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Cant download anything, please help


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undun40cal

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I recently removed, "Speedbits - Download Accelerator Plus" and now i have no idea how to get Windows to be my default downloader again. As of right now, when i try to download something, it does nothing. Theres no dialog box asking me where i want to save the file to or anythng for that matter. Someone please help me :tazz:

Edited by undun40cal, 30 May 2005 - 06:27 PM.

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If you have the time navagate to:

http://www.generatio...uf/downfile.htm

youll porbably find your solution there>
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Im still looking into this but have you looked in your internet options yet to see if all is default?

also, take a look at this:

http://www.sawtoothd...topic.php?t=121

Edited by djgotee, 30 May 2005 - 06:41 PM.

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I have been to both the sites posted here, but to no avail. I even went to Microsoft, but nothing has turned up yet. My internet options are set to default also. I have read a few posts in this forum about IE being in the add/remove programs menu. I have no such thing on my pc. It seems that even though i'm using IE, it is not in my system as a registered program, which may be the reason it is not in the add/remove program menu. What should i do now and is it windows thats acting up or IE?

Edited by undun40cal, 01 June 2005 - 03:00 PM.

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http://www.softpedia...inSockFix.shtml

download, install, and run the above...seems I recall DAP installs something in the winsock chain...normally, it removes with uninstall, but perhaps it is stuck
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http://www.softpedia...inSockFix.shtml

download, install, and run the above...seems I recall DAP installs something in the winsock chain...normally, it removes with uninstall, but perhaps it is stuck

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I wish i could download PERIOD. When i click on a download link, nothing happens at all. Most web pages automatically initialize the download saying, "initializing download or download starting automatically, click here if download doesnt start." I do everything i'm needed to do to download, but nothing happens all. I dont get an error message or a dialog box. Thanks
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use a different pc, copy to floppy or cd
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Is there another way of trying to fix this prob? I dont have access to any other Pc but this one. Do you think there is an internal way of taking care of this besides system recovery? I had to clear my rollback points and disable it altogether because of trojan removal processes. I guess in the process, my default download agent was removed (ADWARE) and windows never regained control of the downloads. Kazaa was also removed too with a number of other adware and spyware filled programs but they wer not removed the conventional way. i didnt go to Contol panel/add/remove software and remove them myself, they were removed by one of the numerous anti spyware/trojan/virus programs that i have on this comp. Is it possible that although the D.A.P software has been removed, it still controls the downloads?
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Heres a somewhat less technical solution... have someonedburn u a cd/dvd with such files asyou need an maybe more, then use that once they mail it to youl.. or you couldbuy offof ebay such a solution.... ifu want i mihgt consider doingthat once i get my own desktop up an runnin again, of cours that solution requires trusitngus with your address :tazz:

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Peace be with all of You
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does ur computer stop responding after u clicked the download link??
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does ur computer stop responding after u clicked the download link??

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No, my computer doesnt do anything. it responds but doesnt download.
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try going to
tools, internet options, programs, manage add ons and see if u have pbblocker helper class and disable that

that might help u
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try going to
tools, internet options, programs, manage add ons and see if u have pbblocker helper class and disable that

that might help u

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There is no refrence to pbblocker in my add-ons. I did notice that if i want to do an online virus/spyware/maliware scan, i can. i think most online virus scans download the needed components to run an online scan to my hdd. That works fine and dandy but It seems that when i try to download things myself, nothing happens.

later on that day........


Problem resolved (for now).


I figured out a way to get my downloads again. I went to the "Search" in the start menu and looked for DAP. When i found a file from that software, i went to the folder it was housed in and found the uninstaller for DAP. On a chance, i used the uninstaller and now i can download again with the default windows downloader. I guess when DAP was removed by my Antivirus program, it didnt remove all the main files, just some. Luckily it worked. I hope nobody else gets in this kind of trouble. :tazz:

Edited by undun40cal, 01 June 2005 - 05:50 PM.

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glad to hear it....just so I can sleep tonight, is this sp1 or sp2?
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glad to hear it....just so I can sleep tonight, is this sp1 or sp2?

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sp2
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