I have a requirement to disable the "chrome automation extension" while running my selenium scripts.

Can someone suggest me an approach to disable this extension using Selenium.

[Screenshot of Extensions settings in Chrome1

Note: I tried already with


but in vain. So, please suggest me a solution.

  • Whenever we run our scripts, automatically this extension get enabled right while invoking the browser. You can see in the above screenshot a loader symbol displayed beside the Fav icon (Right to browser URL) FYI: Chrome Browser Version: Version 83.0.4103.116 Chrome driver version: 83.0.4103.39 Jul 7, 2020 at 15:49
  • stackoverflow.com/a/44884633/10858089 this may help you Jul 7, 2020 at 16:43

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Try below steps,

ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.setExperimentalOption("useAutomationExtension", false);
WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);


ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(options);

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