How to Disable Extensions in Google Chrome Easily

Chrome comes with the option to let you add extensions, also called addons which increases the functionality and features of your browser. But if you have so many extensions installed then it can get clogged up in the background making your browsing speed slower and causing other problems. 

So, it is always better to just disable the extensions that sit idle. So, in this article, I will be explaining to you how you can disable extensions easily and also give you some tips to better manage your extensions and keep your Chrome at optimum speed. So, let’s get started. 

Process to Disable Extension In Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the menu option on the top right (three vertical dots)
  3. Now go to ‘more tools’
  4. Select ‘extensions’
  5. Now you will be toggle buttons for every extension you have installed
  6. Turn off the toggle button to disable the extension (it will turn grey)

And that’s it. The extensions will be disabled and won’t be in process until you turn them on again. 

Additional tip: It is always a good idea to remove extensions you don’t need anymore. It will make sure the browser can run at optimum speed and doesn’t eat unnecessary memory on your PC. 


Can Chrome extensions give you viruses?

Yes, it’s possible to get viruses from Chrome extensions. My tip will be to always check the reviews and ratings before you install any extension and make sure it’s trusted.

Why is it suggested to have limited chrome extensions?

Chrome extensions are basically add ons to your Chrome browser. The more extensions you have installed the more memory and CPU they will eat up, making your browser slower for browsing. So, it’s always a good idea to have limited extensions and delete the ones you don’t need anymore. 

Do Chrome Extensions Affect the Performance of My Computer?

Yes. They can affect the performance of your computer. Some extensions require more CPU than others can slow your computer if you have a low-configuration PC. They can also affect the browsing speed at sometimes make your browser laggy.

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Satish Shah

Satish Shah

Satish is a programmer and technology enthusiast. He writes comprehensive guides on a variety of technology topics.

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