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Windows 7: Programs won't download.

23 May 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry for my short post. I assumed every one would understand.
McAfee can be your problem. It has caused so many problems many have just given up on it and chose another anti virus.


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23 May 2013   #12
Zuko53

Windows 7 upgraded from Vista 32bit
 
 

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what is your internet speed? if it's too slow it may be difficult to download large files without the use of a downloader
Slow or fast, it should still work. I once downloaded a file that was several hundred megabytes in size back when I had dial-up. Yeah it took a long time, but it worked.

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I would start scanning for malware if I couldn't download!
How are you trying to download - IE, Firefox, something else, ...?
Can you post a screen print of the error you see?
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Can you post a link to where you are trying to download from?
There is no error posted. When I go to the Revo website, I simply hit the download button and I got a a screen where I hit run and it goes into the process of downloading and even shows the percentage of downloading done and when it hits the 100l percent, it says it could not be downloaded.
Which browser are you using?
I tried Yahoo and MSN both. Same result. I think it might be a good time to re-install 7 and start from scratch.
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23 May 2013   #13
TwoCables

 

Are you using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or...?

Also, in addition to the answer I'm looking for here, please read Layback Bear's most recent post above. In a nutshell, try disabling McAfee entirely.
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23 May 2013   #14
Zuko53

Windows 7 upgraded from Vista 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Are you using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or...?

Also, in addition to the answer I'm looking for here, please read Layback Bear's most recent post above. In a nutshell, try disabling McAfee entirely.
I tried I.E then Yahoo and I even went to Google. Too, I tried a System Restore to a week ago (May 15, 2013). It starts out OK and says it' initializing but I just stay there in he middle of the screen and nothing happens for over a half hour so I just shut my computer off and got back on.
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23 May 2013   #15
TwoCables

 

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Are you using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or...?

Also, in addition to the answer I'm looking for here, please read Layback Bear's most recent post above. In a nutshell, try disabling McAfee entirely.
I tried I.E then Yahoo and I even went to Google. Too, I tried a System Restore to a week ago (May 15, 2013). It starts out OK and says it' initializing but I just stay there in he middle of the screen and nothing happens for over a half hour so I just shut my computer off and got back on.
At this point, I have to refer you again to Layback Bear's post about McAfee. Disable it entirely and then try again. If you're not sure how to disable it, then I recommend searching the internet for guides showing how to disable the version of McAfee that you have.

By the way, Yahoo isn't a browser. Did you mean Firefox?
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23 May 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This might help.
How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
Their many other sites, just Google Remove McAfee.

Disabling it will not be good enough. I recommend removing it and give MSE a try.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tials-download
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23 May 2013   #17
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I know you're probably partial to McFee because it's money spent, but at least try to rule it out as a cause. I'd say to uninstall, check, then reinstall.
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23 May 2013   #18
Zuko53

Windows 7 upgraded from Vista 32bit
 
 

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I know you're probably partial to McFee because it's money spent, but at least try to rule it out as a cause. I'd say to uninstall, check, then reinstall.
Problem is that I have it as part of my Cox internet and if I uninstall it, I may not get it back.
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23 May 2013   #19
TwoCables

 

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I know you're probably partial to McFee because it's money spent, but at least try to rule it out as a cause. I'd say to uninstall, check, then reinstall.
Problem is that I have it as part of my Cox internet and if I uninstall it, I may not get it back.
No, it's just software that's installed on your computer. If you uninstall it, then you can get it back. All you have to do is run the installer again (unless you deleted it), or go to Cox's website and get it back the same way you obtained it the first time.

The same is true with Comcast: they provided McAfee for free to their subscribers and they had an easy way to get McAfee back if you uninstalled it or upgraded to a new computer, etc. It's always there to download from their site should you ever need it, and Cox is no different. Except, Comcast switched to Norton.
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23 May 2013   #20
Zuko53

Windows 7 upgraded from Vista 32bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zuko53 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
I know you're probably partial to McFee because it's money spent, but at least try to rule it out as a cause. I'd say to uninstall, check, then reinstall.
Problem is that I have it as part of my Cox internet and if I uninstall it, I may not get it back.
No, it's just software that's installed on your computer. If you uninstall it, then you can get it back. All you have to do is run the installer again (unless you deleted it), or go to Cox's website and get it back the same way you obtained it the first time.

The same is true with Comcast: they provided McAfee for free to their subscribers and they had an easy way to get McAfee back if you uninstalled it or upgraded to a new computer, etc. It's always there to download from their site should you ever need it, and Cox is no different. Except, Comcast switched to Norton.
OK, I'll give it a shot.
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