IE 7.x Cannot Download

By dgower2
Jan 13, 2008
  1. Hey All,

    New issue for me that I've never seen or heard of before. I try to download anything in IE and the download dialogue opens, but it just sits there at 0 %. Eventually it times out with a message that the server connection was reset. Firefox downloads fine.

    Any ideas?

  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    This article on the microsoft site explains one possible cause

    May be something malware related. I would suggest that you go Is your system infected? Read this before Cleaning or Formatting to read about malware first.

    After reading if you decide you want to clean your system go Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions and follow the instructions exactly. Then attach the requested logs in the security section of these forums which can be found Security and the Web
  3. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Thanks for the reply. I don't have go-zilla and I'm pretty sure my system is clean. I've rebooted and now it's downloading, but really slow. IE did this the other day as well. I'll have to do a thorough scan with my A/V/SW apps.
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    The only thing I ever download in IE is microsoft software, otherwise firefox is a lot safer
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