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Delete downloaded files

Q: Delete downloaded files

Is it ok to delete downloaded files in the "download folder"?

A: Delete downloaded files

If you're done with them, sure. They are only things you should have downloaded with your browser from the internet, and as such if you don't need them, you should be safe to remove them.

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I have downloaded different files that I am trying to delete. I delete the file underdownloads but it is still under the screensavers or background.I am trying to clean up things and can't seem to get rid of them. I have windows 98 and microsoft but can't seem to get help from them. How many places are there to delete one file?
 

A:downloaded files won't delete.

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After downloading what was supposed to be the latest version of Adobe Reader, I went to my download folder to install it and found dozens of file folders that won't open. The files have labels that all start with FAP followed by numbers and a letter; for example: FAP19E0, FAP24D0, FAP26B2 and names like that. I cannot open any of them because I get the message "Windows can't open this file" every time. After I tried to delete them over and over, filenames appeared like FAP29AD - Copy - Copy - Copy.tmp so apparently they just kept copying as I tried to delete them.
 
I want to get rid of them, since they are cluttering up my Download folder badly and need guidance. Thanks!

A:Unwanted files downloaded and I cannot delete them

Hello Lumara, we need to get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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I have Windows7 32bit OS. For last few days I have been facing a very strange problem as follows:

My downloaded files get deleted as soon as the download reaches 100%. I have tried downloading with different web browser like IE, FF, Chrome, Safari, but problem persists in every browser.

I would appreciate any help in this regard. Thanks.

A:Downloaded files delete as soon as it completes

Welcome Sanju0011 to the windows 7 forum.

Have you checked your Anti-Virus as most check downloads and verify that the downloads are not infected

Also, what level of security are you running, you might not have the permissions to write to the download directory.

Also, what are you trying to download?? is it the same file? Have you tried other files?

Also, you might want to fill in your System Spec's

Rich

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Hi, I am still having a problem trying to get rid of a file dealing with Dialer.one0none. The only time this shows up is when running Norton Anti Virus scan, as being in c:/windows/downloaded program files\109554.exe. I cannot delete it using NAV. When searching for this file, it is no where to be found.
My question is this, Can I delete the entire contents of the c:/windows/downloaded program files? Maybe this would get rid of it.
I am running Windows XP Home ed. I am on cable and do not have my phone connected to the computer. There don't seem to be any problems other than this keeps coming up on my virus scan as a threat and when I try to delete it, it fails. I have tried the Safe Mode way, also have submitted a HJT Log earlier. I just need to know if the c:/windows/downloaded program files is needed. Thanks for your help. Roger
 

A:Can I delete c:/windows/downloaded program files

yes, you can safely delete the contents of that folder.
 

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Hello I downloaded a game then wanted to uninstall, and it left behind some files that take a bit of space up and I cant delete them.. How can I delete them? help please

A:[HELP] Downloaded a game and can't delete font files..

What happens when you try to delete them?

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When I click on Internet Options, Settings, view objects. Under dependency all show damaged. Is this right? I am running IE 7, Windows XP Home Edition and using Service Pack 3. I have been trying to get help and noone has responded. It won't let me delete disabled downloaded Active x controls.

A:Is it safe to delete all downloaded Program Files

I see no Settings tab in IE 7 .

Louis

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I downloaded some computer game files and now I am sorry and want to delete them but can't find the files that support them. The shortcut icons appear only on the fifth line of the Mozilla and I.E. browzer home pages. The address line shows the files at http://retrogamer.iwon.com/home.jhtml?tbdd=9197. The files do not appear under C:\ anywhere and the search function and Control Panel add/remove can't locate them either. Any ideas will be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Can't delete downloaded game files

Try going through the motions of downloading one of the games again and this time when you click to download the file take a good look at the path where the file will be downloaded, depending on your memory it might be a good idea to write it down. Once you have done that , Cancel the download.
 

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Hi all!

A bit of possible trouble in paradise. When in Control Panel > Internet Options > General Tab > Settings > View Objects > brings up the downloaded program files...are these the files used by some site to open something or do something...do I have any of that right...or what are these?? Well no matter...all but 1 of these files, show the status "damaged". Why? Maybe you can tell me cause I don't know! But the question I have for you is :
Can I delete these files? How? Just R.Click and then Delete...or because of this damaged status thing...gonna be a problem to get rid of?

Just trying to keep my 'puter all clean and organized as well as I can...thanks for your help!!

Parrot---Lee (ann)
 

A:Downloaded Prog Files-Damaged, OK to delete?

You can delete them. If required in the future they can be easily downloaded.
 

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So I got all nostalgic the other day and decided to download the free version of Command and Conquer. In my haste I found out that the ISO images wouldn't work with Windows 7, but they had a fix which was to download a different file and not use the ISO image. I had already burned it and tried to install off of the disc.

The ISO file is on my desktop which means it's on my SSD... so obviously I want to remove it as it is taking up 600mb's of space. I've tried safe mode, 3rd party programs, ending different tasks... and nothing is working. I searched this site to see if anyone had similar problems and searched for the specific problem of not being able to delete the C&C ISO across google with little success. It may be my weak google-fu, but so far I'm coming up short.

Does anyone have any bright ideas on why this isn't able to be deleted?

The error it gives is that the file is open in System.

A:Cannot Delete a downloaded ISO

I managed to fix my own problem.

The issue was a program that I thought had been deleted, but it had not. Magic Disc version 2.7 was used when I couldn't get the C&C burned disc to work. I guess other people have had issues when removing Magic Disc, so I had to go through and dig it out of the registry.

MagicDisc... not good! How to uninstall it when it fails. | Practically Quixotic...

That's the guide I used. Once I removed parts of it from the registry it let me uninstall the program and then I was able to delete the ISO file off my desktop.

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I downloaded a Christmas flashing bulbs for desktop off downloads.com for free and it downloaded straight to my desktop leaving me w ith no way to delete it or close. When I click on it on downloads to delete it says I cannot delete without closing it but cant find where on my pc to close it. Where do I find it to close it and delete the background?

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I downloaded some upates for Vista, but it gets to 5 out of 32 installed and then it freezes. So i reset it and then vista wouldnt boot so i did a System Restore using Safe Mode and tried again, and the same thing happened.

How do i delete the files that Windows Update downloaded to save hard drive space and stop the updates from installing when i switch off/reboot the machine?

A:How to delete downloaded updates?

to stop updates, after restore just go to control panel/ windows updates and untick the ones you don't want. then select ask me before installing updates.

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So I was dowloading files from a P2P network. I saw a file that was just junk and I want to delete it but my PC won't let me. I tried deleting it, dragging to the recycle bin, cutting, pasting but to no avail. Is this a virus?

A:Can't Delete A File I Downloaded From The Net

This will do it.Unlockerhttp://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/It will destroy that file. It'll make that file wish it was never created.Get it,, it's FREE, and remember this too:.... Don't compute without it!!You'll soon laugh at all those stubborn files that want to stick around... but you've decided that there's no more room for them.Tell those files to take a hike, and make it happen for good.

