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Can't download anything?

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    Join Date : Oct 2008
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    Can't download anything?

    Hi, I hope someone can help me!

    I have a HP Pavilion Laptop running Vista Home Premium.

    I have a problem that I am unable to download things. I click download and the bar fills up with blue and it says saving to desktop, but when I click to the desktop, nothing has downloaded. I have tried using 'run' instead of save and the blue bar fills up and it says saving to temporary folder, but then nothing. I can't open e-mail attachements that need downloading or download any thing from the net at all.

    I have tried several system restores to various different dates and got something to save to the desktop once, but now anything I try and download doesn't download.

    I have tried running the computer in safe mode with networking but the problem still occurs. I have also tried resetting internet explorer, but again that does nothing.

    I have tried sfc /scannow , but it came up with no violations or errors.

    PLEASE do not ask me to download another OS, as I can't download anything!!!!!

    If anyone can offer a solution I would be really grateful.

    Many thanks in advance - Jemma x

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    Join Date : Apr 2008
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    Re: Can't download anything?

    May it caused any virus?Check your system any outside tool i.e use->Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    Hi I have AVG virus protection and that has come up with nothing as has Sybot Search and Destroy.

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    Re: Can't download anything?

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    The only problem is I can't download anything.... lol, so am unable to download any new virus software.

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    Scanning on allive system by using any antivir or antimalwere installed on a system is not credible because many viruses specialize to hide before installed any security software,someones can deactivate sucurity software either,if the world will be so simple there are unnessary antivir utilities like Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool or ComboFix used on x32 systems only on other forums or online scanners ->scanning by using these tools is much more credible but there are little groups of viruses which can hide before them either->in this way you should use any liveCD with antivir created on system which fully free from viruses or use special preparated liveCD with antivir i.e CLICK->Index of /devbuilds/RescueDisk/

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    Thanks Flavius, unfortunately I cannot download the Kav_Rescue_2008.iso as I am unable to download anything at all. this is my problem...

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    unfortunately I cannot download the Kav_Rescue_2008.iso as I am unable to download anything at all
    You must use other computer of course ,ask your families...

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    I've been fighting this same problem for the last week. I downloaded Foxfire (from a different PC) and emailed it to myself and installed it. This was good for about 1 download. I finally removed all of the windows updates from October and this didn't help initially so I re installed them on the next boot up. Now I can download from IE - haven't tried reinstalling Foxfire yet. Who knows if it will last but at least it's something.

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    Re: Can't download anything?

    I have just solved this problem, as someone mentioned in an earlier post it is do to AVG 8. You must uninstall, if it will not let you uninstall, restart your computer in safe mode then uninstall through the control panel. I would recommend not installing a trial version of AVG again as this was such a headache.

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