[weird bug] Winscp causes google chrome to freezes randomly

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[weird bug] Winscp causes google chrome to freezes randomly

Hello,

Winscp causes google chrome to freezes randomly. It seems to be occuring when Winscp uploads a file. If I manually kill the Winscp process it unfreezes google chrome.

Winscp version: 5.13.4.0 (But the problem also affected previous versions)
transfer protocol: sftp
I'm not using the gui but the c# library.

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Re: [weird bug] Winscp causes google chrome to freezes randomly

It's not rare that Internet provides freeze internet connection during an upload.
Chrome possibly tries to access Internet at that time.

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If I open firefox while chrome is frozen I can browse internet just fine. And as soon as the winscp process is killed, chrome is unfrozen. But what is weird is that on my home computer I have been using winscp and chrome for years whitout issues but it seems some software on my work computer is causing winscp to freeze chrome. I have multiple vpn software installed on my work computer but it's very hard to trouble shoot which software is causing the issue since I need these software to work and the freezing issue is very rare.

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WinSCP does not interact with Chrome is any way. Sorry, but I do not know how to help you.

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Re: "This application could prevent Chrome from working properly." ... WinSCP 5.13.3

jasonbuechler wrote:

My Chrome instance crashed and when I reopened Chrome, this was the page that came up
(chrome://settings/incompatibleApplications)

https://i.imgur.com/Y2IuP0S.png

"Learn how to update applications" links to https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142063#blocked
Thanks for your report.
I've read about that message now:
https://www.howtogeek.com/363826/why-is-chrome-telling-me-to-update-or-remove-incompatible-applications/
Though WinSCP is for sure not "injecting code" to Chrome. So this looks either like a false positive or some kind of virus/malware infection.
I indeed do not have WinSCP listed on that page, even when I'm too using both WinSCP and Chrome.

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