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Google Chrome: Disable Automatic Downloads – Technipages

You may notice that when visiting certain websites, Google Chrome starts automatically downloading files. This can become a security issue if you visit websites that are infected with malware or trojans. This tutorial will help you disable automictic downloads in Google Chrome.

  1. In Chrome, select the menu at the upper-right corner of the screen, then choose “Settings“.
    Chrome Settings
  2. Select “Site Settings“.
  3. Expand the “Additional permissions” settings.
    Chrome Additional permissions
  4. Choose “Automatic downloads“.
    Chrome Automatic Downloads
  5. Toggle the switch to the desired setting. Switching it off will set Chrome to “Do not allow any site to download multiple files automatically“. Switching it on will set Chrome to “Ask when a site tried to download files automatically after the first file“. You can add individual websites under the “Block” section to block individual websites from downloading files.
    Chrome Automatic Downloads Settings

I hope this tutorial has helped you with disabling automatic downloads on Google Chrome. Feel free to leave a comment below.

This post was written by Mitch Bartlett and was first posted to Technipages

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