Can't download anything from Internet
Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:57 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:02 AM
Can I interest you into using a new browser? Firefox, is way better than IE. It has more features, better secuirty, faster and much more. This should resolve your problem, but if you wish to carry on using IE7 we will work through getting your problem fixed.
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:05 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:11 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:12 AM
Run CCleaner, this will automatically clean out your histroy and your cache. Then try downloading a program to a different directory (So instead of downloading the file to the harddrive, download the file to C:\Downloads)
Let me know if this changes anything. Cool
Edit: Remeber that IE7 is just a BETA version and may have errors.
Edited by spike_hacker_inc, 04 June 2006 - 09:14 AM.
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:19 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:28 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:34 AM
Please read this: Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log (Click on the link)
That will give you steps that will help you clean up 70% of the problems yourself. Then please download "Hijackthis" and run Hijackthis with log. Save the log file here: Malware Removal - HiJackThis Logs Go Here
When you have followed all these steps. A Geeks To Go Staff Member will help you fix your problem.
(Note: Please be patient, the "Malware Forum" is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual.)
Thank you and goodluck.
Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:01 AM
Have you tried using or creating a different User Account and testing under that? Go to the User Accounts applet in the Control Panel. You can just enable the guest account for testing purposes. You will have to logoff and log into the new account. Try to download from this Account..
Also,try booting into save mode with networking and then try a download. To do this , start tapping the F8 key after a restart until a menu comes up. Then choose the Safe Mode with Networking. This will boot a minimal load of the OS. And see if you can download firefox/Hijackthis successfully.
Then follow spike_hacker_inc instructions...
Posted 10 June 2006 - 05:57 PM
I wasn't able to definitely determine the root cause of my issue, but I was able to get FireFox onto a SD card and load it up. I can now download without them disappearing, and run my NAV updates and the like.
I did eventually run HiJack This, as well as SpyBot Search And Destroy, Trojan Hunter, Windows Defender and a thorough virus scan...all were negative. So I chalked it up to Windows IE 7 and have made FireFox my default browser once again.
I am not sure what if anything changed about IE7 to cause it to not allow downloads, but I wasn't able to find any settings changed or anything that appeared out of the ordinary.
It was quite strange though to see downloads hit the desktop for a couple of secnds and then disappear.
Thanks for all your help.
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