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What Is Plugins Button?

A browser extension called Plugins Button 0.9 (ID: bfkmdpfljdpopbemfaelnflapafbflgn) promises you quick access to Extensions page on your browser. While that may be a useful feature for some, this extension also generates ads on your browser and may alter your homepage or search engine. Plugins Button resists your attempts on removing it and states that it is “installed by enterprise policy”. That happens because the extension writes itself into Group Policy files. Group Policy is intended for corporate-managed computers and allows admins to set up the operating system a certain way, force-install some programs or, in this case, a browser extension. This removal guide will help you reset Group Policy to default and uninstall Plugins Button from your browser.

How to Remove Plugins Button

Before uninstalling Plugins Button you need to delete Group Policy files that mark it as “Installed by enterprise policy”.
Note: Do this only on your own home computer. If your computer at work is infected, contact IT personnel instead.

For Windows users:

  1. Open %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicy folder (just copy that path and paste into the address bar of Windows Explorer; otherwise you will have to show hidden items to find this folder). Delete the contents of the folder.
  2. Next open %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers and delete the contents.
  3. Restart the computer.

For Mac users:

/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Profile 1/Extensions and delete the folder named bfkmdpfljdpopbemfaelnflapafbflgn.
Then go to

/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Profile 1/Sync Extension Settings and delete the folder named bfkmdpfljdpopbemfaelnflapafbflgn.

The easiest method to get rid of Plugins Button and other unwanted software is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and Plugins Button in particular. Norton is a powerful antivirus that protects you against malware, spyware, ransomware and other types of Internet threats. Norton is available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices.

Other software that may be able to get rid of Plugins Button:

Malwarebytes (Windows, macOS & Android)

You can also try to remove Plugins Button by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Plugins Button From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall any suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Plugins Button appeared on your computer. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings =>Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Click on the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Click on the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Remove Plugins Button From Browsers:

Remove Plugins Button 0.9 and any other suspicious extensions from browsers. If the problem persists, reset browser settings.

Remove Plugins Button extension from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on three dots menu button (three bars in older versions of Chrome).
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. To remove an extension, click on a trashcan to the right of it.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.
Reset Google Chrome Settings:

Note: This will disable your extensions and themes, clear cookies and site data, as well as change content settings, start page, new tab page and search engine to default.

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Copy and paste into the address bar: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box click Reset.

Remove Plugins Button extension from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.
    Note: If the extension is impossible to delete, click on => =>Restart with Add-ons Disabled…. In the dialog boxes click Restart =>Start in Safe Mode. Restart Firefox in normal mode after you are finished.
Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings:

Note: Your add-ons, themes, added search engines and download history, among other things, will get deleted.

  1. Click on menu button .
  2. Click on help button and select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… in the top-right corner.
  4. In the dialog box click Refresh Firefox.

Remove Plugins Button add-on from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Show: select All add-ons.
  4. To delete an add-on, double-click it, in the new window click Remove.
Reset Internet Explorer Settings:

Note: This will remove most of your saved browser data, including extensions, passwords and the majority of browser settings.

  1. Click Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Go to Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset… button.
  5. Put checkmark in Delete personal settings checkbox.
  6. Click Reset.

Remove Plugins Button extension from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To remove the extension, click on the x button next to it.
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm.
Reset Opera Settings:

Note: This will delete all saved data including bookmarks and passwords and return the browser to freshly installed state.