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TEXAVERY

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I use Windows 98 and connect to the net through AOL . After downloading some stuff from the web I found I had problems downloading and I thought I might have picked up a virus. I have checked my system on Symantec and it says no virus I have also checked with AVG same answer. The problem seems now to revolve around downloads. Every time I try to download, the dialogue box appears then quickly disappears, if I am quick enough I can catch it and click ok the next box appears asking me where I want to save the file, but as soon as I click ok it too disappears. When I open Download Accelerator it closes immediately. Is there any setting that would cause this or is it possible for a virus to be deleted but leave undetectable problems behind, that's scary. I have uninstalled AOL and tried with another ISP but the same thing happens.

Anybody got any suggestions?
 
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Hi Texavery,and welcome to TSG.I see you mention Download accelerator in your post.Alot of them have spyware and that can be the cause of the problems.Lets have a look at your startup programs.Go to Start>Run>type in msinfo32>click ok.Click on the+
sign next to software environment,click on startup programs,click edit,select all,edit,copy and paste the page back here.Am on my way to work but someone here will go over it and check for spyware for you.
 

TEXAVERY

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Hi Beach51,

Thanks for your reply but before I got to your post I found the solution. It was a pop up ad killer called Nopops which had a wrong setting and was assuming that my download dialogue box was a pop up ad . Everything is back to normal.

Thanks again,

Texavery
 
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