I am using QGIS version 3.4.1. Recently, I cannot install new plugins. I have looked in the plugin setting. It seems that the link is blocked. The address is "https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml" and it is directed to the "QGIS Python Plugins" website.

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In the log Messages I have this warning "WARNING: Failed to load C:/PROGRA~1/QGIS3~1.4/apps/qgis/plugins/grassplugin7.dll (Reason: Cannot load library C".

I have a proxy from my university, disabling the automatic configuration script did not solve the problem.

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Also, re-installing QGIS did not help. What else should I look into in order to enable the plugin link?

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    Can you access the adress with a browser or with ping? Nov 16, 2018 at 11:29
  • I added the data regarding the address to the question. Nov 16, 2018 at 11:53
  • I have the same problem. Browser access is free. Proxy is not used. Before the upgrade to version 3.4, everything worked. Nov 30, 2018 at 12:32
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    – Erik
    Nov 30, 2018 at 13:07

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Try with http instead of https: http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml

I had the same problem and this worked.

You can check your proxy setting via "help - check QGIS version" independently of the plugins access.

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