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Duplicate Download files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tgrover54, Apr 24, 2015.

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  1. tgrover54

    tgrover54 Thread Starter

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    I confess that I have never seen this issue before a client showed it to me, and googling everywhere has yielded no results. So I bring it to you in the hopes someone out there has seen it. Running Win 7 on a Dell Latitude laptop. Every time this client downloads a file from Chrome (either email attachments from gmail or downloads from websites) the folder downloads into his Downloads folder and ALSO is duplicated into another folder! And it isn't always the same folder! I have checked the settings for Chrome, and the Downloads folder is the one and only folder set up for download destination. What the heck could possibly be going on here?:confused::eek:
     
  2. CleaverX

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    Is it possible that could be a download helper or accelerator plugin that kicks in his own download process? I have seen it before
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    He needs to check for nasties if he hasn't done so!!
     
  4. tgrover54

    tgrover54 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies. I will check Chrome for accelerators that may have sneaked in, but there is no way this client would have installed one on purpose. He simply isn't that tech savvy. I've run Malwarebytes with no results, so I don't think it's malware. Hmmm . . .
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    That is usually the problem...... ;)
     
  6. CleaverX

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    Accellerators and download helpers are not usually malware and they can easily be installed if one does not pays close attention to what it is agreeing to download. Many download sites have that option enabled by default.
     
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