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Hello ,
 
I've been looking for a solution for the bad batch of updates in august
My laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Win 8.1 64 bit was on "auto updates"  but the updates, after several tries failed to install..and since have been withdrawn by MS.. Since then I've changed update settings.. but those useless files still in my update folder , and I have no clue how to  get rid of them.
Details as follows :
 
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2976627)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2966826)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2918614)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2976897)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2978668)
Security Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2993651)
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2981580)
 
Thanks in advance..
 

A:How to delete downloaded aug updates....

The Disk Cleanup tool in Windows 7 and 8.1 is suppose to clean up updates, give it a try.

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I am running Vista Home Premium. I have 7 downloaded updates to be installed for Mircrosoft Office 2007. I no longer have Mirosoft Office 2007 on my computer, I don't want to install the updates for it. But removing the check mark does not get rid of the download, it only stops the installation. How do I get rid of download?
 

A:Delete downloaded update that is not installed

Open Windows Explorer. Locate the System drive (the one with your OS on it) and click on the > next to it. Then Windows > Distribution Software, Then click on the Downloads folder so its contents is displayed in the right hand window. Delete everything in the Downloads folder. That should do it.
 

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Once XP updates are downloaded and I get a message that they are ready to install, is there a way to delete them rather than install?

Also, if XP downloads SP3 do I get the option to install or not install it?
 

A:Is it possible to delete downloaded fixes before install?

when u go to install sp3 it usually asks if u want to accept or decline the agreement. hit decline then hit dont ask me this again and it should stop.when the other updates are being installed just hit cancel and they wont be installed. hope this helps u.
 

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Winows XP, Outlook Express, Comcast.net E-mail server.

After I download my e-mail via outlook express, I get an error message - "This file cannot be deleted"

I cleaned out my delete file to assure that it was not the problem. I tried to clean my sent file, but none of the sent e-mails can be deleted. If I transfer the e-mails to a temporary file, then that file can be deleted.

I suspect that I have a corrupted index file, but I don't know how to find it or fix it. This may not be the problem.

Can anyone help??

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Can't delete downloaded e-mail

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how can i delete an update that has been downloaded but not yet installed? i'm sure that this update caused the corruption/deletion of my user profile and i've restored my system to a date before it was installed. but now anytime i want to turn my computer off, it wants to re-install the update. how can i avoid this? thanks!

A:Delete a downloaded Update that is not installed yet?

The best way clear the whole C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution folder and hide problematic hotfixes in Windows Update.Of course in this case you remove all downloaded hotfixes (wanted and unwanted).If you really want to remove only particular hotfix use any good 3p file manager (in my opinion build-in explorer is not good too to this kind operations) and search in file names hotfix ID,i.e if you want find data related to KB976672,you have to find in names this ID.

Relate to problematic updates:

If really some updates cause problems I suggest contact with manufacturer support or MS support,hidding updates is only temporary solution,if you leave it,you will have another problems with other updates in future too.

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i try to delete this program and it says

cannont delete : it is beiing used by another person or program.

close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
i restart and shutdown my computer and i still cant delete this. can someone help
 

A:i can't delete sopranos episode that i downloaded

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I am trying to remove registry cleaner but keep getting error message invalid INSTALL.LOGFILE message What should i do?
 

A:Unable to delete downloaded programme

When uninstalling a program you should first try the uninstaller that came with it,if that isn`t possible,use the add/remove option in the control panel,if that isn`t possible,delete the program folder.If you need a good,free reg cleaner- http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2048
 

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I cannot find my file after download. I observe it by downloading a large file through firefox and internet explorer however after completion the file was remove or deleted. I try to remove my AV(nod32) but issue still exists. This was also observe downloading torrent files.

Can some one help me resolve this i cannot download any file/s.

A:Auto Delete downloaded file

Do you click "save as..." or "run"?

Also, check to see which directory the download manager points to in order to find your file.

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some spyware thing installed itself onto my computer and i deleted some of the files from the program folder but some wont delete so i went to the task manager and i tried to stop the application, but it didnt stop, it accually started up again so i cant delete the darn thing....PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

A:spyware downloaded self to comp, cant delete

Hi and welcome to the Security Forum.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately, and, of course, all our helpers are volunteers.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please follow these instructions if you still need assistance.

Download ComboScan to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on comboscan.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - minimised > ComboScan.txt and maximised > Supplementary.txt.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of ComboScan.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).
Please attach Supplementary.txt to your post.


To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box: C:\ComboScan\Supplementary.txt

Click Upload.

Thank you for your patience.

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So the other day i downloaded some file to play a video.As soon as that was downloaded the spyware i use (norton antivirus) told me it had detected a virus. I instantly tried to delete this folder which was saved onto my desktop, but it instantly came up with a box saying "cannot delete E8BHG7HGB7: The directory is not empty". I have googled ways to help solve my problem, but no sucess..I have used a program called killbox but it could not delete it..I have tried various other ways that i have found on numerous sites but none seem to work or i am doing something wrong.Please help..This silly virus folder makes me feel defeated. Not sure if there is anymore i can do or jus give up on it..But thought i would atleast try. *sigh*.Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Please help!..cannot delete downloaded folder containing virus

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Somehow I downloaded Windows Genuine Advantage Notification. It now shows on the update icon, to be installed. I don't want to install it. How can I get rid of it?

I am set up to get notification of updates before they are downloaded, and I don't remember seeing the notification for this. Possibly I accepted it by mistake, when I thought it was for the MS Defender. I always go into the Custom Install to make sure which files are to be installed, deselecting any I don't want. However, this is the only one being held, and I can't seem to deselect it.

Can you tell me both how to get rid of this downloaded item without installing it, and WHERE on my hard drive downloaded updates are placed, pending installation.
 

A:Want to delete MS update downloaded but not installed

Why don't you want to install it ?
 

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My VAIO downloaded build 91, I don't want to install since it's my primary device :-(
Thank you!

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So I was downloading a couple files for work and when it asked me where to save them, I accidentally saved them in the recovery partition. When i try to open the recovery folder, it just says:

"Recovery Partition

Warning

This area of your hard drive (or partition) contains files used to perform a system recovery.

Do not delete or alter any of these files.

Any change to this partition could prevent a system recovery in the future."

That's all fine and good, but how can I get the files out? I can download them again, but they are quite large and taking up a lot of space in the recovery drive, potentially preventing it soon from being able to restore should i need it. How can I open this folder to extract the files?
 

A:Solved: Downloaded to Recovery Folder, need to delete

is this any use,http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...1PTJDg&usg=AFQjCNGdXOWimYwyY6Q_3UFsrhIBdAehiw
 

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so i downloaded a file. ran the exe it was really slow to install etc, but installed fine. friends of mine have downloaded and ran the install fine without any problems. one was using windows xp sp3 like me, and the other was using windows 7.

this is the same exact reason i had to reformat a few months ago, and i don't want to be forced to do that again.

i also used firefox to download the program.

just a few minutes ago i right click the file and it locks up explorer.exe and forces me to reboot.

ive even tried deleting the file through dos prompt and get the error

The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

A:[SOLVED] cannot delete newly downloaded file

try booting up in safe mode with command prompt and deleting it

Safe Mode Command Prompt - How to Boot to Windows XP Safe Mode With Command Prompt

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My Automatic Update downloaded the IE 8 update. I have no desire to switch to IE 8 at this time. How can I delete the downloaded file from Windows Update so that it isn't inadvertently installed?

