Google has blocked download is a common Chrome browser error that stopped download from the web without permission. When you want to download on Chrome browser and you see the Chrome blocked download or blocked download Chrome, here is a quick guide on how to fix it.
When Chrome is blocking downloads you will not be able to download the particular file and a warning message will appear saying Google Chrome blocking downloads and it’ll stopped the file from being downloaded.
However, this Chrome blocked download won’t allow the Chrome browser’s downloader to download files from the internet successfully without using a 3rd party download such as internet manager.
The negative part of the downloader is the built-in feature to delete suspicious sites and files the moment the download is completed without your consent.
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Chrome Blocking Download
The Google Chrome blocking download “prevent you and your device from malicious sites” which allows Chrome to block download files that are suspected to contain a virus or Trojan that can harm your computer.
Whether the download is blocked or failed you will not be able to open the downloaded file or unzip it with Winrar or 7Zip if it’s a zip file. However, in this article today, you will learn how to fix Chrome blocking downloads.
Chrome Blocked Download is a virus?
If you are thinking whether the Chrome blocking download is a virus or not the answer to the above questions is a NO NO NO NO…
For Chrome blocking download files or labeling the file, a malicious file popup doesn’t mean your Chrome browser is virus affected.
Rather, the Chrome download failed blocked warning that often pop up when you visit some websites that Chrome doesn’t trust is a built-in feature to make sure that you and your device are secure.
How to Fix Chrome Blocked Download
To fix malicious download in your Chrome browser kindly follow the following procedures
- Launch your Chrome browser and click on the 3 dots to the top right
- Tap on the Chrome settings option
- Hover to the left panel and click on Advanced
- Under the Advanced option tap on Privacy and Security and turn off Safe Browsing
You will no longer see the Chrome blocking download error when you want to download a file of your choice using the Google Chrome browser. If the above steps didn’t help to fix the Google Chrome blocking downloads try the next option.
Block Automatic Downloads
If you visit multiple download sites often, the Google Chrome inbuilt download restrictions may make your Chrome files downloads failed.
However, you may choose to disable the Chrome automatic download, but, the Google Chrome download restriction will still pop up a warning message unless you choose to approve it before the download can begin.
1. Go to the Privacy and security in Chrome browser through the Chrome settings >> advanced >> content settings
2. Scroll down the privacy and security option and click on Automatic downloads
3. Toggle to enable “Do not allow any site to download multiple files automatically”
Select the recommended settings that say “Ask when a site tries to download files automatically after the first file (recommended).
The above steps will always ask you to approve download after the first download. However, to set some sites apart from asking such as a question, whitelist the site by clicking on the add button, type the site URL, and click on the add button.
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Note: This is an important take home you must monitor so that you wouldn’t cause havoc disabling the feature. I’d advise you enable the feature once you have successfully downloaded the file and unzip it so that you will be fully protected again. Apart from the Chrome blocked download feature you may also encounter blockage with Windows defender if you don’t have an Antivirus on your PC.
Windows defender also blocks downloads if the download is not failed. Windows defender doesn’t give the option to block the download like Chrome. It instantly trashes and you will not be permitted to access it unless you pause your Windows defender for the moment.