downloads.DangerType

The DangerType type of the downloads API defines a set of possible reasons that a downloadable file might be considered dangerous.

A downloads.DownloadItem's danger property will contain a string taken from the values defined in this type.

Note: These string constants will never change, however the set of DangerTypes may change.

Type

Values of this type are strings. Possible values are:

file
The download's filename is suspicious.
url
The download's URL is known to be malicious.
content
The downloaded file is known to be malicious.
uncommon
The download's URL is not commonly downloaded.
host
The download came from a host known to distribute malicious binaries.
unwanted
The download is potentially unwanted or unsafe.
safe
The download presents no known danger to the user's computer.
accepted
The user has accepted the dangerous download.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic Support Yes No 47.0 48.0 33

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.downloads API.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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