I deleted out the files in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download but I'm still getting everyone's favorite gold shield indicating that updates are ready to be installed.

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My work computer has a variety of problems. We have no tech guy, so I need help! I have Microsoft office word 2003. When I go to my add/remove programs, it shows that I have Office Word 2007. That program was never put onto my computer. So when I go to delete it, it does nothing. I went to a component (Security update for Word 2007), tried to delete it and got this message: This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer patch package." I don't know if they are related, but I cannot download any microsoft updates to my computer anymore either. I get this message: "The detection failed, this can be due to a corrupted installation database." I have removed 2003 and reloaded it, but nothing has changed. I am NOT computer smart, so any help has to be in language and steps that I can hopefully understand. Thanks for your help!
 

A:Solved: Cannot delete Office 2007 which was never downloaded!

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Hello!

I am hoping someone here can help me. I was trying to stream a video and one of the many links i clicked on (most of which just play the video and that's it) automatically downloaded an .exe file.

When I go to the downloads folder, it will not let me delete it. I can not move it to any other folder. I have tried going into control panel and deleting it, but it does not show up there. I have tried deleting it through the properties (as i saw somewhere online) but that doesn't work either.

Nothing happens when I right click, and then click delete. I have seen many people having the issue of not being able to uninstall this same program, but they all say that it tells them it's currently being used, and there are specific steps to go through in that situation, but mine doesn't even say it's being used. It just does nothing.

I have not tried to open or run the file at all, because obviously i don't know what it is or want to run it. I just want to delete it completely.

Can anyone help?

This is the what the file name is: FLVPlayer_downloader-N0o2IATmt.exe

Thank you
I'm running windows 8, if that helps at all. I use Chrome as a browser. not sure if any of that info is needed...
 

A:Can't delete / move / do anything with an .exe file (which downloaded automatically!)

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I downloaded a snapfire image off a file sharing program (I know it's risky, and it looks like I'm paying) and I cannot move it to the trashcan, right-clicking does not give me the option to delete, cannot select for custom deleting with ccleaner, cannot move to spybot s&d shredder. It's just sitting, while I'm unable to do anything about it. I am running virus scans; hopefully they will detect it. If not, please tell me what to do and how to stop this problem in the future, because it can come from many sources, not just file sharing programs. Thank you.

Spybot s&d just finished and it didn't detect anything with it being most up to date with downloads and neither did ad aware se. It may not be a virus, and was probably made to just be an annoyance.

A:Unable To Delete Or Remove Downloaded Picture

hi solaris
have you tryed starting in safemode logging on as adminstrator and deleting it that way?

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I have a downloaded file that causes a buffer overrun for windows explorer.exe (I an using vista home basic). I know exactly where the file is but it will not allow me to even click on it and I cannot delete it. I have a paid subscription for norton anti-virus and I have run about a dozen more different virus scans and nothing finds it. Please help

A:downloaded file causes buffer overrun can't delete

Hello blurredvision80,

This may not be malware related. Because of this and because you didn't enclose any logs, I'm shifting this to the VISTA forum for now to rule out possible OS issues.

Orange Blossom

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My wife unfortunately hit the wrong button and downloaded Tuvaro, malware that redirects your home screen in IE and Chrome to a Tuvaro Bing search. I've googled it, saw several fixes, and I think I've fixed most of the problem, but whenever I open IE or Chrome, it redirects to this Tuvaro screen.

The program no longer shows up as a current program, I think I've deleted it with Malware Bytes and SpyBot, but it continues to do it. I've search the registry for "tuvaro" and can't find it.

Is there anything that I can do to get it to stop?

A:Downloaded Tuvaro, malware, cannot delete, redirects.

Try using AdwCleaner from the Bleeping Computer site.

AdwCleaner Download

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Hello, Please help me. I have Windows 2000 Professional. I'm pretty new to all this as I have only had a computer for about a week. I got some adware threats detected by Norton Antivirus 2004 and have done a lot of reading up and I am now tring to delete them.

One of the removal instructions provided by Norton promps me to delete a file in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files but when I go to view this folder it looks like there are no files inside. Now, I know there are files in there as Norton Antivirus has picked up one in there and when I view the proporties for that folder it states there are 12 files inside but when I view the folder with Windows Explorer it appears empty!

I've gone into folder option and changed the settings so it shows hidden files and hidden system files yet this still doesn't let me view the files in this folder. How can I delete this file if I am unable to view it?

If anyone can point me to a turorial that explains this or explain it to me I would really appreciate this.

Please help a n00b.

Cheers, Luke.
 

A:Unable to view files in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files

I'm assuming you have done this to Show hidden files and folders:
Go to Control Panel/Folder Options/View and select "Show hidden files and folders"

Also,place a check in "Display the contents of system folders"
And,uncheck "Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)"

If the above doesn't work try this:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
Create the REG_DWORD ShowSuperHidden (if it doesn't already exist) Set the value to 1, click OK, and close the Registry editor
 

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I have xp pro. In my kazaa shared folder. I can not delete this file if I right click on it I dont get a delete or properties just send to or play.When I just try to delete the itire kazaalite folder it says cant find specified file. No virus scan detected it as a virus. computer works perfect. but dont wont file. I HAVE NTSF. PLEASE HELP. The file is dont laugh, celeb - anna_nicole_
best_of_04_0.mpg Ok I seen her on E tv and was curius.
 

A:{RESOLVED}cannot delete a file thast was downloaded from kazaalite

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I downloaded an installer for a program i want to use (i know i know). as soon as it finished downloading my anti virus popped up saying virus detected with a box to perform an action, so i hit move to chest and a box popped up saying "cannot process "D:\DOWNNLOADS\reaper3.01.rar\reaper3.01install.exe\$PLUGINSDIR\3xl-pwn.exe\%PLUGINSDIR\3xl-pwn.exe""

so i go to try and delete the rar and a box pops up saying "this action cannot be completed because the file is open in another program".

I've run another virus scan on the rar and it popped up saying infection found, this time it let me move the infected file to the vault, but i still cannot delete the rar as it says the file is open in another program.

I believe this "3xl-pwn.exe" has hopped out and hidden itself somewhere on the computer. I'm running 2 virus checks right now and its found an infection in the rar still, same name and directory as before. but i've moved it to the vault, plus when i run a scan on the rar itself it comes up as clean.... bit confusing.

I've had a search through the computer (search function) and it can't find an exe called 3xl-pwn.exe, plus I've had a look at the processed running and there arn't any unusual ones. So is it dormant? i presume not as its 'running in another program" as mentioned.

i need some serious help on this, if my girl finds out i've gotten a virus on her... Read more

A:Avast found a trojan in a downloaded rar now i can't delete the rar as an exe within it is running somewhere else HELP!

Hello Psycho Nomad, Let's confirm what's happenning on your system.Please run MBAM (MalwareBytes Antimalware):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top... Read more

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In internet options under temporary internet files and then under settings view objects there 5 java runtime environment active X controls with yellow exclamation points. Is this supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix this? Also, the setting in my temp internet files folder is set at 1192. Is this correct or should it be changed?
 

A:Downloaded program files and temp files folder

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I have OS XP(3), IE8, Office 2010

I am trying to d/l a pptx file from our organizational website (that I use regularly). The file is shown as a pptx file (as displayed by the properties feature), but when I click to d/l it, it shows up as a zip file to be opened and the computer tries to unzip it, but doesn't do a very good job in doing so.

