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Windows 7: Regular format of downloads folder

06 Jun 2014   #31
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
So far I haven't found it so I must be lying or drunk.
Don't worry about that, I just thought a separate discussion could be started mainly, if you find the other post too that just extra.

Sounds like pretty scary stuff to me.


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06 Jun 2014   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have corrected my post # 20 to give warning to all and ask for help.
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06 Jun 2014   #33
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

There's an interesting discussion on Chromium - it's old, but it might be something to try.

Thread -> Issue 153212: Downloaded files disappearing on Windows
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tsbas...
Summary: Downloaded files disappearing on Windows Oct 5, 2012
#46 I had the same issue and solved it this way:
Start->run regedit

Find this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments
Set ScanWithAntiVirus to 1.

Probably not the best work around, but it was getting reallllly annoying not being able to download files. I can change it back once a real fix comes along.
There are lots of ideas and links in the thread, but the one above seems quick and easy to test.

dev.Chromium punted at the end as it wasn't a Chrome browser issue.

One other link pointed to Internet Security zones - so you might want to take a look at those settings in Control Panel > Internet Properties
Security Tab
If you don't have any cutom settings, try hitting the
Reset all zones to default levels.

Another ting to consider - resetting your browsers. Try IE first and see if that has a positive effect on the downloads issue. If after a month (intermittent issue) without resolution try resetting Chrome. You could of course just reset both now and see if that helps.

Internet Explorer - Reset
Chrome Browser - Reset to Default

Why IE when you use Chrome? Windows and IE are tied together very closely. Think of IE as Control Panel Internet Options.
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07 Jun 2014   #34
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
There's an interesting discussion on Chromium - it's old, but it might be something to try.

Thread -> Issue 153212: Downloaded files disappearing on Windows
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tsbas...
Summary: Downloaded files disappearing on Windows Oct 5, 2012
#46 I had the same issue and solved it this way:
Start->run regedit

Find this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments
Set ScanWithAntiVirus to 1.

Probably not the best work around, but it was getting reallllly annoying not being able to download files. I can change it back once a real fix comes along.
There are lots of ideas and links in the thread, but the one above seems quick and easy to test.

dev.Chromium punted at the end as it wasn't a Chrome browser issue.

One other link pointed to Internet Security zones - so you might want to take a look at those settings in Control Panel > Internet Properties
Security Tab
If you don't have any cutom settings, try hitting the
Reset all zones to default levels.

Another ting to consider - resetting your browsers. Try IE first and see if that has a positive effect on the downloads issue. If after a month (intermittent issue) without resolution try resetting Chrome. You could of course just reset both now and see if that helps.

Internet Explorer - Reset
Chrome Browser - Reset to Default

Why IE when you use Chrome? Windows and IE are tied together very closely. Think of IE as Control Panel Internet Options.
Hmm went into regedit and there doesn't seem to be a "Current Version" folder under the "Microsoft" folder which stopped me from getting any further.

The security zones was already at default levels.

Finally I've just reset Chrome, but I don't have IE anywhere (not in control panel) as I remember disabling it via the Windows Features tab. We shall have to wait and see now to see if the problem persists.

Thanks for your help.
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07 Jun 2014   #35
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Yeah, some of that "malware" is hard to remove if you can find it. It can leave behind a service that uses a backdoor through a svchost.exe process. Unless you happen to catch the communication with a TCP Viewer, you never know it's happening. It gets buried with 10-20 other legitimate svchost processes. I found that problem with an often recommended free video converter and downloader. I suspect it was reporting everything you downloaded back to home base--Also a Chinese IP address. But it would run whether you were downloading videos or not. I caught it by accident while watching something else with a TCP viewer.
How bizarre. So would you recommend me to install a TCP viewer and keep an eye out for any communication which doesn't look normal?
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07 Jun 2014   #36
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slartybart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanchal View Post
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I was suspicious about using/removing that program but there were no remnants of the program once installed. I have checked the program files folders and nothing. I tried the revo uninstaller and it didn't even show up as a program to be removed. So i assume that when i uninstalled it, it actually uninstalled it.

Thanks though.
you're welcome.

Ignatzatsonic makes a good point, could you post a screen shot of what revo did find installed? The details view provides more information than the icon or list views.
See: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

thanks
Regular format of downloads folder-capture.png
Regular format of downloads folder-capture1.png
Regular format of downloads folder-capture2.png


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07 Jun 2014   #37
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

That's more than I expected, but I don't see anything that might be troublesome.

Thanks for posting the full list.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanchal View Post
Hmm went into regedit and there doesn't seem to be a "Current Version" folder under the "Microsoft" folder which stopped me from getting any further.

The security zones was already at default levels.

Finally I've just reset Chrome, but I don't have IE anywhere (not in control panel) as I remember disabling it via the Windows Features tab. We shall have to wait and see now to see if the problem persists.

Thanks for your help.
This is a bit disconcerting there doesn't seem to be a "Current Version" folder under the "Microsoft" .

I think you would have more issues than downloads, but maybe not.

try this: open a command prompt and type the following
reg query HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ /s > rqHLKMpolicy.txt
exit
Please attach the rqHLKMpolicy.txt that should be in your user folder.

Thanks
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07 Jun 2014   #38
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slartybart View Post
that's more than i expected, but i don't see anything that might be troublesome.

Thanks for posting the full list.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanchal View Post
hmm went into regedit and there doesn't seem to be a "current version" folder under the "microsoft" folder which stopped me from getting any further.

The security zones was already at default levels.

Finally i've just reset chrome, but i don't have ie anywhere (not in control panel) as i remember disabling it via the windows features tab. We shall have to wait and see now to see if the problem persists.

Thanks for your help.
this is a bit disconcerting there doesn't seem to be a "current version" folder under the "microsoft" .

I think you would have more issues than downloads, but maybe not.

Try this: Open a command prompt and type the following
reg query hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\ /s > rqhlkmpolicy.txt
exit
please attach the rqhlkmpolicy.txt that should be in your user folder.

Thanks
rqHLKMpolicy.txt


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07 Jun 2014   #39
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks and phewwwww - the registry entry is there.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments
ScanWithAntiVirus REG_DWORD 0x3
The post I linked suggested changing it to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments
ScanWithAntiVirus REG_DWORD 0x1
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07 Jun 2014   #40
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Thanks and phewwwww - the registry entry is there.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments
ScanWithAntiVirus REG_DWORD 0x3
The post I linked suggested changing it to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments
ScanWithAntiVirus REG_DWORD 0x1
Okay great. All done, so have we found a fix?
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