I've downloaded a 200MB file from Google Chrome. It took fairly short time for the download to reach 100% (a couple of minutes), but when it reached 100%, it stays at 100% for a long time before saying that the download is finished and renaming the file extension from .crdownload to the real extension of the file (in this case .zip). Why does the download go fairly quickly before reaching 100% and then stay at 100% for a long time?

  • Perhaps your anti-virus is checking the file? – DavidPostill Aug 19 '16 at 10:37
  • @DavidPostill I don't have any anti-virus (I know, it's not safe, but it's not my computer so it's not my decision) – Donald Duck Aug 19 '16 at 10:46

Chrome itself is scanning/checking the files.


Disable chrome's built-in automatic virus scanning of downloaded files


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    I wonder why they don´t display "Scanning for virusses" after completion, instead of acting like the download doesn´t work. It´s confusing for the user – Marian Klühspies Feb 17 at 17:29
  • Bonus question - why does it refuse to start new downloads while scanning one just finished? – aaa90210 May 30 at 9:31

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