I have tried to d/l other pptx files from other internet sites and they work (d/l) OK.

I have the same OS on another laptop and it d/ls this particular file from this particular site just fine.

I can change (rename) the extension on this file (from zip to pptx) and it works fine

I have tried everything reccomended on various PPT forums and it hasn't worked.

The file association is Microsoft PowerPoint.

The file d/ls perfectly with Firefox.

What is it about the configuration of XP/IE8 that lets this happen?

The issue here is that this particular file has been posted to the website for members of our organization to d/l and use. Many of these members are not savvy enough to be able to 'manipulate' the file and use it as it was designed. I am tryng to make this d/l as user friendly as is possible.

A:PPTX files downloaded as zip files

Read this

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_xp/ie8-changes-downloaded-office-files-to-zip-why-and/98a0b844-a806-4ab2-a705-8b864e87da54

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When I download files using ie the download window indicates the files are downloaded but they are not there. I've been able to see the files being deleted instantaneously after being downloaded. Thanks
 

A:downloaded files not there

Does this problem only occur in Internet Explorer, or do you have another browser that works correctly?

Have you tried doing a System Restore to fix the problem?

If you can, post a HijackThis scanlog:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

I recall a rather similar, and unfortunately unresolved, problem in this thread. You might compare notes with it, particularly in regard to the programs you see in the Scanlog:

http://forums.techguy.org:80/windows-nt-2000-xp/465930-cant-complete-downloads.html?
 

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I have been unable to activate downloaded attachments which come down in zip format. At one time i had (?) a ZIP program Icon on my desk top as well as a 7-zip appearing in drop down menus, but neither of these programs would not connect to the downloaded attachments in zip format to unzip them. Can someone help me with this problem? Thank you !
 

A:downloaded Zip files

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i have tried changing the security settings of the file and also disabling avg but to no avail, any ideas?
it says

i would upload a screen capture but cant upload from file =\

A:can't run most downloaded .exe files

So what happens when you try to run downloaded exe files? Is anything else effected on the pc?

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Recently - I've been having a strange problem. when I download a photo or image, or even capture a screen shot and save it to a folder, I cannot see it in that folder. I originally thought i had not hit save properly or not saved a file that I thought I had - but when i tried to re download an image or capture it again and name it the same thing - I got a message saying there was already a file by that name in the folder.

I have tried ensuring all hidden files are shown, and refreshed the window to no avail. but when i restart the computer, I am able to see the files in the folder as the should have been displayed all along. also confusing - when i look in the folder after saving...say if I've saved 12 images into the folder from the net or screen capture, but the folder is only displaying 1 image - it was say the folder only contains one image...

how can i fix this so i do not need to reboot every time i want to see newly created images?

A:Can't See Downloaded Files

Sounds like a view issue on the folder itself, to be honest.

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Since upgrading my computer and reinstalling Windows XP Home with all upgrades, I haven't been able to run executable downloaded files (most recently openoffice but also Google Earth Pro trial). The files download properly but when I try to run them them, I get the message "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

I have no problem installing programs from CD.
I'm using IE beta 7 but have tried the same process using Firefox. All Windows Updates are complete. Running Norton AV 2003 and NVidia firewall set to Antihacking only.

Any ideas?
 

A:Can't run downloaded files

Look here: http://www.mcse.ms/archive59-2004-7-898432.html
 

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Hello, I have an HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It's actually been relatively fine for me until the last few days. I was having some problems editing video files and couldn't figure out why, so I updated to service pack 2. Around the same time, although I honestly cannot be sure that it was because of the update, none of my downloads will work. I believe it happened once or twice before I updated my sp but now I can't download ANYTHING. It's bizarre. The entire file will download and the file will show download progress just like normal. But, once complete the file shows up as 0 kb and doesn't open. I've tried using firefox 3.5.3 and IE 8...both do the same thing. I have also checked my permissions and made sure that I am allowed access to all of the folders that the documents are saved in. Nothing seems to help.

I really don't want to have to format/reinstall windows since I have quite a bit of stuff I would need to backup. Any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated. Thanks.

A:Downloaded Files are 0 KB...Need help

What antivirus are you running?

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I just did a clean install of Win 8 Release Preview, 64 bit. I moved my profile from C: (SSD) to d: (HDD) using a recommendation I found in the forum. I did not move the program data. I wanted to download and install some programs, but when I do, I can't get them to run. They are setup .exe programs. In IE if I click to open, nothing happens. I clicked on View Downloads in IE and it opens a Window with the downloads and if I try to open one a list is shown that asks how do you want to open this file and a list of programs like IE, Notepad, Paint, etc.

I've pre-ordered Win 8 to install when it is shipped.

A:Can't run downloaded files

Can you post a link to web page of the recommendation you followed to move profile from c: to d:.

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When I tried to download a file it told me that my Security settings did not allow the program to run. I shut off all security (norton 360 and Windows Internet options) but still nothing. This happens with all the programs now...Microsoft Security Essentials, Hijackthis...etc.

I think I a program called PC power speed is causing these problems...
 

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I just downgraded from Vista SP2 to Vista SP1 and by doing so, have somehow screwed up my downloads in both Firefox and IE8. Whenever I download in either one, the download results in a file that is 0 kb.

The strange thing is, Google Chrome somehow wasn't affected by this downgrade (if that's what caused this) and I can download files fine in that browser.

Can someone tell me what's going on here and how to fix this in IE8 and FF 3.5? I've already tried reinstalling FF and it didn't help at all.

A:Downloaded Files Are 0 KB

Why did you downgrade form SP2 to SP1? Try reinstalling SP2.

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Hi,

I'm new to Vista after buying a new PC, i have now just downloaded iTunes 4 times to a folder on my hard-drive and each time its not appearing (3 times to d drive and 1 time to desktop)

Is there a reason or something preventing my downloaded file from saving? each time its got to 100% and seems like its downloaded fine.

thanks
 

A:Cannot see my downloaded files

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I just finished putting together my new system and just about every file I download is corrupt. It either wont unzip or stops with and error during install with file corrupt. I can download file on old computer put on cd and install on new system no problem. System includes Asus A8N32-SLI Delus motherboard, 2 Asus geforce en7800 gtx top graphic cards (SLI mode) Western Digital HD raptor 74 gig,PC power & cooling 510 sli, windows xp home sp2. There are two dual gigabyte lan ports on the motherboard. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Downloaded files corrupt

I would run chkdsk to make sure you don't have any errors on your drive. Go to Start, Run, and type cmd. In the command prompt window, type...

chkdsk C: /F /R

It should ask you if you want to scan on the next reboot. Type Y for yes and then reboot. Try not to interrupt the process.

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After downloading and saving an exe file from an internet site extension jpg is added so that file appears as filename.exe.jpg. This just recently started on my XP so I have done something to add the jpg file extension. If I rename the file without the jpg extension everything works fine. What have I done and how do I correct it?
 

A:jpg added to downloaded exe files

Not sure what happened to cause it. Since it happened recently, try system restore.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084

sekirt
 

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I have two programs in this folder , one of which is my antivirus(norton) and the other is Download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab. I ran an hijack this log about a week ago and it did not show up on the log. Ikeep a log to compare readings, this scan it showed up on the hjt log. Are these programs already installed and can be deleted from the folder?
 

