Selenium Chrome Driver - Exception when trying headless option

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Selenium Chrome Driver - Exception when trying headless option

I am trying to use chrome but I need it to be hidden from the user.
So I tried to use "headless" with ChromeOptions

ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
options.addExtensions(new File("C://temp//1.14.12_0.crx"));

but then I crashed with the following exception:

    [1524948093.974][WARNING]: chrome quit unexpectedly, leaving behind temporary directories for debugging:
    [1524948093.974][SEVERE]: Port leaked: 12545
    Exception in thread "main" org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: unknown error: failed to wait for extension background page to load: chrome-extension://cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm/background.html
    from unknown error: page could not be found: chrome-extension://cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm/background.html
      (Driver info: chromedriver=2.37.544315 (730aa6a5fdba159ac9f4c1e8cbc59bf1b5ce12b7),platform=Windows NT 10.0.16299 x86_6

I made some searching and found out that it might be related to the fact that I also load an ad blocker extension, so I temporarily commented the extension loading and the chrome was loaded HIDDEN.
But I still need this extension to work for me when chrome is hidden.

Is there any solution?

Chrome Version - 66
Chrome Driver version - 2.37

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