Error message when automating chrome. Chrome run by a program with restrictions is attempting to receive an audio stream.

  • 25 July 2021
  • 5 replies

On Win 10 in a Python script which accesses a Web site to log in a screen scrape some data, I’m getting this message: “Google Chrome run by a program with restrictions is attempting to receive an audio stream.

To automate access to the Web site, I use chromedriver.exe. 



In Kaspersky Settings/Application Control/Manage Applications I’ve ‘Allowed’ ‘Access sound recording devices’ rights for Chrome, chromedriver and python. Does anybody have an idea of what I need to do to stop Kaspersky giving this message? Although it’s totally irrelevant to the site - no audio is played - I’m perfectly happy to receive an audio stream from the source in question: the computer doesn’t have either a microphone or a camera.

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Welcome. One of the programs shown in the Run Sequence is not in the Trusted Group.

Hello richbuff 


Thanks for your reply. Chrome, chromedriver, and python are all in trust group ‘Trusted’.

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You’re welcome. And all of the others? 

All of them are in Trusted, and all rights are set to Allow:

Windows start-up

Services and controller

Host process

Windows explorer

Command processor



Google Chrome


An anomaly is that chromedriver’s digital signature is ‘Missing’ but it’s in Trust group ‘Trusted’ because I put it there, I think, but it was quite a time ago…

Anything else you can suggest?

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Hello @jacquesfrancis

Thank you for posting back & the information:ok_hand_tone3:

  1. When ‘Additional actions’ is selected, what shows? 
  2. Which KIS version & patch(x) x = letter, is installed, on the Windows Taskbar or Windows hidden icons, rightclick the Kaspersky icon, select About?
  3. Was a Group manually created - may we have a full screen image of the assigned apps? 
  4. In Chrome: chrome://settings/content/sound  →  are there any exclusions?
  • As an observation, it appears as tho an option: Remember my choice for this sequence & do not ask again, is required:thinking:

Please post back?

Thank you:pray_tone3:

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