Chrome automatically blocks downloads that try to cause problems on your computer, like:
- Giving you viruses
- Leaking your private data
- Changing your browser and computer settings
- Adding unwanted extensions or toolbars to your browser
Why the download was blocked
Your file download may be blocked for one of a few reasons:
- We think it might be a malicious, unwanted, or uncommon file.
- Malicious: You tried to download malware.
- Unwanted: You tried to download a deceptive piece of software. This program, disguised as a helpful download, may actually make unexpected changes to your computer.
- Uncommon: You tried to download an unfamiliar and potentially dangerous piece of software.
- We've found that the website you tried to download the file from has been known to distribute malware.
- The download wasn't delivered securely and might be unsafe. In this case, you can still choose to keep the file.
To help protect users, Google maintains a list of websites that are known to host malicious downloads and a list of trusted software publishers. If you're a software publisher and your binaries are flagged by Chrome, learn how to resolve malware or unwanted software issues related to your downloads.
Chrome may also block insecure downloads from secure sites. If you can't download files from your site, learn how to avoid mixed content and downloads on your site.