Cannot execute links/downloads on websites

By strumbalot
Nov 4, 2007
  1. Hello:

    I am having a problem with my Dell pc running winXP. When I am in internet explorer looking at a website and I go to download something or save an attachment from an email I get the message "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded". Also on some sites if I click on the links it won't open that link and the blue task bar fades to the lighter inactive blue. I have tried resetting the security on my Internet explorer to Medium but that did not change anything. I am running AVG free and my Windows firewall is active.

    Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated!

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    1. In the browser's Tools menu, select Internet Options.

    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab.

    3. In the "Select a Web content zone" control, click the Internet icon.

    4. In the "Security level for this zone" area, reset security to Medium.

    5. Click OK.

    See if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. strumbalot

    strumbalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Hi Howard, I had tried this but thought I would do it again. No change. :( Is there anything else I can try?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I`d like to have a quick check for malware.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :)
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