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Cannot download .exe files from internet

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You are my computer's last chance before I reformat it ...or go long distance cpu punting. I know my computer probably has some spyware on it, but I can't download any online scanners or blockers because when I click to download it, the bottom portion of the webpage indicates that the file is being downloaded from the webpage, but when I move the mouse it changes its status to "Done" without successfully downloading the content. I am able to download other content from the internet such as mail attachments or pictures, but cannot download any .exe files.

I also cannot read .pdf files b/c my computer cannot locate the files to uninstall adobe 5.0, thus preventing the correct installation of the latest adobe.

And yet another: My computer will not acknowlege use of the USB ports. I have tried multiple devices that have worked well in the distant past, but for the last year or so the computer will not identify the devices (scanner, webcam, camera, etc).


Edited by michelle0018, 13 July 2005 - 09:48 PM.

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i dont know much about computers, but it seems like there are a lot of corrupted files on ur computer, when was the last time u ran an antivirus scan, how recent are the virus definitions, if possible get a spyware scanner from a friend, or go to www.pestpatrol.com and get a free scan from there, see what u have on ur computer.
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