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Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by SotiCoto » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:16 am

Version: Ultimate 2016 build 8
Chrome: 51.0.2704.106
Updated today, as it happens...
Running Windows 10 64-bit yada yada yada

Anyway... I've tried several times today to install Chrome extensions (specifically to stop backspace reversing the browser window)... several attempts with several different extensions... but every time I try to install any of them by any means (whether directly from the chrome store or from a downloaded file), it causes all the Chrome tabs to crash as shown in the attached screengrab (purple screen).
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In case it isn't obvious, the extensions don't successfully install...

Do I need to cough up any other details?

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by hornakapopolis » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:35 pm

Out of curiosity, did you already have any Chrome extensions already installed and, if so, are they functioning?

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by fig182 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:37 am

I am having the same issue. Everything was fine until the storage server went down and kept asking me to log in. When it first occurred i closed Avant and reopened it and was prompted to upgrade, i had previously been running Ultimate 2016 Build 7 using chrome as the default rendering engine.

I upgraded and the login issue remained. I clicked on the "Switch Account" and tried to re-login but of course it did not work. I closed Avant and waited for the storage server issue to be resolved. When it was, i logged in but noticed all my history, open tabs, and extensions were gone.

When I try to install any extension, i get a pause, the page goes to an all white page, then the purple page with the same message SotiCoto is getting.

i have tried a complete uninstall of Avant with reboot, i have tried going back to build 7 and i made sure each time i have uninstalled that any Avant folders left behind were deleted.

Any suggestions as to what to try next?

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by xiaobing » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:58 am

If not login online storage, can you install any extension under chrome engine? For example adblock plus?

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by fig182 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:02 am

i am not able to install any extension, i have tried many, including adblock plus. Additionally, i have scanned for viruses, mal-ware, file corruptions, HD issues, SFC, DISM.. all "just in case".

I am not having any other issues on the pc and I am able to install extension in google chrome.

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by mordydd91 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:25 pm

me to !!
what to do icant install any addons
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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:33 pm

It might no be worth the time, but have any of you tried re-installing, but right-clicking on the installer and running it as an administrator?

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Post by mordydd91 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:53 pm

no ... but i instel it several times
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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by fig182 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:49 pm

i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with the "run as administrator" option. i have also tried disabling my AV Software (Windows Defender) and Malware-bytes auto protection.

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by hornakapopolis » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:33 pm

Really weird, but I had installed an extension prior to each of my posts above and didn't have a problem. I just tried installing the same extension (Google Keep) and am now experiencing the same issue everyone else is.

No changes system-wise since my previous post. :s

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by mordydd91 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:38 am

what abaout it??
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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by SotiCoto » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:09 pm

I'm guessing no progress has been made with this... =(

It still won't let me install Chrome plugins...

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by fig182 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:23 pm

i am still having the issue on my primary pc.

today i accidentally upgraded Avant to 2016 Build 9 on another PC, and now when it starts, i get a pop up notification for each extension that they have crashed. i had to change the default renderer from Chrome to IE to get Avant to successfully load a webpage.

before the update, build 7, my extensions worked. the extensions in question are AddBlock Plus and Reddit Enhancement Suite.

any news or suggestions for this issue?

Both PCs with the issue are Windows 10, aniversary update, Avant 2016 Build 9

Update: (work around)
I uninstalled leaving my profile and installed build 2016 Build 5, I was then able to add my extensions. I then upgraded to Build 9, while i was not able to add more extensions, the ones already installed continued to work.

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by abuser » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:22 am

Hi All,

I too ran into same issue as described here with Avant Ultimate 2016, Build 9 (USB version)!

After a little bit of experiment found a solution for this! Which is simple, straight forward & works like a charm!

I wanted to install “Adblock” using chrome store but couldn't do & started getting purple screen!

so downloaded this extension using: http://chrome-extension-downloader.com/ (the .crx file)

Save this .crx file on local disk (HDD) in a folder.
Then extract this using 7zip.

Now go to chrome://chrome/extensions/ page
Enable developer mode.

Select load unpacked extension option
Then point to the folder in which extension is extracted (in my case it was AdBlock_v3.1.1)
That’s it you are done!! Required extension will be added to chrome!!

Note: remember you extracted the extension to folder, in this you will find this sub folder “_metadata” (without double quotes) rename this folder as metadata (underscore to be removed)

Above MUST be done before selecting to load unpacked extension option or else you will encounter this error:

Cannot load extension with file or directory name _metadata. Filenames starting with "_" are reserved for use by the system.

For more details on this error: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.or ... uDqSeaQx3Q

Cheers
ABuser!

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by abuser » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:01 am

All,

Unfortunately this works only for 1 session! Once browser is closed & relaunched these add-ons added are gone!

@Avant team: Please do the needful to add required add-ons at the earliest. Thanks

-ABuser

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by SotiCoto » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:09 pm

Build 10 seems to have fixed it. Yay.

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by abuser » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:52 am

it isn't working for me with build 10!
thanks to user fig182 for the workaround after following it i could install required addons

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by fig182 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:24 am

The work around is not working as well any more. On a new PC I tried build 10, it will not let me add extensions so i uninstalled and installed Build 5. I was again able to install my extensions (that I could find) the issue i have is some extensions are not compatible with build 5 due to the version of the chrome engine.

I think this issue needs some attention.

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by abuser » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:50 am

work around method is working for me every time without any issues! BTW i am using USB version of Avant Ultimate.

noticed another issue: in build 2016 Build 5 keyboard shortcuts for chrome extensions do work but the moment chrome is updated to latest keyboard shortcuts dont respond/work!!

@Team Avant: when these issues can be expected to be fixed? so far no one from team has commented!!

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Re: Installing Chrome Extensions now crashes all Chrome engine windows...

Post by xiaobing » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:38 am

This problem has been recorded. The developer will look into it.

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