How to troubleshoot and get rid of “Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” message?

“Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT): Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension.”

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Upon loading a webpage, some will suddenly receive the above error message and fail to visit the page correctly. Just as what we can learn from the error, the error 20 usually happens when there is something wrong with the extensions installed on the PC. But how can you fix such extension error and then get rid of “Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” message effectively?

First of all, you should know that extensions are those extra features and functionality that you can easily add to your Google Chrome. This way, you are able to easily customize Google Chrome with features you like and at the same time allow you to keep your browser free from some unneeded things. Helpful however it is, it at the same time bring in some errors such as the error 20 or error 101 and stop you from visiting some pages correctly.

To get rid of the Google Chrome error 20, reload the page a little later to see whether you are able to view the page without errors. If not, first check what extension you have added to your browser recently and then disable or uninstall it from your PC. If you have never installed any extension, but keep on getting the “Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension” error message, disable your extensions one by one while reloading the page to indentify the one that causing the error, and then disable or uninstall it. To uninstall an extension, follow these tips:

* Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
* Click Tools and then select Extensions.
* Click the trash can icon by the extension you’d like to completely uninstall.
* Click Remove to confirm that you want to uninstall the extension from your PC.

Sometimes, some malware infection can bring in the appearance of “Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” message by hijacking your web browser as well as navigating your search result to an unknown page. Besides, viruses are able to tack your online activities to collect and steal your online & offline information such as credit card information, chatroom password and so on. This way, you are not only at the risk of being redirected to some undesired pages with malicious codes, but also come to the chance to lose some of your personal information. To ensure a safe web surfing as well as protect your personal information, it is highly advised that you can run your antivirus antispyware program regularly to check and remove all PC threats from your PC. If possible, let it running in the background all the time to realtime secure your PC and personal info.

After the two above steps, you’d better check and repair registry errors so as to get rid of the “Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” message. We all know that a registry contained in all Windows-based operating systems is a massive database to store all of your hardware and software configurations. Every program that you have installed on the PC will automatically add some corresponding entries to the registry so as to tell the system when & how to perform it properly. However, if you do not maintain the registry file properly, then some errors could occur as you uninstall a PC incompletely, or when the computer gets infected. If the Google Chrome extensions have been attacked and some of its entries were mis-removed from the registry, you will soon get an error message indicating “Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension”. It is quite important to keep your registry database clean and compact all the time so as to enjoy an error-free computer.

See? Some simple errors on the computer can bring in the happening of “Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” message. But you are able to easily troubleshoot and solve it with the above simple steps.

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Posted by Daisy in Blog Common Browser Problems on November 16th, 2012 | 3 Comments

3 Responses to How to troubleshoot and get rid of “Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT)” message?

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    Harland Rosie -  November 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Error 20 (net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT): Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension… I received this error while using the PC in browsing some pages; but so happy that it was fixed instantly.


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    Young Laura -  November 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    So great solutions here to deal with computer problems.


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    Ismail Göcüm -  January 12, 2014 at 7:03 am

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