Solved: How do I fix “Failed – Network error” when download with Google Chrome?

Google Chrome browser’s download failed with message “Failed – Network error”. Follow below solution steps to resolve this issue and get your download complete.

[Solved] How to Fix Google Chrome Browser Download "Failed - Network error"
[Solved] How to Fix Google Chrome Browser Download “Failed – Network error”

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Solution 1: Change Internet Properties option
Solution 2: Disable HTTP/HTTPS Scanning, Port Checking or Encrypted Connection Scanning on Antivirus

Solution 1: Change Internet Properties option

Step 1: Press Windows + R shortcut keys to open Run box.

Step 2: Type inetcpl.cpl and press Enter key to open Internet Properties.

Step 3: Click on Security tab and choose Internet in the zone.

Step 4: Click on Custom Level… button.

Custom level button in Internet Properties
Custom level button in Internet Properties

Step 5: Look for the Downloads option and check the Enable option for File download.

Enable File download option
Enable File download option

Step 6: Look for Launching applications and unsafe files and check Enable option.

Enable Launching applications and unsafe files option
Enable Launching applications and unsafe files option

Step 7: Restart your PC.

Solution 2: Disable HTTP/HTTPS Scanning, Port Checking or Encrypted Connection Scanning on Antivirus

Step 1: Open the antivirus user interface.

Step 2: Look for the option HTTPS Scanning, HTTP Scanning or Encrypted connection scanning then uncheck this option. The options depend on antivirus software.

For Kaspersky Internet Security: Home > Settings > Additional > Network > Encrypted connections scanning > Do not scan encrypted connections.

For AVG: Home > Settings > Components > Online Shield > Uncheck the option Enable HTTPS Scanning.

For Avast: Home > Settings > Components > Web Shield > Uncheck the option Enable HTTPS Scanning

For ESET: Home > Tools > Advanced Setup > Web and Email > Turn off the option Enable SSL/TLS protocol filtering

Step 3: Restart your PC.

Published by Thomas Apel

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