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gritbox

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one of my contacts was sending me a file over msn file transfer. when i went to play it it said "xp has blocked this due to potential virus" i know theres no virus on it so is there any way to passby this or turn this off so i can view it? thanks
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Hi gritbox, Welcome to Geekstogo

Two questions:

What do you use for a firewall?

What are you using for virus scans?


Best regards,

EMCguy
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hey, im using the avg virus scanner as recommended from here and just basic windows firewall
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Hi gritbox,

Have you tried shutting off AVG?

Does it look like a real AVG message?

Best regards,

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hey, no its got a wee windows icon it seems to be a windows thing. i thought it was msn itself not allowin me to open it, cos it downloads then i click the link to play an it tells me its not lettin me, then the file vanishes!
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Hi, gritbox

So you think its the Windows firewall blocking it then. Have you tried lowering the firewall settings temporarily, while you are just transferring this file?

Best regards,

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Is it a .exe file? If yes that is normal as MSN wont let these files be played or downloaded.
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nah its a .avi file. i got by it by asking ma pal to rename it so the extension wasnt in the file, then i just re-applied it once i dwloaded it. im sure thats not the orthodox way of doing it but it worked!! haha thanks a million for ur help guys
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Glad we could help
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