Downloading issues

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Madturk, Feb 21, 2021 at 7:51 AM.

  1. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    Using Windows 10 with MS Edge. For some reason, I recently can't seem to download any files. Keep getting error message that it couldn't do a virus scan. I had disabled McCafee a while back, so its not that. I tried everything they tell you to do in the tech forums and still nothing. Have run malware and virus scans and nothing shows up. Even disabled my virus protection and VPN and same message.

    Do I need to uninstall Windows and reinstall? My only fear is that I wont be able to reinstall it again.

    Any of you tech types have any other suggestions?
     
  2. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork Touched by His Noodly Appendage

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    Use a different browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Chromium.

    Edge sucks.
     
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  3. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    That's the problem. I cant even download it.
     
  4. Madturk

    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    So must have had a version of Chrome already downloaded. Got it working fine and still the same error message. I did the whole step of typing redegit in the windows box and following the instructions form there. Still not working even when I turn anti virus off. WTF?
     
  5. YodasBeast

    YodasBeast Green Power, Bitches!

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    It sounds like you've got some sort of malware in there. Try rebooting in Safe Mode with Network connections and try cleaning it up. Download the new Chrome or Firefox. Uninstall the old. Uninstall software that you don't recognize (after searching on your phone to see what it is and if it's necessary). Download MalwareBytes and run it. Download AVG Antivirus (it's free and pretty solid) and run a deep scan.
     
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  6. TheMadStork

    TheMadStork Touched by His Noodly Appendage

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    I'm not even going to speculate what kinds of websites you've been browsing to pick up something screwed your PC up that badly.

    My guess is that we're talking NIPS-level perversion.
     
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    Madturk Barry McCockinner

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    Lol nah been a good boy lately. Nothing out of the ordinary. I think I'm just going to bite the bullet soon and get a mac book.