A:Downloaded program files?

The Norton one will be your update ActiveX,
The Flash is macromedia ActiveX control.

Both can be deleted,

However when you next update Norton it will be reinstalled, and by deleting the shockwave control will mean you will not be able to view some websites properly

Both are legitimate controls and can be safely left on your system
 

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I trying to download this program. When I do it saves it as a EFW file extension. This just started when downloading stuff with this ext. on the end of files. Now I cant open and run nothing. How can I fix this ext. file problem?

A:Files downloaded with EFW extension

Hi bassfisher6522,

I had this problem a while back. It was being caused by a third party AV program (CA Security). You can fix the file extension by renaming the file with the correct ext. (Example-.exe). Should work fine.

Hope that helps.
Gary

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My laptop suddenly has a problem. When I try to download from internet explorer or firefox I cannot complete installation. It starts downloading as normal but after clicking run the download window disappear and does not start any installation. I tried to download a new antivirus but I cannot, so now I have not got one because my old one does not start, I dont know why. And when I go to installation program
it fail to unistall it.
I did system restore because the volume icon and connection icon disappeared from the taskbar. They are back again now but I have this new problem I cannot download anything.
I dont know what I have to do. I am scanning the computer for viruses now again, because a week ago I got a pop up message from my old avg antivirus saying that there was a trojan horse backdoor generic 12. I manage to delete it I guess but I am not sure. Because when I go to my computer and click on windows and then click on download program I can see that Activex downloader say is damaged together with another file which I do not know what it is.
I tried to delete them but I get a message that I cannot do it.
Despite this my computer works fine, I can go online normally. The only thing is that I cannot download an antivirus and no other programs nor software. Do I have to do another system restore? Or what can I do. I got this laptop in May 2009 with window vista home premium service pack 2. Please help me. Thank you
Romana

Follow up to my previous message.

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A:cannot install downloaded exe files

Follow up to my previous message.
I scanned whole computer and no virus or threath was found.
When I try to download I do both option run or save.
If I click run after downloading the installation window just disappear, with no error message.
When I click save, it does not save in the end. I go check the location where I saved and nothing is there.
I tried to download AVG 9 free edition from download.com, with no success. \
I tried to download a spyware just to check if it was working, but I have same problem. I cannot finish the download because installation process will not start.
However when a got a message to update itunes, I manage to do the update.
So I think this happen just when I dowload a file from internet from any website.
If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know. Thank you

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hi.. I have recently downloaded quite a few mp3 files using the dowload manager called ReGet 4.0... once the file is downloaded im having a hard time finding the file in my computer.. thereofre i am unable to burn them on a disk or to add to a playlist.. I am looking where i saved the files but they just arent there.. I also tried to zip them and unzip them.. Please help!! thank you so much!
 

A:how to retrieve downloaded files?!?!?

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Hi,

The problem i have is as titled.

I have Windows XP Home SP2.

Just formatted PC yesterday.

I dont know what other information i can provide that can be useful ...

A:Downloaded .exe Files Are All Corrupted

Hi .What makes you say that all your .exe files (downloaded) are corrupted?Manufacturer/model of NIC installed?Have you checked the status of the NIC in Device Manager (looking for any indication of problem)?Have you run chkdsk /r or the Graphical Version equivalent?Have you checked Event Viewer for clues that may be related?XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Does your system have an nVidia chipset?Louis

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Hi,

I am using IE9 Browser on a Windows 7 Professional Platform. I would like to enable IE9 to open up a downloaded file (in this case .doc / .docx ) file directly without asking me if I want to Run / Save / Cancell the download.

(As an example : I have a word document on a website. When I click on the link for the word document I want it to open up directly in Word 2007. Without any prompts coming from the IE 9 Browser about saving or opening the file).

Is there a way to do this ?

Thanks,
Christopher.

A:How to Auto Run Downloaded Files in IE 9

1- With regards to auto opening documents IE downloaded I'm not sure that's possible.

2- With regards to wanting IE to automatically open documents once they're downloaded I'm not sure that's wise move! - Security/virus Issues.

Anyway I think #1 is intentional to prevent #2

My two cents.

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I tried to get to the new thread under dvd burning but couldnt find "new thread" - This is my 1st time here so please forgive me. How does one get a downloaded file into dvdshrink so it can be processed for burning? I have dvdsanta but trying to get the best use out of dvdshrink and dvddecrypter also. Thanks and thanks for your understanding.

A:downloaded files and dvdshrink

ok new thread is usaully under the thread chart .it's a gray button .

well first of alll u need to turn the downloaded file in dvd form.For movies, avi is only one single file. i use winavi.to turn avi movies into dvd form. after u've turned the avi movie into dvd form.go to dvd shrink, but i doubt the file will be over 4.7 gb. so this is mostly done with dvd movies.that are over 4.7 gb in size so that u are able to fit it on a dvd blank disk.

for dvd shrink to work u must open dvdshrink then press open files on the top menu . then select files then once that opens u press analysis. then after that's done edit what u want i usually get rid of the french language waste of space. then press back up and then whaa laaa . once that's done burn the files onto a disk using nero or any other burning program .

dvd decrypter works similar u open the movie in a drive then decrtypt it. then if the movie is still way to big then use dvd shrink
i usually only have to use dvd shrink though because dvd shrink has a bulit in decrypter .so it's an all in one process with dvd shrink .unless the file. is really protected then use dvd decrypter. have a nice day and good luck .

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Hey guys. I'm not sure where to start with this bizarre problem. I'm trying to update my .net framework from the microsoft main site, but everytime I try to install it, the file's always corrupt. I've even used the cleaner and then tried again.
Also; pictures load strangely in mozilla firefox like this: http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8644/236p.jpg
Flash based videos will bug out after 3 minutes or so, some youtube videos won't work at all, and websites don't load 100% sometimes.

I'm currently using a Dell Inspiron with Service Tag: 1KW3F1
Any help that you guys can provide will be very appreciated.

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I've googled for threads on this, but no fixes. I have seen some threads on this forum regarding this as well, one where the blame is mainly put on AVG Antivirus (even though one poster reports it happening on a machine with "NO Firewall, NO AV, NO UAC, Reset IE7 OR Newly installed Firefox (downloaded via another PC), One original User ADMIN account all running in Genuine Vista Ulitmate X86, SP1 and fully updated"), and another in which using Chrome is proposed.

What I'd really like to know is why my files disappear upon download completion.

It happens in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, but for some reason not in Chrome. I'm not switching to Chrome, so it's quite annoying having to switch between browsers to download a file. -And I guess I'm quite thankful I had Chrome installed before this happened.

I don't run a firewall other than my router's own, I have Avast Antivirus Home installed, and I've had it for several years without any problems. Disabling it doesn't change anything. I've done a full virus scan with no result, but I've never had virus issues anyway. UAC is turned off. Download location has no effect on the issue.

WHAT is going on? Anybody?

A:Downloaded files disappear

Try creating a new user account & see if it happens

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I have recently purchased a laptop from eBay and for some reason some .exe files don't want to open. I have tried to download Microsoft Office 2016 from the website, and uTorrent is another one I have tried as well. Whenever they download, it completes with a blank white default icon and they won't open when I try to.

