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
Step 3. Pick the
Step 4. On the right side of “Privacy and security,” hit the
Step 5. Choose the
Step 6. When prompted, click on the
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
Step 2. Switch to the
Step 3. After that, check the
Step 4. Then, click on the
Step 5. Press on the
Once you execute the above steps, Windows will not block it, when you try to open that file.
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