-blockers, online virus scanners, Java, Adobe Flash Player, and many others. These extensions can be easily downloaded from the Microsoft or Google stores, or direct from third-party websites. Alternatively, one common issue that users regularly get is directly related to ‘Couldn’t load plug-in’ error is related to Adobe Flash Player or its primary element PepperFlash. Many times, one of the most common reasons behind the error is that the Google Chrome settings which stop Flash Player from running properly.

In order to resolve the error ‘Couldn’t Load Plug-in,’ you may need to follow the steps which are mentioned below. The steps are quite simple and easy only if you follow them in the correct sequence as illustrated below. Doing, in the same manner, will save you lots of time and efforts. But before continuing the process, we suggest that you should scan your device with repair software like Reimage, as it can repair various errors automatically. Here how to do it:

Steps to Resolve ‘Couldn’t Load Plug-in’ Error on Google Chrome

For troubleshooting the error ‘Couldn’t Load Plug-in’ one may have to follow some simple steps which are as follows:

Method-1: Ensure Google Chrome is Up-To-Date

Usually, Google Chrome browser should be automatically updated during the time someone restarts the browser. Although many users lean to keep the web browser running without even restarting it for a very long period of time. Thus, before running it make sure it is up to date. Here how to updated:

  1. Press the ‘Menu’ tab located at the upper-right of the Google Chrome browser.

  2. Navigate to the ‘Help’ option.

  3. After that, click on ‘About Google Chrome’ option.

  4. Finally, the settings page will launch on the screen, and you will soon be noticed that your browser is successfully up-to-date.

Method-2: Ensure that All Google Chrome’s Plug-Ins are Updated

One of the essential thing one has to remember is ensure that all the installed components which are updated on Google Chrome, mainly Adobe Flash player are up-to-date. Here how to do it:

  1. Click on the ‘Google Chrome’ to launch it on the screen.

  2. After that, type the following command in the prompted field: ‘chrome://components.’

  3. Tap on ‘Enter’ button then a list should appear on the screen.

  4. Ensure that all the extensions or plug-in are successfully up to date by pressing the ‘Check for Update’ option.

Dave Hogan is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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