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IDM integration into Chrome does not work. What should I do?
Please note that all IDM extensions that can be found in Google Store are fake and should not be used. You need to install IDM extension manually from IDM installation folder. Read in step 4 how to do it.

1. Please update IDM to the latest version by using "IDM Help->Check for updates..." menu item

2. For Chrome you have to enable "Use advanced browser integration" option in "Options->General" IDM dialog (arrow 1 on the image). Then check that integration into Chrome is also enabled (arrow 2 on the image).

If IDM shows some error, when you try to enable advanced browser integration, please read this instruction.

3. Also integration may not work when browser is launched in Admin mode. This can happen not only if you do this intentionally but when you launch Chrome from some intermediary program like Total Commander that is launched in Admin mode or if you use some portable version with custom launcher.

4. Maybe you or some program on your computer deleted IDM extension from Chrome or you have some old version of extension. You need to install the latest version of IDM extension.

You need to press on Chrome menu (arrow 1 on the image), select "Settings" menu item (arrow 2 on the image) and then select "Extensions" tab (arrow 3 on the image). In the latest versions of Chrome you need to press on Chrome menu (arrow 1 on the second image below) select "More tools" menu item (arrow 2 on the second image below) and then select "Extensions" tab (arrow 3 on the second image below). After this open IDM installation folder ("C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager" by default, arrow 4 on the image) and drag and drop "IDMGCExt.crx" (arrow 5 on the image) file into "Extensions" page opened in your Chrome. Please note that file may be named simply IDMGCExt if your Windows Explorer does not show file extensions.

If Chrome shows warning that you "attempted to downgrade extension", please check again that you updated IDM to the latest version.

If Chrome shows above warning message near its menu bar, you need to install install IDM Integration Module extension from Chrome Web Store

5. If you already added IDM extension into Chrome you need to configure it correctly. First press "Details" option for IDM extension.

Then check that "IDM Integration Module" extension is enabled (arrow 1 on the image). If you use incognito mode in Chrome, you need to enable "Allow in incognito" checkbox (arrow 2 on the image).

Please note that some security applications may block plug-in folder in Chrome. For example such problem is confirmed with AdwCleaner. You need to add IDM in exception list in such applications.

Also maybe there is some conflict with other extension for Chrome. Please try to disable all extensions besides IDM in Chrome "Settings->Extensions" dialog and look if problem persists. Some standalone applications like pop-up blockers also may cause this. For example there is confirmation of such conflict with Ad Muncher application. If you have such applications try to exit or uninstall them.