Lately, whenever I click on a download link in Google Chrome, it redirects to another link starting with
s3.amazonaws.com, which in turn gets blocked either by Chrome or by my Antivirus (Comodo Internet Security). Copying the same link into
Firefox or(*) a download manager downloads the file normally.
I have tried resetting Chrome settings, disconnecting my Google account, removing all extensions, disabling all plugins, and performing a system scan, but the issue persists.
My question is: What exactly is
s3.amazonaws.com? Is it malicious, or is Chrome mistrusting it? And how do I fix the issue?
An example file that invokes such behavior is Pandoc
msi setup from this page
(*) It no longer works with Firefox