Can't run download files in Windows 7 IE8

February 22, 2010 at 12:10:31
Specs: Windows 7
I can't run download files in internet explorer 8 when unkown pulisher exe. files run

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#1
February 22, 2010 at 18:58:50
Check your security settings in Internet Explorer, they maybe set too high.

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#2
February 23, 2010 at 15:45:56
I appreciate your response. I I had a computer crash by a McAfee tech, when I had a problem with Cox Communications "McAfee Internet Security" for Cox customers. This resulted in a reformat of my drive, and the computer would not respond. I also could not get video from monitor. The computer was 9 yrs. old, so I got one that had Windows 7 operating system and Internet Explorer 8 on it.

I can't find any answers from the help from Explorer help menu. I found a free website that would answer questions for a 30 day trial, then it is $139.00 a yr. I got disconnected from them, but from the beginning of their chat session, I was able to disable my certificate setting, so that I could redownload an expensive game I had bought. It could not download as the downing stopped with a security warning-"this file is a unkown publisher file. For security purposes, you can not download these files. Also, you need to check and see if this is a trusted site".

Thanks again for your help.

Mike Fields
fieldsmd@cox.net


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#3
February 23, 2010 at 20:33:13
Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools (top right), then down the list to Internet Options, when box opens, check the following:
Under Securities tab, the slide should be 'medium-high'
Under the Privacy tab, the slide should be 'medium'
I prefer to have the 'Inprivate browsing' off (both check boxes below)
Then look at other things to see if they are counter-intuative to your browsing, including the advanced tab. If you have any specific questions then post them back.

If you tire of Internet Explorer, or want to try something else, try Mozilla Firefox, it is a free download.
If you are careful, there are genuine quality free software out there.[others include Mozilla Thunderbird-Email; openoffice.org - complete office suite to name a few]
I do pay for antivirus, etc. protection (though I hear there are some good free ones out there) but I will no longer use Mcafee or Norton (the first since 1996, the second since about 2006)


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