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2/7/14
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LC Petitgateaux

Enable "suspicious" Extension, Chrome blocked without my permission

Have you checked our known issues page? If your issue is not there, please provide a detailed description here:
Version 33.0.1750.70 beta-m

{Note:  I was forced to use the beta-I didn't want it, need it, or request it, and being forced to use buggy test software is plain stupid and almost evil}

Chrome disabled an extension.  I want this extension to run.  I am unable to re-enable this extension ("Backspace Means Backspace").

I'd like to override Chrome's intrusion into my browsing behavior.

Is there a method to re-enable a disabled, grayed-out "suspicious" extension?

Thanks in advance,
LC
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Reynaldo Hurtado
2/7/14
Reynaldo Hurtado
Hey, had the same issue as you. Only way around it I found was installing the developer branch of chrome. 
Alisson Seth
2/7/14
Alisson Seth
Chrome nazi'ng as always, disabled 2 extensions without asking and don't let me re-enable, fuck this.
Google user
2/7/14
Google user
+1. Disabled three Kaspersky extensions which leaves my Chrome experience more vulnerable.  How can you guys enable something like this and then not provide a way to override it?  That's retarded.  Please
think things through before you put them into the browser.  I'm off to using Firefox now.
bcomnes
2/7/14
bcomnes
This just happened to me this morning.  WTF?  Am I not intelligent to re-enable user scripts I wrote myself?!
Antony Sargent
2/7/14
Antony Sargent
We made a change a little over a year ago (http://blog.chromium.org/2012/12/no-more-silent-extension-installs.html) to make sure that users had a chance to opt-in to any extension installs, but unfortunately since then we've found that malicious developers routinely work around this protection by writing your chrome preferences file out from underneath you, to make it look like you opted in. Recently we announced a new policy (http://blog.chromium.org/2013/11/protecting-windows-users-from-malicious.html) in response to the widespread and very rapidly growing problem of users with force installed extensions they don't want. This was a difficult decision to make, but we feel that the malicious developers forced our hand. We don't offer any way to override this protection, because the previous policy did exactly this and was routinely abused.

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Sarah Dee
6/11/15
Sarah Dee
Hi All,

If you are interested in running extensions outside of the store, we’ll continue to support local extension installs during development as well as installs via Enterprise policy. To provide an integrated install flow from your own website, you can make use of the existing inline installation feature.

Cheers,
Sarah
 
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