Google Chrome Fixes Antivirus Bug on Windows 10

Google Chrome Fixes Antivirus

Google has rolled out an update for Chromium-based browsers to fix a bug that enabled antivirus programs on Windows 10 to lock newly created files. The patching of the bug means antivirus programs running on Windows can no longer block newly generated files by the Chrome web browser, such as bookmarks.

The fix published to Chromium’s Google Source codebase rectifies this bug by retrying the execution of the ReplaceFile method multiple times to overcome the possible race condition in which an antivirus program takes control of and locks a file being simultaneously accessed by Chrome.

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