Chrome is one of the popular browsers and is constantly updated with new features. But like other browsers, it is also not fault-free, Chrome download failed network error is one of the common issues faced by Chrome users. Below, we have discussed some simple fixes for the issue.
Try downloading in another browser.
Whenever you try to download any file from a website, Chrome download failed network error appears. Check the download in other browsers this will make clear that the issue is with Chrome or not. If you are able to download in another browser, then the problem may be with Chrome.
Check the security settings.
Check the security settings using the below steps:
- Open the antivirus.
- Go to the settings.
- Search for “Advanced setup” “additional”, or “Components”. This will depend on your antivirus software.
- You will be able to see “HTTPS scanning” or “Encrypted connection scanning”. Uncheck it.
- Try to download the file now.
Perform clean up from Chrome settings. This will remove harmful software. Follow the below steps:
- Launch Chrome.
- Navigate to Settings. Scroll down and click Advanced.
- Click on “Clean on a computer”.
- Hit “Find”.
- Wait till the process is finished.
- Now try to download if it is working or not.
The file you are trying to download is secure or not is decided by the windows attachment manager. It blocks the download automatically. Change the security settings using below steps:
- Type “inetcpl.cpl” in the search bar. Hit Enter.
- Internet proprieties window will appear now, choose Security tab.
- Click on “select a zone to view or change security settings”. Click on “Custom Level…”
- Go to downloads and then Miscellaneous. Click on “Launching applications and unsafe files”. Check “Enable”.
- Hit OK.
Some general fixes
There are some simple and easy tips that can be used to solve the issue of Chrome download failed network error. Try these fixes:
- Use incognito mode in Google Chrome and try to download.
- Reset Chrome settings.
- Remove Chrome extensions and try to download.
- Search for latest Network Drivers and install if you find any.
- Check for Chrome updates. Update Chrome to the latest version.
- Uninstall Google Chrome and look for any updated version of Google Chrome. Download it and install to fix the issue.
Disable HTTP/Port checking for your Antivirus
Many times, the antivirus scans the sites that are certified. This slows down the process of requesting files from the server. This results in the download failed network error on Google Chrome. To resolve the issue, follow the below procedure:
- Double-click on your antivirus icon to go to the antivirus user interface. You can also search for it from the Start Menu.
- You will find HTTPS scanning setting in different spots according to different antivirus tools.
- Enable HTTPS scanning.
- Now try again to download the file. You should not receive the message download failed message now.
If you are still facing the issue, then take the help of customer support.
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