Google Chrome freezing? This plugin may be the problem

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If your Google Chrome browser is lagging or freezing, it may be one of your plugins which is the issue.

Users on social media have been reporting that their browser has been freezing over the last few days and have finally identified the culprit.

It turns out the issue is being caused by the  Avira Safe Shopping Plugin, with the company admitting as much on Twitter, saying:

At present uninstalling the plugin in the only solution is to uninstall the app, which can be done as below:

How to Uninstall Avira free antivirus

1. Visit Control Panel > Programs > Programs and features

2. Uninstall Avira antivirus first, followed by Avira Safe Shopping, Avira phantom VPN, Avira Privacy Pal and last Avira (the Avira launcher or online essentials agent).

How to uninstall Avira Safe Shopping

  1. Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
  2. Select Avira Safe Shopping
  3. Click Uninstall

Have any of our readers been affected? Let us know below.


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