Thank you for reaching out to us. We’ve recently seen this issue occur for certain file types and believe it has to do with the Safe browsing feature. I’m reaching out to our devs with your report for review.
Can you confirm for me whether or not you have Safe browsing enabled (Settings --> Privacy & Security --> Security --> Safe browsing)? If you do not, can you please go ahead and enable it, then test downloading the file again?
I am having this exact same problem. Brave should not be blocking ANYTHING! I have an antivirus for that stuff. On top of that, it doesn’t even pop up a notice it has blocked anything. So you click on your program you are trying to download, go do other things while you think it is downloading, then check and NOTHING is download.
The smarter you people try to make things, the worse they get.
So you’re saying that the file you’re looking to download won’t download unless Safe Browsing enabled, but there are other files that get blocked unless it’s disabled? What files are being blocked when Safe Browsing is enabled?
If you are on a site that claims to be legitimate but is actually a fake/scam site and you click (intentionally) to download a file that is malicious, would you not want your browser to stop the download and say “hey, that’s a malicious file you’re trying to download there”?
That said it does look like this is part of a known issue, logged here: