Sometimes when I make a search in Google using Google Chrome for Windows (version 17 right now, but it occurred with previous versions), it downloads a file name "search" and it contains JSON data.

I think this file was meant to be included in the HTML code, but somehow it is downloaded.

How to fix this behavior?

  • Still occurs on Chrome 18 – Jader Dias Apr 30 '12 at 15:00
  • Fastestchrome extension try to disable it and check the solution. – avirk Apr 30 '12 at 15:08
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    What extensions do you have installed/enabled? – Oliver G Apr 30 '12 at 15:10

For a lot of people, disabling the FastestChrome Extension solved the search.json problem.



This seems like a Google Instant bug -- clearing the cookies solved the problem for me. In Chrome, be sure to clear the cookies from "The beginning of time" rather than just the past hour.


worked for me: FastestChrome Options / Popup Bubble / Search Engines: uncheck google AND Google Maps.

so you don't have to disable FastestChrome completely.

source same as harrymc's

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