FIX: Widevine Content Decryption Module Not Updating Issue In Windows 10

In this article, I will show you what Widevine Content Decryption Module is? and guide you how to solve the Widevine Content Decryption Module won’t update and as a result Netflix will not work.

If it’s missing with your Chrome, then you may receive the following error:

Widevine Content Decryption Module Not Updating Issue

As the error message said you, you need to visit chrome://components/ and try to update WidewineCdm. However, you see it shows not updated.

What is Widevine Content Decryption Module?

Basically, Content Decryption Module (WidewineCdm) is a plug-in that comes with Google Chrome. Because it is a built-in plug-in, hence it’s not something installed by any third party app. When you load up Chrome for the first time, it is packed with your Google Chrome and accessible by every user.

Here are the suggestions you can try to bypass the problem:

How To Fix WidevineCdm Missing problem?

First thing first, you need to check Widevine in your chrome://components. If you are not able to find it then just follow the given steps.

1. Uninstall your Google Chrome on your system

2. Go to https://www.google.com/chrome to download and install Google Chrome latest version.

3. Open Google Chrome, type chrome://components in the address bar and press Enter. And then check the update for WidewineCdm.

How To Fix Widevine Content Decryption Module Not Updating

Step 1. You need to temporarily disable your firewall, anti-malware programs, and anti-virus.

See also: How To Disable Avast Antivirus Temporarily

Step 2. Ensure your login user has Full control to edit WidevineCdm folder.

1. Press Windows Key + R then type %userprofile%/appdata/local in the Run dialog box. Click OK.

%userprofile%/appdata/local
2. Once a new window pops up, navigate to Google > Chrome > User Data.

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3. In User Data folder, locate and right-click on WidevineCdm to select Properties.

WidevineCdm
4. Go to Security tab, and then make sure that your login user is allowed with Full control.

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If it’s not, click Edit… to change the setting. Uncheck the box of Deny catalog, then click Apply to apply changes and OK to exit.

Then try to update WidevineCdm in chrome://components and then check it work or not. If not, go to Step 3.

Step 3. If the issue still persists, I would recommend you delete the WidewineCdm folder on your computer.

Then go back chrome://components to check for update WidevineCdm again.

Hope something helps you.

FIX: Widevine Content Decryption Module Not Updating Issue In Windows 10
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