I have run a full scan with malwarebytes and nothing was found. Anyone know how to fix this? I have successfully installed Firefox and Security Essentials too.

A:Can't open some downloaded .exe files

TSF does not support the use of Bit Torrent Clients like UTorrent etc. They consider this a tool to download pirated software, Mention of Torrents or UTorrent or any other Bit Torrent client will get your thread closed and a stiff warning.
That being said, Which Browser are you using? Clear the internet cache. Choose a different Download location. Try a different browser. Do you have any other security Software/Firewall configured?

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Hi, and thanks in advance for your help.

First, please note that this download problem does not seem to be browser-related. It happened both in Firefox and IE.

When I receive an attachment in an email and click to download it on FF, a FF download window opens up and I see the "progress" of the download happening. This is all normal. But when I click to open in (or try to right click to open off a menu) --- nothing happens. If I click save instead of open --- nothing saved where I've sent it.

Same as above if I click to download a PDF or exe file from a website. (With one strange exception: if I click on a link that instead of opening a pdf file directly, opens a new tab which then, with no further action from me, somehow "opens" a pdf, either in the tab, OR as a stand alone pdf --- appearing in the tray of open programs under the Adobe icon at the bottom of my screen --- which I then can save!)

On IE, the only difference is that once the dialogue box appears asking whether I'd like to save or open, and i click on one or the other, the dialogue box closes, but nothing has been opened or saved.

I run AVG anti-virus (free version), which is up to date, and reports no problems. I run a scan using their PC Analyser, which found some registry errors ---- which i could fix using their PC Tune-up..... except I can't open the download of its exe file!

I also run Zone Alarm's free fire wall product. I have run both these prote... Read more

A:I can't open downloaded files -- HELP!

When using Firefox, the download dialog shows your file and it's progress. When it's done, if you double click on the listing, it will attempt to open or run the file. Have you tried that to see if it works?

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Hello everyone,

Everytime I open a downloaded file, I see a ASCII Filter options window. The document opens up to a bunch of symbols that I do not understand. I have Open Office and the problem may be connected to that program. Anyone know how fix this problem. I have been researching this issue for a bit but have no luck finding a solution.
 

A:Help with opening downloaded files

Welcome to TSG. What files are you talking about, and what program are you opening them in? What is the three letter extention of these files, ie .exe, .doc, .iso ?
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 10 but cannot figure out how to scan a single downloaded file within Avast anti-virus. Can anyone help please?
 

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Hello,
When i download files which are greater than ~30mb they downloaded with MD5 corrupted.
If it executable Windows can't run it...
I suspect it happened after installin Winpcap and Ettercap.

Please help,
Thank You
 

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Right clicking a downloaded file used to allow you to scan it before you did anything with it (like Installing) But now right clicking the file does not give that option.
It used to allow scan with my AV
and scan with Malwarebytes

Is there now a way to do this before doing anything with the downloaded file?

A:How to scan downloaded files??

Originally Posted by Harrier


Right clicking a downloaded file used to allow you to scan it before you did anything with it (like Installing) But now right clicking the file does not give that option.
It used to allow scan with my AV
and scan with Malwarebytes

Is there now a way to do this before doing anything with the downloaded file?



Yes.

I just installed the 14 day trial version & played with it a bit.
You need to activate the context menu option.
A picture-

Then when right clicking a download you will see the scan option -

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I believe my computer was used to access adult only video downloads. how do i delete these from my computer if there are any? windows xp
 

A:deleting downloaded files

Welcome,

With Your browser open click Tools at the top and choose Internet Options and click on Clear History button.
Also clean your Temp folders out.

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
 

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I am having problems opening downloaded files from my email only. I don't know why. I use Windows Vista, Firefox and the email server provided at my university.

Basically what happens is this (I've included screen shots where helpful):

I get an email with an attachment and I click download to download it.

Then a window pops up saying that it has no idea what type of file this is but will save it anyway.

I look on my desktop where the file has been saved, and the icon is just a blank sheet of paper.

I double click the icon to open the file and it tells me that it doesn't know what file type this is, so I have to choose a program to open it. I choose the file type that I know this particular file is (in this instance, a spreadsheet file) and it fails to open.

Now, it fails to open for several reasons. Sometimes I'm told it's corrupted, sometimes it's the wrong file type, sometimes it needs to be converted, sometimes it's being used by another program. None of this is ever true. If we go back to the first picture, it's CLEARLY a spreadsheet file and should open in spreadsheet, no? So then why doesn't it do this?!

This happens with Word files all the time for me. I have probably 3 different versions of Word on my computer and all of them fail to open Word files downloaded from my email.

So, what's going on? Is this a problem with Vista, Firefox, or my email server? And how can I fix this?

A:Cannot Open Downloaded Files

Is that the actual filename?



You cannot have slahes in a file name. Also, the file extension = .sheet

Have the file resent or rename it with .xlsx file ext.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a problem with IE6.

When I click a file to download, I am prompted with a box asking me if I want to save or open the file. If I click save, the file saves properly and I can then open it. However if I click open, the file does not seem to be created. If it is a .txt file for example, notepad opens up and says that it cannot find the file (the path is something like Temporary Internet
Files/content.ie5/something). The issue does not occur with IE7.

Any ideas ?

Thank you.

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Hello, my name is Ryan and I'm having a problem with added UFO extencions to my downloaded files. I've recently put an email on a microsoft community support site, so here it is...

After downloading a specific type of file from online,
I am unable to access it in any way. This seems to happen
with files that are saved as the .UFO type. For example,
I've recently tried downloading AOL instant messenger,
which saved as Install_AIM.exe.ufo, but after double
clicking on the file, and trying to explore its contents I
am unable to open it in any way. Many other files I've
downloaded also cannot be opened. I have a windows XP home
edition, and I have netscape 7.0 as an internet provider.
Any help would be welcome. Thanks.

Hello Ryan,

It appears that some application is adding the .ufo extencion to your
downloaded files. This may be due to using some type of download manager or
even possibly some other 3rd party application running in the background,
you might want to check the settings in Netscape to see if the cause might
be with the browser. You might want to try the download using Internet
Explorer, if this is successfull then you might want to contact Netscape
support for assistance. Your example of the AOL (Install_AIM.exe.ufo)
download you might try to remove the .ufo from the file name and then
double-click the file to see it it will run.

Thank You

Bobby Mikkelson
Microsoft
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A:problems with downloaded files

I have never seen any files with two extensions such as .exe.ufo
 

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Hi

On a new Asus Laptop with W8.1 x64, fully updated, all downloads of executable files are suffixed _exe
instead of .exe (underscore exe instead of dot exe).

Renaming them to .exe fixes the issue but that does not fix the problem.

I have seen that there are a number of posts regarding this issue but none seem to have a definitive answer.

I was hoping that someone could steer me to an way to fix this that does not involve convoluted usage methods.

Regards

Daniel

A:.exe files downloaded as _exe

Does this happen if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? See here for how to get to Safe Mode with Networking:

How to Enable or Disable New Startup Options Boot Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1

See the last Note:




If you disable the Windows 8 Startup Options GUI boot menu, then you will be able to press F8 at boot to boot to the Advanced Boot Options screen.

