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Windows 7: all downloads stop after a few seconds

24 Mar 2014   #1
Hendrickx

Windows 7 x64
 
 
all downloads stop after a few seconds

Since a few weeks all my downloads on a Dell Inspiron 620 stop after a few seconds. I have 5 PC's at home and only this one is having the problem. I tried both wifi and fixed line to the router, I removed Advanced System Care, disabled Norton Antivirus and Firewall, etc etc. I tried it from IE as well as Chrome, same problem. I also have it in programs e.g. Java related downloads, or Spybot updates. Any tips? Didn't have it in the past so must be software related. As I tried it on the Dell wifi card as well as the build-in realtek ethernet card I guess it's not a driver issue.


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24 Mar 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.
The good news is your computer can be fixed.
The bad news; once you have use Advanced System Care it just might take a Clean Install.
Some will think this method is extreme so hang around for more ideas.

Clean Install Windows 7

It has been two weeks. Have you done this.
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24 Mar 2014   #3
Hendrickx

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm using Advanced System Care also on my other PC's without issues, so it sounds unlikely that this is the cause
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25 Mar 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Try using Clean boot,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Review your Startup section and see if anything was left behind,
Cheers.
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26 Mar 2014   #5
Hendrickx

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thxs, I performed the cleanstart and discovered residual McAfee services, deleted them using a McAfee uninstaller, but the problem still persists. After a cleanstart I cannot test the download function as there is no network, is there a cleanstart function that still enables a browser and network?
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26 Mar 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes Safe mode with networking,
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Advanced-startup-options-including-safe-mode
Ultimately you might need to re-install Mcafee/ activate it referring to Mcafee support and use the uninstaller to get rid of it,
But refer to Mcafee's settings to make sure no removal protections are enabled before attempting to get rid of it again,
Cheers.
Some people have found Revo uninstaller good ?
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30 Mar 2014   #7
Hendrickx

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The full uninstall of McAfee was succesful using the McAfee unistaller, so that's off the PC, only Norton is there now.
When I boot in safe mode I do have network, but can't open browsers due to proxy issues. Does somebody now a test download (of at least 10Mb) that I could try in safe mode? Or is there a way to make browsers work in Safe mode?
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31 Mar 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here on post#7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
https://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/316404-instant-savings-app.html
Or download it from bleepingcomputer.com
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
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31 Mar 2014   #9
Hendrickx

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I ran the Adwcleaner, it did some cleaning but to no result, downloads still stop after about 5 seconds. Furthermore the network connection is excellent and online games etc work perfectly well, just downloads taking more then a few seconds will abort. Any further tips?
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31 Mar 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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