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!#@!ing Google Chrome - "file.exe is not commonly downloaded"

Started getting this today from Chrome. No problem in IE 11 or FF latest:

"file.exe is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous."

Internet says:

 - Check if installer is signed: signtool verify /pa file.msi/exe passes
 - Check if app exe is signed: ditto
 - Sign up with Google Webmaster: done that years ago OH WAIT NO I DIDNT THAT WAS THE NON-SSL VERSION.

Might as well leave this here for future idiots like me.
Bring back anon Send private email
Saturday, January 24, 2015
I can relate. Google told me today that hacker activity was detected coming from my router and I might be infected with a virus:

> Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. Please try your request again later.

> This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop.

> This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help — a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible.

Obviously I was greatly alarmed! I must be infected!

Fortunately my company router is configured to log all traffic.

I inspected that, expecting to find bizarre requests to russian web servers and saw... absolutely nothing abnormal.

Lesson learned - Google talks a lot of ****.
Scott Send private email
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Hopefully the ominous warning is fixed by Monday... Otherwise people are gonna be pissed.
Bring back anon Send private email
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Just so everyone knows, this isn't new. I remember having this issue with my own software in (mid?) 2014. Nothing was ever done about it even after repeated emails. But I managed to solve the problem by uninstalling Chrome and using FireFox. :-0
Nicole Miller Send private email
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Everyone who has this problem and want to solve it, just drop me an email.

(I've been bumping my head in the wall for 4 months and even was ready to pay to random security experts from stopbadware, but none of them could help me, so finally I figured it out myself)
Atanas Krachev Send private email
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Why don't you just type what you learned here...
Bring back anon Send private email
Sunday, January 25, 2015
What email address? The email on this forum doesn't seem to be working at the moment. I'm having this exact issue and would really like it fixed!
Andrew Gibson Send private email
Monday, January 26, 2015
Host it on Google Drive and use the direct download links (you can generate them with this https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/)

For supporting the same thing with legacy download links (e.g. from download sites)
RewriteRule myfile.exe$ https://googledrive.com/host/0Bxf6yYIZ0CovbXpSbDZrSmljZFE
Atanas Krachev Send private email
Monday, January 26, 2015
Top tip! Many thanks for posting.


Andrew Gibson Send private email
Monday, January 26, 2015

Do you happen to know if Google Drive has any download limits? I'm pretty sure I'm not likely to hit this problem as my product is rather niche, but it would be good to know.

The only thing I could find via Google was the following screen shot:


Kind Regards
Andrew Gibson Send private email
Monday, January 26, 2015

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