I can't seem to download anything. This problem only started today. I tried to install Truecrypt but when I hit the download button nothing happens except my mouse pointer does the loading circle thingy for ages. It does this on both Chrome and Firefox browsers. I also tried to download the latest adobe flash player on my firefox browser but again nothing happens when I hit the download button. No dialogue boxes or download windows appear.
As I said I have both Chrome a Firefox browsers and have the same problem on both.
Yesterday I found out my browsers were being hijacked by malware from Yontoo, searchcq, searchqu etc.
I downloaded these programs to deal with it-
Malwarebytes (free version)
Spybot search and destroy (free version)
HitmanPro (free version)
Malwarebytes returned 2 trojans which it removed. HitmanPro found and got rid of all other malware I mentioned so my browsers and computer is working fine except the download issue. Subsequent scans with these tools have come back clean.
I'm using windows 7, 64 bit
I have Norton internet security
I have a few add-ons running for both browsers but I don't see how they could be blocking my downloads.