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Hi '
I did a disc clean up today and noticed that in the C\Windows Downloaded Programs Files one had a Damaged , under the status its creation date was 08/27/02 last accesed today 10/15/05, the program file was 9F1c11aa-197b. Do you remove things like this, do they cause any harm all the rest looked okay allthough on 2 files it said the status was UKNOWN> Thanks Clank

A:Downloaded Programe Files

Hi there,Start > Run > copy and paste in:sfc /scannowClick 'OK'You will need your XP/2000*Grinler disk. If you don't have it and instead only have a recovery CD, there is a work around. View the following link for a tutorial:http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.htmlsfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.It's a safe way of dealing with things like that ;)..let me know if that solves the issue.Big SmilesHS

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Any exe file I download or copy from other p/c will not run.
I get a message saying file not found , pls. use your "file find" option.
All exe files having "install or setup options" will work properly.
I got this problem after a partial software re-installation.
Thanks for helping
Forteezio

A:Downloaded *.exe files will not be found!

Have you tried a system restore to a date previous to this partial software re-installation?

What software were you trying to install when it failed?

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Hello,

I recently attempted to get help by posting this post in the HijackThis help forum. I got no response so I assume I put the post in the wrong place or something.

I really need help. My fiance's computer is about 1 year old and runs on Vista. The computer has been getting worse and worse to the point that it's almost unusable. The internet connection is unstable when using wireless, and recently it started downloading files to some weird unknown invisible temp folder. We are unable to download the Panda virus scanner in the "steps before asking the tech support forum for help" thread or any other program or thing that we try to download. I copied one of the error messages that come up when we try to download and open things:
_________________________

External Protocal Request

an external application must be launched to handle this file: links.

Requested link:

file:///C:/Users/circuitcity/Desktop/activescan2_en.exe

Application: file

If you were not expecting this request it may be an attempt to exploit a weakness in that other program.
cancel this request unless you are sure it is not malicious.

(Launch application) (Cancel)

_________________________

If I click "Launch application", nothing happens.

When we try to open and install files in .zip format, it says

"Cannot execute "C:\Users\CICUIT~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.022\setup.exe"
or whatever the filename for the file is.

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I downloaded a few files from my Onedrive and Internet (Application form) and when finished deleted them. I sent them to the recycle bin and emptied my recycle bin. The next day they reappeared. Every time I delete them, they still return the following day. I have tried permanently shredding and that has not worked. I have wiped all file history, cookies, cache etc. I can't access command prompt as I'm on my works computer. This has happened for months now. The computer runs on Windows 7.

A:Downloaded files keep re-appearing.

I think it is syncing with OneDrive which is what it is supposed to do. Go to your OneDrive and delete it there. At worst, I'd try going to OneDrive on the web and delete from there.

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First I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question. I currently have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro installed on my computer. I'm wondering what would I have to do in Windows in order to have the option to save files I download from email attachments or other ways as PDF instead of having to later on go back and save them as PDF.

Thank you

A:Save Downloaded Files as PDF

Welcome to the forum.

Are the attachments and/or other downloads, pdf files?

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So I downloaded mkv file in Firefox, but instead of saving it I clicked open :xp:
So after the file got downloaded the video opened by itself. I tried saving the video but it crashed while saving it.
So can I find the backed up video somewhere on my C-drive or is it deleted permanently?
I am using Win XP-SP3.

A:Can I find my downloaded files?

The file is in a hidden Temporary Internet File, looking for it would be like looking for a needle in a hay stack. You can go to Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View put a check box in Show Hidden Files and Folders, and uncheck Hide extensions for known programs. Then do a Search for *.MKV files making sure you search for Hidden Files.
It would be far easier and faster to just re-download the file.

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I downloaded an electronics design program but I can't open the tex. files. When I go to 'find online' I get another reg fix download site. I don't need another reg fix program. What do I do to open a tex. file? I'm using windows OS Home XP with service pac 3 I know this is probably a dumb question, but my screen name says it all. Please have mercy. Thanks

A:can't open downloaded files

Are you sure that they are tex.files? Maybe txt. files?

What program and the URL for it would help us.

BG

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So I say this problem happened about 2 weeks ago. I've had this Compaq desktop for almost 4 years and never had this problem.

The computer one day kept receiving the error "Windows Explorer has stopped working" (problem details)
Code:
Problem signature:
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Error Status Code: c000009c
Faulting Media Type: 00000003
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79

Read our privacy statement:
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and once I clicked "restart the program" the desktop apps would disappear and reappear and the "Windows Explorer has stopped working" error would keep repeating itself over and over again.

After finally getting rid of the problem after a couple Norton Full Scans and system restores, I downloaded an .avi file on the desktop and the error came up again. I caught a glimpse of the file before the desktop restarted itself and saw that the picture wasn't on the video file like all my other videos are. After I struggled to delete it, the problem was gone. So I thought that file was corrupt.

Only problem is that every file does that same thing. Like, I used a torrent to download a movie and the folder had several files in it, but the icon folde... Read more

A:All downloaded files are corrupted.......I think

Download and run Malwarebytes, after install check for any updates and run a full scan. When that is completed let us know the results and also run sfc /scannow a system file checker.

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Hi everyone!

I am tryng CIS free on a useless netbook (where sometimes I try sw without messing up with my primary PCs).

when I start the browser (FF) in CIS sandbox and I download files, then I can access them only in FF download manager (the arrow on the top right). I can't find them in my download folder, I can't find them in shared space.
Could you tell me where I am wrong? where should i find them? because I want to use them out of the sandbox (they remain in the sandbox)

I mean I d like to do like in SBIE .

Maybe I set the security option wrongly

Looking forward to hearing from you

thank you in advance
 

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Hey guys,

When I try to download a file from the Internet, I get a box sasying "Run/Open", "Save", and "Cancel" as always. When I click on either of the first two options, however, the box simply clicks and unclicks with no actions following it. Almost as if you click "Post" in a forum, but you hold the click on it and move the cursor elsewhere, stopping the system from performing that action. On some days, I can get my system to download about 5 files before I can no longer click "Save" or "Open".

Any ideas?
 

A:XP not saving downloaded files

try to run a virus sweep through your pc. then try to get another browser like firefox. and see if the problem still accurs
 

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From time to time, my CPU rises to 100% and pretty much lags me out from doing anything.

- I have all the latest drivers installed.

- sometimes, the CPU is fine, and when im done downloading a song or a .zip file, the files end up being corrupted or the song ends up skipping because it wasnt downloaded correctly.

- videos on youtube tend to load very slowly at times, and its not just from the server ive tested the same videos with my laptop and all runs smooth.

I was wondering is this because of my Video card or possibly my Power supply ? im not to sure whats causing the problem. And I dont see any certain program pop out as being overworked. Firefox is being used the most at around 50% and Ive only got Winamp/ZA Firewall and Firefox open with all this lag still.

- All of my drivers are currently updated from Windows update

Heres my system specs, any recommendations or probable upgrades I should do to my Pc/ Or help is greatly appreciated

CPU: Intel Pent 4 3.06GHZ, 3065 Mhz, 1 Core (2 Logical processors)
Memory: 2 GIGS of DDR2 RAM
VIDEO: Geforce 9500 GT
Power Supply: 300 Watts
I remember before installing Windows 7, windows 7 advisor said theres probably going to be problems running Windows Aero with my Graphics card.

