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HELP! My computer won't let me download literally ANYTHING


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Nope, same error message :( Maybe I should just uninstall Internet Explorer and re-install? Is that even possible on a Windows machine, since it comes pre-loaded? lol
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Somehow I thought we had already tried uninstalling and reinstalling IE:

You can uninstall IE9 easily enough:
http://windows.micro...rnet-explorer-9

Then it will revert back to IE8 which you uninstall this way:
http://support.micro...kb/957700/en-us
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I swear I haven't forgotten! you are absolutely right, we did already try that :( I'm so so sorry for the delay
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It won't hurt to try it again.

I'm on a trip until tomorrow.
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It worked!!! I removed the IE 9 update, rolled it back to IE 8, and now it works!!! OMG!! Do you think I should just keep it as IE 8? I'm concerned about what will happen when it updates again.

I.... I cannot thank you enough. Seriously, thank you so so much, you've made my life functional again and allowed me to do my work. Is there anything I can do?
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I thank you should try downloading and installing IE 9. IF it doesn't work you should be able to uninstall it just like you did this time.
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Yep, tried downloading IE9 and it gave me the same warning again, so I reverted to IE8 and it works! Should I be wary of when IE10 comes out inevitably? lol I don't know how to thank you, seriously thank you so much
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No idea. If it does come out for Windows 7 then you can try it and if it doesn't work you can revert back to IE8 again.
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IF you Merge the scan.reg from post #102 http://www.geekstogo...ost__p__2258802 Does it stop downloading? (noscan.reg in #100 will undo it if necessary.)
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Yes, it stopped Chrome from downloading, and it shut down some of Avast's shields, but it didn't actually affect Internet Explorer, that still downloaded
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OK. Noscan.reg in post #100 http://www.geekstogo...ost__p__2258645 should put it back the way it was. I guess we can leave it like that. Just remember to manually scan anything you download or better yet submit it to virustotal.com.
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Oh okay, so does that mean that even though it may look like Avast is scanning it, it isn't?
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If Avast says it is scanning then I would trust it.
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