This Page Has Been Blocked by Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers known for its speed, security, and user-friendly interface. The browser is regularly updated with the latest bug fixes, security improvements and new features. However, occasionally you may encounter situations where Chrome block access webpages “ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT”. A number of users report after updating the Chrome browser, they are unable to access webpages and receive error message “This webpage was blocked by an extension (ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” There are several reason cause “This Page Has Been Blocked by Chrome Extension” Here this article explorer common reason behind this problem and explain several ways to unblock websites on Chrome.

This webpage has been blocked by Chrome

This error usually indicates that the browser has been blocked from loading resources such as an image or script by extension or security software installed on your computer. A Chrome extension that is incompatible with the web browser, a Corrupted browser cache, an Outdated version of the Chrome browser, or a VPN or Proxy blocking access webpage are common reasons why you are getting this page has been blocked by chrome err_blocked_by_client on Windows 11.

Update the Chrome browser with the latest version, Clear Browser Cache and Cookies, or Disable Extensions and Add-ons help fix such problems on your computer. Also, you can reset the Hosts file or use VPN to access blocked sites in Chrome.

Well, a Stable internet connection is required to access webpages on Chrome browser, and Before apply the solutions listed below the first thing you need to check and ensure the internet connection speed.

Update Google Chrome

An outdated version of Google Chrome may be incompatible with the extensions as well as the web pages result this page has been blocked by Chrome Extension error. Let’s first update Google Chrome with the latest version that brings the latest bug fixes, security improvements and more.

Outdated versions of Chrome may have bugs and security vulnerabilities that can cause webpages to be blocked.

  • Open the Chrome browser on your computer,
  • Click on the three-dot menu icon, go to “Settings,” and click on “About Chrome.”
  • Also, you can type chrome://settings/help on the address bar and press enter key
  • Chrome will automatically check for updates and install them if available.

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Once the update is complete, relaunch Chrome and check if the blocked webpage issue is resolved.

In addition, Remove Surplus Bookmarks help a few users fix “ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT” on Windows 11. Type chrome://bookmarks/ on the Google Chrome address bar and press Enter to open the bookmark library and remove surplus ones.

Disable Extensions and Add-ons

Chrome Extensions and add-ons can enhance your browsing experience, but they can also cause conflicts and block web pages. If you are getting an error, “This Page Has Been Blocked by Chrome Extension” Temporarily disable your browser extensions to see if any of them are causing the problem. Here’s how:

  • Click on the three-dot menu icon and go to “setting” and then “Extensions.”
  • Or on the chrome address bar type chrome://extensions/ press enter key to display all installed extensions list.
  • Disable all extensions by toggling the switch next to each extension, also there is remove button to delete the extension.
  • Restart Chrome and try accessing the blocked webpage.

Remove Chrome extensions

If it works, enable the extensions one by one to identify the problematic one.

Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

Sometimes, a blocked webpage issue can be resolved by clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. These files can sometimes become corrupted or outdated, leading to conflicts that result in blocked pages.

To clear the cache and cookies in Chrome, follow these steps:

  • Click on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of Chrome.
  • Go to “Settings” and scroll down to “Privacy and Security.”
  • Click on “Clear browsing data”,
  • Select “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files.”
  • Choose the time range (e.g., “All time”) and click “Clear data.”

clear Chrome cache

Disable Proxy or VPN Settings

Sometime Proxy servers and VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) might interfere with Chrome’s ability to access certain webpages. If the above solutions didn’t help, you should try to Disable any proxy or VPN settings that you might have enabled and try accessing the blocked webpage again.

  • Press Windows key + R, type inetcpl.cpl, and click ok
  • This will open the Internet Properties” window, Move to the “Connections” tab,
  • Click on “LAN settings, Ensure that the “Use a proxy server for your LAN” option is unchecked.
  • Click “OK” to save the changes and close the window.

Disable Proxy server

In addition, Antivirus software can sometimes block certain resources from loading on websites, which can trigger  ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT error messages. Let’s temporarily disable the antivirus software installed on your computer and check if this helps.

Adjust Security Settings

There might be Chrome’s security settings blocking certain web pages for your safety. To adjust these settings, follow these steps:

  • Click on the three-dot menu icon, go to “Settings,”
  • Under the “Privacy and Security” section, click on “Site Settings.”
  • Review the permissions and restrictions under “Permissions” and “Content” sections.
  • If necessary, modify the settings to allow access to the blocked webpage.
  • Restart Chrome and check if you can now access the previously blocked webpage.

Reset your Hosts file

If you are experiencing this error with a specific webpage and the above solutions didn’t fix the problem, you should Reset your Hosts file to unblock websites. The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to hostnames. It’s located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

  • First Open Notepad as administrator
  • Click on file -> open and navigate C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  • Change All files then select the Hosts file and click open

Open Hosts file

  • Here If you see the website which you want to access with the numerals, your Hosts file may have been modified, and that’s why you can’t access the site.
  • Select the entire line that contains the URL and delete it, Save the changes and close the Notepad.
  • Restart Google Chrome to see whether it takes effect.

It may be possible that certain website is under Geo restriction or blocked in your country. In such case you can use the Best VPN service to Bypass Geo restriction, VPN hides your IP address, so your ISP can’t block the site for you.

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Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.