Downloads From Working Again

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 28, 2022 - 10:47am

Previously, we posted that Google Safe Browsing Is Incorrectly Blocking All Downloads From Google has still not responded despite it being longer than their 72hr promised turnaround. In researching and testing, it seems that based on a single false positive in a single file, Google Safe Browsing blocked all downloads being passed through our site's redirector which keeps stats on how many downloads of each app occur. This applied to download regardless of where they were hosted and regardless of what the file was. I've implemented a change to the redirector to separate it out from the current false positive block and it appears working across all app downloads, both open source and freeware, as well as downloads of utilities and the platform. Please post a comment if you notice anything not working.

I'll continue to monitor the situation and update the original post with progress as well as put together a post-mortem once I hear back from Google and get it fully resolved. I'll also be working through the few day backlog of app updates. My apologies for the inconvenience. And thank you to the folks that helped out with donations as this hit our ad revenue and donation revenue.

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I've repacked the Chrome and Chrome 64-bit installers. No internal changes. No need to upgrade if you already have the current release. But it should allow downloads in Chrome now.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Habe heute, am 14.08.2022, die PortableApps-Platform 20.0.1 extra downgeloaded und installiert. Seitdem funktioniert die automatische Aktualisierung der verwendeten Programme offenbar wieder. Unter der Version 20 war das nicht möglich, es gab auch keine automatische Aktualisierung der Platform mehr.

Sorry, aber Updates funktionieren immer noch nicht. Bekomme folgende Meldung:
"Es konnte keine Verbindung zu aufgebaut werden, um Aktualisierungen der portablen Anwendungen herunterzuladen.
Bitte versuchen Sie es später noch einmal. [InvalidZipFilePossibleNoConnectionOrFirewall ]"
Das geht leider schon seit Tagen so. Habe an meinem Rechner nichts geändert.