By default, Google Chrome asks for confirmation when a site tries automatically to download files in succession. However, if you want to block all attempts regardless of the site, or maybe you would rather blacklist a specific website, here’s how.
Sometimes when you download a file in a browser, the website will try to download another file immediately after the first finishes. While there are legitimate circumstances—like a file conversion site—there are sites who used it maliciously to force virus or harmful scripts to download without your knowledge or permission. However, for security reasons, Google Chrome now prompts you when a website tries to download multiple files.
How to Disable Multiple Automatic File Downloads
Fire up Chrome, click the menu icon, and then click “Settings.” Alternatively, you can type
chrome://settings/ into the Omnibox to go directly there.
Once in the Settings tab, scroll down to the bottom and click “Advanced.”
Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section and click on “Site Settings.”