Improve Web Browsing Security In Chrome By Enabling Click To Play

Looking to secure your web browsing? Chrome has a built-in feature to disable plugins from automatically running. Here’s how to enable it.

Even though Chrome has a solid reputation for security, that doesn’t stop insecure plugins from being affected by drive-by attacks. Flash, Silverlight, Javascript, and other browser plugins have been a hacker’s superhighway past browser security for as long as they’ve been around. By not allowing plugins to automatically run free on their own, you can significantly reduce security vulnerabilities.

In Chrome all you have to do is open up the Settings menu and go to “Under the Hood > Content settings…”

settings under the hood

 Scroll down to Plug-ins and set it to “Click to play.” Chrome’s options don’t have a save button, so as soon as you make changes they will apply.

click to play

 Additionally, you can completely disable or enable specific plugins on an individual basis.


 Now whenever a website tries to use a plugin, it will require that you click it in order to run.

flash plugin requires click to run

Granted, there’s always more you can do when security is concerned however this is a nice and easy tip to put one more layer between you and the bad guy.



  1. Alfred

    May 10, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Thank you for sharing! I will add this extension in chrome and avant! They are my favorite browsers.

    • nikihit

      May 10, 2012 at 1:11 am

      (Shake hands) I use chrome and Avant too,but apart from the two,I also use friefox.
      This information is useful. Enabling click to play will make the webpage load faster.

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