How to Fix IDM Showing a Cross in Google Chrome
If you've encountered the frustrating sight of IDM (Internet Download Manager) showing a cross in Google Chrome, don't worry; you're not alone. This issue typically arises due to a mistake in installing a fake IDM extension or when the IDM extension itself becomes corrupted.
To resolve this problem and regain the functionality of IDM in your Chrome browser, you'll need to reinstall the original IDM extension.
In this guide, I'll walk you through the steps to get rid of the IDM extension cross and the "IDM Not Working" problem.
Steps to Solve IDM Showing a Cross on Google Chrome
1. Update IDM and Verify Its Activation Status
The first step to fix the "IDM is showing a cross" issue is to ensure that IDM is up to date and correctly activated.
Open IDM and check if you receive any error messages such as "Your trial period has expired" or "You need to register IDM." If you encounter such pop-ups, it's an indication that your IDM needs to be purchased or reactivated. Resolve this issue by following these steps:
- Purchase a legitimate IDM license if you haven't already.
- Enter your license key to activate IDM. Make sure it's successfully activated, and the trial period has been reset.
2. Remove and Reinstall IDM Integration Module
If IDM is properly activated, and you're still seeing the cross in Google Chrome, the issue may be with the IDM Integration Module.
To fix this, you'll need to remove the current extension and reinstall it. Follow this post to get IDM working seamlessly with your Chrome browser:
You can also read how you can install IDM manually in other browsers as well:
- Integrate IDM Extension in Firefox
- Integrate IDM Extension in Opera
- Integrate IDM Extension in Brave
- Integrate IDM Extension in Edge
3. Enjoy IDM Benefits in Chrome:
With the IDM Integration Module successfully reinstalled, the cross should no longer be visible, and IDM should work seamlessly in your Chrome browser.
I hope this guide has helped you resolve the issue of IDM icon being darkened in Google Chrome.
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