In Google Chrome, we fixed a bug due to which antivirus programs installed in Windows 10 could block files generated by the browser. Earlier, users noted a strange triggering of security software when adding, for example, bookmarks in Chrome.
As a rule, anti-virus programs block new files as a precautionary measure so that they can be scanned for malicious content and quarantined if necessary.
On computers with Windows 10 installed, this approach led to problems with files created by Google Chrome. The bug is known to have manifested itself when using the “ImportantFileWriter”.
“Antivirus programs and other scanners installed on the system could block new files, which led to problems with bookmarks in the browser. The problem occurred when using the ImportantFileWriter to create files, ” explains Bruce Dawson, one of the Google developers.
In fact, Windows 10 users were unable to add bookmarks to Chrome or were experiencing file transfer issues. According to Windows Latest, Chromium developers have fixed a bug in Chrome, now the browser does not conflict with antivirus programs in Windows 10.
The fix is based on repeated execution of the ReplaceFile method, which allows avoiding the antivirus triggering. Also, the changes in the code take into account machine learning, thanks to which Chromium will find the optimal number of attempts required to eliminate the conflict with the security software.