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FIX: Download failed Network error in Google Chrome

In most cases, this error is caused by malware, so you should try using a dedicated tool to scan your device. If this doesn’t fix your problem, change the antivirus settings, or modify the Windows Attachment Manager restrictions.

Today we will focus on how to get rid of the Chrome failed network error once and for all.

How do I fix Google Chrome failed Network error?

  1. Try the download in a different browser
  2. Check your security settings
  3. Other general fixes

1. Try the download in a different browser

This error often appears when you try to download a certain file from a certain website, but it can also be spread across multiple file downloads.

The first thing you need to do is to check the download in another browser. In this way, you can establish if the issue is with the file or if it’s specific to Chrome.

If the download works without any problem in other browsers, then the error is specific to Chrome. You’ll either have to continue troubleshooting Chrome, or switch to the error-free browser for good.

switch from chrome to opera

We recommend trying to download the files in Opera, a lightweight, fast, and highly customizable browser.

You can download Opera using the button below (it only takes a couple of minutes). Actually, you can switch from Chrome to Opera similarly easy.

To complete the transition aspect, in Opera’s Settings area you’ll find a Synchronization option. This allows you to import bookmarks, pages, and other data from your default browser.

The transfer time is extremely fast. Further on, you can continue to customize the browser to your needs, by adding icons, sidebars, workspaces, and other extensions.



Try Opera and convince yourself of its speedy processes that allow you to download any file within seconds.

2. Check your security settings

  1. Open the antivirus.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Find Advanced setup, Additional, or Components. (Note: These can differ according to your antivirus software.)
  4. You will see HTTPS scanning or Encrypted connection scanning. Uncheck it.
  5. Now try downloading the file.

If this doesn’t solve the problem, perform a Cleanup to remove harmful software:

This post was written by Vlad Turiceanu and was first posted to WindowsReport

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