Can't Download Anything

March 25, 2009 at 07:13:48
Specs: Windows Vista

Running Windows Vista on a new machine - If I try to download any file from any site, get run or save option. If I choose run, nothing happens at all, window disapears and nothing else happens. If I choose save as, I specify save location, progress bar shows download, but then dissapears at end & no file appears in file location. I have searched PC and no trace of downloaded file. Running AVG Virus. Any help much appreciated.

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March 25, 2009 at 14:19:41

Disable the firewall & Windows Defender for now. See what happens.

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May 22, 2009 at 00:59:59

Hi All..
I have found on various forums that people are struggling to
download files and programs on vista. I am using Vista
Ultimate and had the same problem.My Web Browser was
Firefox and I could download files and programs but as soon
as the downloading finished, the file disappeared, not to be
found anywhere. I have tried everything from changing user
accounts to re-booting my PC as well as deleting add-ons.

I was watching a clip on you tube and saw a advert of Google
chrome. As I knew I wont be able to download it, I just tried.
Clicked the download and save button.. downloaded as usual
and tadaah... IT STAYED ON THE DESKTOP (my location for
downloaded files). As quick as a blink I hit the setup button,
installed Google Chrome... and now.. by using Google
chrome as my web browser... I CAN DOWNLOAD ALL
FILES, GAMES, MUSIC, PROGRAMS..... as I always did!!
Hope this solves your download problem too.

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May 22, 2009 at 16:25:24

I have been using Vista for over 2 years and have never had this problem.
One thing I will say, you should never use the run option, always download first giving the antivirus a chance to scan it before installing.

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