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Windows 7: Can't Download Anything Using IE, FF & Chrome

24 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
Can't Download Anything Using IE, FF & Chrome

Guys I'm having this very frustrating problem recently. I've been using IE pre-installed in my laptop running Windows 7 Home Basic. For the first month, IE runs smoothly and I can download files & attachments with ease. Then one morning when I tried downloading mail attachments, the download was stuck to partial percentage (6%--). After 30 minutes, no progress was observed so I tried downloading it again several times. Still the download was stuck to certain partial percentage and just basically freezes there. To my frustration, I tried to download files outside my mail, such as mp3 files from filestube and mediafire and I noticed that downloads doesn't work anymore. After I clicked "Download" button, certain partial percentage appears and my downloaded file is stuck. Since I cannot download anything on my current laptop, I tried downloading Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome browsers on my old laptop running Windows XP. Downloading was successful and I copied the downloaded browser files and installed it to my current laptop. After I installed FF and Chrome, I tried to download my mail attachments to check if IE was the problem but STILL the same problem persists. I CANNOT download anything using different Internet browsers. I hope someone can help me with this problem since I need to download files for my work. Appreciate your kind feedbacks. Thank you!

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25 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

So, you are able open and read websites, but you can not download anything?

Do you have free disc space, especially on disc C:\?
Have you check your computer for malware?
(You can use free products like Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool or Malwarebytes etc.
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28 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit

Thank you for the reply. Sorry I wasn't able to update you. I've already figured out the problem. My McAfee Firewall was the one preventing the downloads. I just turned it off and all downloads resumed. Silly me. All Internet browsers are working perfectly fine.

Problem solved.

Appreciate your immediate response.
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28 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

I recommend you remove McAffee to replace with Microsoft Security Essentials. McAffee is one of the worst anti-viruses.
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03 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit

Really? Thanks a lot. Will remove it now.
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03 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

Also if you wouldn't mind going over to thread tools and mark as solved
And McAfeee does have a bad repution for System related problems. If i remember correctly they even had an instance where their virus definition list mark a critical component of Windows as a virus and caused many computers to be unable to load Windows

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