Google Chrome has started to block downloads from my website. I get

MyApplication.application may harm your browsing experience, so Chrome has blocked it.

The files on the website are clickonce installers for my own software, it is hosted on a virtual machine, that only myself and collegues have access to, I have verified the website through google's search console, but the issue persists.

I can download any file from Internet Explorer or Firefox, but can't from Chrome.

I'm at a bit of a loss as where to go from here.

My boss has advised that I cannot post a link to the site.

2 Answers 2


I was able to fix this by verifying the website using the google search tool.

Google Search Tool - Verification

I then had to add the HTML verification file to my website and click the link on the Google Search to verify.

After about 12 hours the issue had been resolved.

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    Hi Ben, I have the same issue, although, if I upload an update for my application, Chrome blocks it again Apr 2, 2016 at 17:29
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    Hi Ilya, I think you need to do this each time you update your website. It's a pain
    – Ben Sharpe
    Apr 4, 2016 at 6:17

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