why all my files are downloading in .exe extention.

August 5, 2016 at 09:21:13
Specs: Windows 8.1
sir , i have windows 8 pc and whatever files i am downloading are downloaded in .exe extention,is that a virus activity , and if it is tel me the solution. please help??

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#1
August 5, 2016 at 14:03:14
They should only be exe files if they are programs.

Malware activity is possible, run these three small freebies in the order given:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...
(blue Download button).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "download" button rather than the "buy" button).
Install and Run the program but before running the Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

Please copy/paste the logs on here - further steps might be required.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
August 5, 2016 at 18:38:13
Where are you downloading files from?

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