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Downloading in Win98

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#1 Markil


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Posted 20 August 2004 - 09:21 AM

I'm having a strange problem. I use w2k, friend has 98. Ive been trying to help him clean up his machine, Already found 11 viruses. While trying to download Dustbuster xp, I noticed the download was appearing as a jpg. I tried downloading various freeware. All others come down fine. I downloaded and installed Spybot S&D and Spyblaster no problem. Went back to try Dustbuster XP and got the same jpg. I tried downloading from 3 different sites. Same problem. I downloaded a download manager and installed it - no problem. Used it to try Dustbuster, same thing again. This the probably the weirdest thing I have encountered so far. Does anyone have a suggestion for this problem? Thanks for your time. Markil

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 21 August 2004 - 08:23 PM

Do the following. Delete the file. Thendo this:

This process will clean out your Temp files and your Temporary Internet Files. Please do both steps:

Step 1:Delete Temp Files
To clean out your temp files, click on Start and then run, and type %temp% and press the ok button.

This should open up the temp directory that your machine uses. Please delete all files that are found there. If you get an error when deleting a file, skip that file and delete all the others. If you had trouble deleting a file, reboot into Safe Mode and follow this step again. You should now be able to delete all the files.

Step 2: Delete Temporary Internet Files
Now I want you to open up Internet Explorer, and click on the Tools menu and then Internet Options. At the General tab, which should be the first tab you are currently on, click on the Delete Files button and put a checkmark in Delete offline content. Then press the OK button. This may take quite a while, so do not be alarmed with how long it takes. When it is done, your Temporary Internet Files will now be deleted.

#3 Markil

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 11:41 PM

Thanks Grinler, Ill give it a try when I get back to school Monday. Ill let ya know how it goes.

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