Recently the Google Chrome browser has been prompting me to install a plug-in every time I visit a web page. I always say Yes, install plug-in, but that seems to have no effect. I tried following the "Trouble installing plug-ins" on the Chrome toolbar, but that seems to say Windows Media Player is the problem, but again, all my attempts at installing don't have any effect.
As far as I know, I have not changed anything, but Skype did recently upgrade itself.
This is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, and Chrome says it is up-to-date. I'm going to run a malware checker next, just in case -
(Figured this out - but my rep here is too low to self-answer so quickly -so here's the answer, cause I don't want to wait)
Ok - pretty sure I figured this out - I uninstalled Chrome, then re-installed. Then I went to www.cnn.com and got the same "plugin needed" prompt, BUT, when I closed chrome, a message popped up saying "Windows is configuring Skype Click-to-Call". After that, I started Chrome again, went to www.cnn.com - and message is gone.
Sooo.... for now - I am going to blame Skype click-to-call (and Chrome for giving misleading error messages)