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  1. lukeram

    lukeram Thread Starter

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    Hi.
    I'm an advanced computer user currently studying I.T at university and normally solve all my friends and family computer issues but I a)don't have time and b)don't really know about this one.
    The problem is:
    When I download something (for example HijackThis) I click, save as, or run, the download box comes up, downloads, then beeps and disappears, the downloaded item isnt on desktop or whereever I save it. I am using IE7 (latest version) have an up to date software package, am running a legit copy of AVG that has started to stuff up lately. Definately don't have a virus, have reset IE settings, turned off all firewalls, virus scanners and tried, etc etc, and it isn't working.
    I saw a thread recently from a girl who has the same problem but everyone was just getting frustrated because she couldn't tell them anything. I will be able to give you more info.
    My PC stats are:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz (not overclocked)
    Asus P5K Pro
    4GB RAM
    250GB HDD
    1TB EXT HD.
    Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-E.
    Vista Home Premium (legit copy) 32bit.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Hughv

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    I'm not sure what's happening, but I've noticed that Vista uses a folder called "Downloads" by default (It's about time).
    Take a look in that folder and see what's there.
    Of course, Vista has all those wonderful (?) search features also.
     
  3. lukeram

    lukeram Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Not in the Downloads folder and not anywhere to be found on the computer.
    What happens is this:
    1. Click Save As
    2. Choose destination or Run (Say... Desktop.)
    3. Download begins, bar fills as the file downloads.
    4. Download completes, download box disappears. Nothing else happens.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Truly weird. It's got to be a popup blocker or firewall, maybe an IE restriction.
    I'd download Firefox and try downloading the file again.
    Just for laughs, look in the AVG Virus Vault.
     
  5. lukeram

    lukeram Thread Starter

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    Yeah, well I would love to download Firefox and check but thats the problem.. I can't download it!
    That's what I thought, but I have turned off all IE settings, all firewall, all anti-virus, everything. Not in virus-vault either..
    Good issue huh.
     
  6. TheOutcaste

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    If you uncheck the Close this dialog box when download completes check box, then click the Open Folder button when the download finishes, what happens?
     

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  7. lukeram

    lukeram Thread Starter

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    Solved -
    Solution: Get rid of AVG. **** program.
    Thanks for the help guys
     
  8. RoOoM101

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    i had nothing but problems with avg running on vista, i swear by avast, specialy with the x64 versions. tell you the truth, avg has never been any good with any kind of x64, what the hecks the problem with grisoft?
     
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