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Old 05-02-2007, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For about 2 months my comp can't download .exe From the internet. What is wrong? I click on the exe download link and it acts as if it's gonna start downloading but there's no progress. No error messages or anyting like that, just no progress. I did not do anything to my configuration can anyone help me out?
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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clear your hosts files
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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clear your hosts files
Could you please help me on how to do that?
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't find the old links here since they have upgraded and I don't remember. try googling it
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How positive are you of this fixing the problem? If is true how did it ever get messed up?
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I found this


Clear Your Hosts File to Help Prevent Web Page Redirection - Spyware and Adware


No ways is this the problem. anyone else have input?
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anyone else know?
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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still havent fix my laptop
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Could try upgrading to IE7 which wipes some of the old IE6 settings. Also you rub a spyware/adaware check also might want to try for viruses to
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Do you have a firewall that could possibly be blocking the download of the exe file? If not, a temporary fix could be: right click on the download link, and select "Save File As...", see if that works.
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