"Keep Anyway" Button for a Harmful Designated File Doesn't Work

Description of the issue:
I’m trying to download a NVIDIA Graphics Drive from it’s official site. But after the dawnload paused due to a break in connection, the download won’t resume now. “Keep Anyway” and “Cancle” buttons don’t work. Screenshot below.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-in/geforce/drivers/ and find the suitable driver
  2. Download the driver from the link http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/391.35/391.35-notebook-win10-32bit-international-whql.exe
  3. Choose to “keep” the file and download begins
  4. Connection breaks in-between and download pauses.
  5. When connection establishes again download doesn’t resume as “Keep Anyway” and “Cancle” buttons don’t work.

Expected result:
Download resumes after clicking on “Keep anyway”

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Brave 1.44.112 Chromium: 106.0.5249.119 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Revision 9f2101830b56fd2ea1408287f6c74e253ebcb7c6-refs/branch-heads/5249@{#797}
OS Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.2075)

Additional Information:


@Aman_M it’s because the download link it http and won’t upgrade to https. I’m wanting to say the same happens on Chrome but I can’t remember. Also unsure if you were to turn off Safe Browsing at brave://settings/security if it makes a difference.

To quote how it was said back when it was implemented on Chrome:

Today we’re announcing that Chrome will gradually ensure that secure (HTTPS) pages only download secure files. In a series of steps outlined below, we’ll start blocking “mixed content downloads” (non-HTTPS downloads started on secure pages). This move follows a plan we announced last year to start blocking all insecure subresources on secure pages.

  • In Chrome 88 (released January 2021) and beyond, Chrome will block all mixed content downloads.

Both of those from https://blog.chromium.org/2020/02/protecting-users-from-insecure.html

I know someone else experienced this last month and was able to download by disabling it as I mentioned.

Issue is you’re getting a HTTP download link while on HTTPS site. So it’s being blocked by default, even if you’re trying to authorize it. Turning off Safe Browsing can allow you to do it.

@Saoiray I get it that it’s blocked (the link has to be right-clicked and saved-as to get download prompt) but once I choose to “Keep” it, suddenly wifi disconnection causes the “Keep Anyway” button on brave://downloads/ to not work, doesn’t make sense.

Also, I just tested, disabling “Upgrade to HTTPS” and “Safe Browsing” makes no difference to me anywhere in all of this.

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Thank you for reporting this. Will be forwarding this to the team. I am curious though — if you go to re-download the file from the site, the download (or the “new” download) will work, correct?

@Mattches If the download continues uninterrupted without any disconnection then yes, file is saved. This issue just appears when the connection breaks in-between. Then Keep anyway and Cancel buttons don’t work on resuming the download.

I can manually disconnect wifi while dowloading to reproduce this issue.

Got it — thank you for confirming. Hope to have more information for you soon.

Yeah I see similar behavior — the Resume option does not actually resume the download. I was able to click Cancel however, and then Retry to download the file.

Even Cancel didn’t work for me. The x had worked though. And retry was successful. But it should be resumable, could save some time and bandwidth. My connection was lost more than halfway through.

We’re struggling to reproduce on our end. I’m wondering if you can reproduce this same behavior on a fresh profile?

@Mattches Another way to reproduce is, instead of disconnecting wifi, to ignore the download prompt at the bottom and try to Keep anyway from brave://downloads/. This is in a new profile-

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