when i try to download an application it is d

April 21, 2011 at 11:18:37
Specs: Windows XP
any *.exe application file i try to download, the dialog box says you have choosen to open *.exe
which is a : Binary File

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#1
April 21, 2011 at 12:27:52
Not sure what you are trying to do. You want to Save the EXE without opening it ???

I have not done that in awhile. But Right Click on the EXE, then click 'Save As...' or may say 'Save Link As...' or may say 'Save Link Target As ...'


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#2
April 21, 2011 at 14:29:47
I think that is simply a warning that an exe file is a program (therefore it could be a virus or it could be quite valid).

Best bet is always Save to a folder instead. Then if you right click the downloaded file you should get an option to check it out with your virus checker. If it's clean then you Run it by double clicking it. Clearly it will install something but that maybe OK - it depends on what it is (which you would presumably know).

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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