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Disappearing Downloads Etc

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#1 afenton


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Posted 12 June 2006 - 03:39 PM

Had trouble with aol; did a system restore; able to open aol; tried downloading a file to desktop, but after completion of download, file had disappeared. Same file download started then failed to be on desktop on completion of download, though it appeared for one second, then...gone.
Also, can't browse with Firefox or IE, even though I could before; get message "Page cannot be displayed".



Tried to download Windows Defender - failed to appear on desktop;
Downloaded small jpeg - success;
Tried to download vid' file - failed to appear;
Therefore, must depend on download type, yes?

Edited by afenton, 12 June 2006 - 03:47 PM.

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#2 Merlin_22


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Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:06 AM

when using IE, try again to go to a site.

If it still says that, then press CTRL+F5 see if that works (I had the same problem tonight and did that and presto.

If that dont work, then TRY and go to:


And read these instructions carefully, and then come back to this site and post an HJT Log in the HJT forum.

I am asking you to do this cause it sounds like you MIGHT have malware. So there for I would like to rule this out. I personally cannot deal to your HJT log, cause Im not allowed to on this site, but one of the stuff here will.


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#3 Papakid


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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:00 PM

Umm, since you're already registered at this site, you might as well try our preperation gudie for getting a HijackThis log posted: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

GTG is a fine site, but you have to register there to download and there is no need for that.

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