Google chrome is one of the fastest browsers to surf the internet and to download stuff online, sometimes you may get an error when you try to download anything from the web that is “Failed- Virus Scan Failed” this error occurs when Google chrome becomes unable to check for the security certificate for any download from their publisher and chrome just can’t scan the program of file.
This happens due to virus or malware on your computer which may be any adware or browser virus or hijacker.
How to Fix Virus Scan Failed Error
To fix Virus Scan Failed error we need to make some changes to the Windows registry since it says chrome is unable to scan the downloaded file for the possible virus or malware we will trick registry so that it won’t try to scan the downloaded files, and we will fix the root cause after that we will revert the changes. Follow the below steps –
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >SOFTWARE >Microsoft >Windows >CurrentVersion >Policies >Attachments
Watch This Video Tutorial For More Explanation
Another Method to Fix Virus Scan Failed Error.
If the above method is difficult to perform or you are unable to locate correct registry key, then here is a simple method available, all you have to do is download this patch and run it.
Download this file and extract it, now open the file “Virus Scan Fix” and you will get a warning message, Click on Yes.
After running this Registry patch you will get a success message and click on OK.
In the most cases above 2 solutions work pretty well but by any chance, if it is not working for you then try to reset your Google Chrome.
That’s All, you are done now your download will not give any error, to make sure your computer does not have any virus, install Hitman Pro and Scan your computer once. Hitman Pro is best for the flash scan and a second opinion to your existing antivirus, but it is not that good for real time protection.
Install a good antivirus like McAfee and remove the different type of malware like virus, adware, trojan, rootkit etc, and any conflicting program Click Here to buy.
Or you can install a free antivirus but be having a full version of an antivirus give you a piece of mind.