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How do I uninstall Webroot Filtering Extension
The Webroot Filtering Extension is slowing my computer way down. To the point where things time out before loading. How do I disable, uninstall the filtering extension?
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Nope, it won't allow downgrading nomatter if one deleted the newer version or not but will allow the installing of latest version.
Give it a try and see whether that works for you...the manual 'tweak' works for whaever version of the extensions you want to use it for.
If you have the extensions installed then there is no need to install them again unless the version installed is anterior to the version you have in the Webroot folder, in which case you can delete the extension that is installed in Chrome, and then drag and drop the newer version into the Extension Manager, after which you should then enable the extensions concerned.
OK, if you want to try the workaround to get the Webroot extensions (this works for Password & Filtering ones) you can try this;
Navigate to C:ProgramDataWRDataPKG...note that this is a hidden folder and so you will either need to adjust the settings using the Control Panel's Folder Options to view such folders, or you can use the programdataWRData commend in the Search field under the Start Menu and then select the PKG folder from the list provided.
Then, open the Chrome Extensions page in the browser, and at the top of the page check Developer Mode to be 'On'.
After that for the Web Filtering extension you open the 'Chrome' sub folder, and from within that you drag the following file to the Extensions page:
Note that there may be a number of Chrome_ files in the folder so always drag 'n drop the one with the highest version no.
After the drag 'n drop await the message that one is trying to install a new extension to which you should answer 'Install'.
Once the extension has been installed uncheck the Developer Mode and enjoy...you should now have the extension working under Chrome.
I have done this for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & recently for Windows 10...and it works...at least for me. ;)
Not the official way of getting it installed but I hope that helps?
In W7, Web Filtering Extension, add extensions, searched for Webroot and no filtering extension shows. How do/would one add the extension in say, W7 Chrome just as a test? Maybe there isn't a W7 compatiable extension yet?
No worries...no, not turn it off but add in the extension into the Chrome Extension Manager. That is what I meant.
When you go into Chrome are you seeing the extensions in the Extensions Manager, or not? If not then they are not installed, but I suspect that what you are referring to is the web filtering driver which is recently introduced.
I think that you either follow David's suggestion, bearing in mind it is the weekend or if you are desparate to get the extension installed in Chrome then we can try the work around that has been posted previously in relation to that.
Webroot is working on it to make it work better so that we don't have to remember to get rid of the junk in order for things to work, but it is a good idea to do it anyway.
i agree David it's odd that cleaner would help the Webfilter but it's great to know. I used it last night after reading this post. Not much of a change for me..but yet I'm not having much of an issue ..LOL
Thank you really very much for letting us know! Whatever the reason it worked doesn't really matter, it gives us a better method to use here before we need to send users on to Support.
Kudo's and glad it is working better!
Keep an eye on the Community as we know there is an issue with the Extension slowing down Chrome. Webroot is working on it, so you may want to re-enable the Extension once things are working better. You are better protected with it on.