A:100% CPU / Downloaded files corrupted /

No, your graphics card should be working perfectly well with Aero. I highly doubt it has anything to do with power supply.

I'm beta testing ZoneAlarm Extreme myself and have found it to be excellent. They just put a new version which you might want to get and install. You can upgrade without removing the old one.

Here is a link to that: https://www.zonealarm.com/security/e...A-60day-1user#

But what you should really do is use the backup feature found within ZoneAlarm so it saves to your documents folder.

Then completely uninstall ZoneAlarm from your system. You can restore your settings from the backup easily when you want to reinstall.

Point is, get that off your system and then tell us how things are.

We have similar CPU and you use all the same apps as me. Nice.

Another recomendation, although it's unlikely will fix anything, is to visit NVidia's site and install the driver for your graphics card from there. WU drivers...well....are WU drivers...even though they are from the manufacturer too.

Here is the graphics driver you should be using: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...1.07_whql.html

And very good luck to you!

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Hi,

I have an interesting and recent problem. If I download a file with windows explorer, its file extension is automatically converted to .exe, even if it is a jpeg, zip, or any other file. I have no idea why this happens but it is a huge problem, because I have to rename every file extension manually.

Any ideas?

Thanks.....
 

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ok i want to save a zip file from downloading it, but everytime i click a link for a zip file it opens it directly up instead of asking to save or open it. how do i fix this?
 

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Well this a new one, yesterday I was downloading a movie, via Utorrent as I have done so many times before. As I do with all my films, I saved them in the directory downloads / Tv shows and films / films / movie title. As I expected, the torrent downloaded fine without any issues and I was about to get ready to watch the film when I noticed something odd. The folder containing TV shows had completely disappeared. Additionally, I then checked the films folder, to notice all but 4 films (Including the one being downloaded) had also disappeared. I've spent the past hour researching, running malware scans (found nothing), losing the files doesn't bother me, at most, its an inconvenience. What's concerning me is how this could have happened, as mentioned above, I have ran multiple scans and found no evidence that the torrent could have been infected. I've looked on a google for several hours and found very few cases of something like this happening. If anyone could shed any light on this situation or has experienced anything like it before, your assistance would great. Again apologies if this is not in the right place.

(edit - I should point out, when I say disappeared, I mean complete gone from my system. I have checked the recycle bin, tried searching the names of movies and so on. I only have to look at my partitioned drive to see the additional 150GB of space that it now has.)

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A:Downloaded Files Disappeared

Hey JJLyon-

Have you tried doing a search for the actual files themselves? You might want to have a look at the Everything program, which is a good search utility to have around anyhow.

Also, you might take a quick look in the OneDrive folder in case they were Auto-saved. See HERE.

b1rd

Edit:
I just noticed that you already did try a search, so I guess disregard that part of this post.

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Every time I try to open IE I get a pop up "Track and View Your Downloads" which brings me to .htm file with a save prompt. I originally ran eset online and found the following infections:
 
MSIL/faketool.PS trojan
win32/InstallCore.PS (twice)
win32/DorgeCapturer.A
 
And several programs I was advised to use by the BC Advisor were blocked from installing. The downloads were corrupt with missing files. But I was able to use another PC to successfully download the files and completed the scans as directed.
 
The link to forum is: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559879/track-and-view-your-downloads/
 
At this point, no threats detected by Malwarebytes, Sophos, and ESET online scanner. However, both issues still exist (1) IE won't open (only the pop up appears) and (2) corrupted downloads.
 
We have also used Microsoft FixIt and Windows Repair (all in one)
 
Here is the DDS.Txt:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by cape at 15:10:30 on 2014-12-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5708 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A:Keep seeing pop-ups in IE and downloaded files are corrupt

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hello everybody ......
I'm using an hp laptop with windows 7 home basic 64 bit . I have a big problem in downloading files . Whenever I download any file from the internet with any extension and try to open it , it says "File Is Corrupt" . Also , while playing a youtube video , it stops playing suddenly , although the grey tape ( that shows the downloaded part of the video) is full . I tried many different browsers , also i tried downloading youtube videos using real player , it always doesn't work .......

Please help !!!

A:corrupting downloaded files

maybe there's a virus in your system. You should run a full system scan with your updated AV. Of maybe there's a problem in your hard drive.

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after i do a Windows Update for XP how do i find them in my computer to make sure they installed completely? i can no longer get the Update History Page either via Tools/Windows Updates/Options 'check to see your current installed files'' to display while at the Windows Website for Updates/Downloads that used to show what my compter had installed previously when notified that ''updates' for Windows i.e. security patches/upgrades, etc. are available, ''choose custome or express'' please can you help me? thanks in advance
 

A:How do i find downloaded files?

I'm pretty sure that if you go into the Add/Remove programs winows, there's a checkbox that says "show updates", from there it'll list all of the updates and that would tell you if they've been installed correctly..
Sorry I'm no longer running windows xp, so i'm not positive on this
 

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I just downloaded some business cards template from H-P. They downloaded, but go into a win-zip format and I can't open them. (The site says it wil download into word. This has happened to me twice. If I try to un-zip they go to pictures in my Photo Suite softwaare.) I dohave ZipMagic on my Windows ME machine.
 

A:downloaded files go to winzip

Welcome to TSG myodie. I'm going to put your topic in the Business Applications forum since it evidently involves Word.

But do let us know what the file extension is on the files you are trying to download (you can also try right clicking on the link and selecting "save target as" to specify a download directory if possible). Try to supply a link to the files you are having problems with so others can check them out.
 

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I am using Windows7 operating system with complete updates. I have ESET Smart security installed with the latest updates as well.
The problem I am facing is that not matter where from I download the zip or rar files, i am always getting the CRC error in files. These error recover when the files include the crc data, but in most case it is not included into the archives.
Can anyone please help me in this regard, I have downloaded archives of 2 to 3 GB but one can imagine the pain you get after getting a CRC error in it.
Help please.
I have no idea what is going on...

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Whenever i try to open a downloaded file, it wont let me. The "open" option is gray. Here is what it looks like:


For some reason, i can't renew my Avast license key. It keeps saying "invalid key" each time i change it. Also, Avg 8 trial has expired. So basically, i am anti-virusless. I only have spybot available.

Since i cant download any files and open them, i cant get any new anti virus software. What should i do?

EDIT: i also have tried updating vista. It does not work.


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A:Can't open downloaded files! help me please

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I run Firefox 3.0.3 under Windows XP SP2 Home.
I have downloaded, a new batch of .jpg files from a trustworthy site that I have been using without any problem for a couple of years. With the latest batch of files I find that whenever I try to open any one with PaintShop Pro, I get an Open File - Security Warning asking me if I really want to open it from an unknown publisher.

If I check the file's properties, I find it is blocked. I can unblock each file individually, either by changing the property or by checking an option on the Security Warning.

I can see no reason for this happening suddenly. I have found various possible solutions proposed (but for slightly different environments or file-types), but they do not work for me. Is there any really proven solution for either preventing the blocking in the first place or removing the block en bloc?

 

A:Blocked downloaded files

Check the security settings under the Advanced tab of Internet Options.
 

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