Are you getting “click to enable video converter” every time you try to watch a video on YouTube using Chrome? It could be one of the extensions or another malware that’s on your computer.
How to Fix “click to enable video converter” Error
First up, let us try Chrome’s Incognito Mode. Press CTRL + SHIFT + N and launch Chrome in Incognito mode.
Next, open YouTube and play a video. Did the error message go away? If yes, we will review your Chrome extensions. If you get the click to enable video converter message even in Incognito mode, we will review your programs and possibly run Malwarebytes.
If Error Message Goes Away in Incognito Mode, Review Extensions
Open a new tab enter the following into the address bar:
This will show a list of Chrome extensions that you have installed on your computer. Look for anything that you do not remember installing. If you find any such extension, we need to uninstall it. If you have any extensions related to YouTube, uninstall those too.
Did you install any Chrome extension that offers to download YouTube videos? Definitely remove them.
To uninstall a Chrome extension, click “Remove” on the extension’s tile. Here is an example, I am uninstalling the Google Hangouts extension in this screenshot:
Now, close Chrome and open it again. Try watching a YouTube video. Did the error click to enable video converter message go away? If it did, well and good. If not, go ahead try the next method.
Message Appears in Incognito Mode Too? Review Apps Installed on Your Computer
Here is how to do this on Windows 10. Open your Settings app and click “Apps”
On the next screen, look for any suspicious app or programs (example: Browser Assistant)as we did on the extensions page. If you see anything related to video or YouTube, make sure that you uninstall them.
To uninstall any app, right-click and choose “Uninstall/change”
You will now see a confirmation screen. Click Yes. The app will be removed. After your computer completes uninstalling the app, restart it and try watching videos again.
Try Malware Scanners
If removing extensions or apps from your computer and Chrome did fix the issue, we should try a malware scanner app. These apps can scan your computer and find any hidden malware and remove them.
Malware is a type of app that steals or tries to steal your personal information. You can read more about malware here.
The most popular malware scanner that I have come across while browsing through multiple forum posts related to this issue is Malwarebytes. A free version of this software is available for personal computers. You can install Malwarebytes on Windows or macOS.
You can follow video tutorials from Malwarebytes to install and scan your computer. Here is a video tutorial to get you started.
Still experiencing any issue? Drop me a comment and we can discuss this issue further!