How to install and use the NICS Check Extension on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge

Created by Ezra Weinstein, Modified on Fri, 10 Nov 2023 at 09:09 AM by Ashley Kocher

Current version: 2.6.5



1) Click here to download the extension:

Click on Downloads in your File Explorer and look for "Coreware NICS Check Plugin" (it should be at the top of the list).

Right-click and unzip the file (Extract All...):

Double-click to open the folder and put the "Coreware NICS Check Plugin" folder where you want (no special folder needed):

2) In Chrome, go to the Extensions page (you can type "chrome://extensions/" or "edge://extensions" in the location bar or click on the puzzle piece shown in the screenshot below):


If you have an earlier version of this extension, remove it from Chrome (locate it and click the "Remove" button) before continuing.

3) On the right side of the window is the "Developer mode" switch - flip that on (if it's not already flipped on)

4) You should now see the "Load unpacked" button on the left - click it and select the "Coreware NICS Check Plugin" folder

It should now be loaded, showing this in the Extensions window:

You should also see the extension in the toolbar with the Coreware icon:

If you don't see the 
 in the toolbar, click on the "puzzle piece" to the left of your account image:


This will drop down a menu; make sure to click the pushpin icon to the right of the extension, so it turns blue:


That should make the Coreware icon display in the toolbar.

To see how it works, please watch this video. 


The current extension supports working with the following background check sites (click on one of the links below to get instructions specific to a given site):

NOTE: While the developers are still working on the New NICS Plugin extension, we have a way to use the Legacy NICS check by following this article.  

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