How to Stop Google Chrome from Blocking Downloads on Windows 11 or 10?

The internet is overindulging with malicious content. Even the most legitimate websites can be hacked and injected with viruses. So when you download a file from such infected websites, your PC may be compromised unintentionally.

Google Chrome browser offers built-in security; it works as the first line of defense against viruses and trojan horses. When you download a file from the internet, if the file is not known to Chrome, then see a warning before they are downloaded to your PC.

By default, Google Chrome blocks any downloads by scanning them, which may be harmful to your computer. Which is not dangerous at all; you may see a warning message, such as:-

  • The (File name) is dangerous, so Chrome has blocked it.
  • The file is dangerous, so Chrome has blocked it.

If you know that downloading is safe, you can disable the browser’s security temporarily (or permanently) because Chrome does not allow downloading in such a condition.

How to Stop Chrome from Blocking Downloads?

Follow these steps to prevent Google Chrome from blocking downloads:-

Step 1. Open the Google Chrome browse.

Step 2. Click the three-dotted icon (Customize and control Google Chrome) and select Settings in the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Pick the Privacy and Security option in the left sidebar of the Chrome settings page.

Step 4. On the right side of “Privacy and security,” hit the Security tile.

Step 5. Choose the No protection (not recommended) option under the Safe Browsing section,

Step 6. When prompted, click on the Turn off button in the “Turn off Safe Browsing” pop-up window.

If you complete the above steps, It will no longer block any downloads. However, we recommend enabling “Enhanced protection” in the Chrome browser once you have downloaded the content.

Also, download a file from the internet by turning off Chrome protection; the Windows 11 or 10 operating system can still block you from executing it and prevent the file from making any changes, so you need to unblock it manually.

How to Unblock a File on Windows 11 or 10?

To unblock and open a file on Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. Right-click on the file and pick Properties in the right-click menu.

Step 2. Switch to the General tab.

Step 3. After that, check the Unblock option beside the Security field.

Step 4. Then, click on the Apply button.

Step 5. Press on the OK button.

Once you execute the above steps, Windows will not block it, when you try to open that file.

Thank you for Reading, and Keep Learning and Growing.

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