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Upcoming Google Chrome Patch Improves Compatibility With Windows 10 Antivirus

People often think of large corporations as being constantly at odds with one another because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to supersede one another in influence. With all of that having been said, it is important to note that tech companies work together on quite a regular basis, pooling their resources and innovations to improve the industry as a whole.

Sometimes compatibility issues can occur between two apps made by different major tech companies. A recent example of this can be seen with Google Chrome’s inability to function with various Windows 10 antivirus apps. This made it so that the antivirus ended up preventing certain users from saving bookmarks and the like. Basically, anything that was written using the ImportantFileWriter format was for some reason being detected as risky by Windows 10 antivirus, something that indicated that there was a major compatibility issue that was dramatically reducing functionality on both ends of the spectrum.

Luckily for users, Google is about to roll out a patch for Chrome (as spotted by WC) that is aimed at fixing this issue. A prominent software engineer at Google by the name of Bruce Dawson shared on the Chromium Gerritt a new commit that offers a solution to this problem. The code will be altered in such a way that the file will repeatedly try to save until it works. This problem might be on Microsoft’s end as well, since the antivirus is the one causing problems here. While Google is doing its part to facilitate adequate compatibility with all other major platforms, at the end of the day it needs to be a two way street and Microsoft needs to take a similar interest in building a shared ecosystem with other companies.



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