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Offline b89

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Chrome Blocked Download
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:30:32 AM »
While attempting to download the CleanMem execute file, I got a message that Chrome had blocked it because it may affect my browsing experience. It says I can dismiss it but thought I'd ask for some feedback first. I apologize if this issue already exists in the forum but I couldn't find it. 

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Chrome Blocked Download
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:30:32 AM »

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Re: Chrome Blocked Download
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 03:09:34 PM »
Chrome blocks any exe that doesnt have a digital certificate, which a programmer has to pay for yearly. So since cleanmem doesnt have a digital cert chrome blocks it. Chrome is the only one that does this and it is a bad design, but I can see why they do it, viruses are 99% of the time never digitally signed.

You can download a zip file though and there is no problem, it is only exe files. You can disable that feature in chrome or you can use another browser to grab the file :wink:

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Re: Chrome Blocked Download
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 05:46:34 AM »
Thank you Shane. WOW. It's hard for me to believe that you answered this in less than 24 hours. Obviously the accolades I read in other posts are well deserved. 

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Re: Chrome Blocked Download
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 02:17:58 PM »
Normally I dont answer on the weekends as that belongs to my wife and kids. But otherwise I try my best to answer every day :-)

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Re: Chrome Blocked Download
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 02:17:58 PM »