Site Feedback forum


Downloads blocked

by exdepot / January 10, 2012 6:01 AM PST

On Firefox when I click on download I get download canceled.On explorer I get blocked by security settings I never had this problem before. I tried disabling all of it Kaspersky, Ad block, no script,as well in security internet settings low privacy and security setting as well. HELP

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Downloads blocked
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Downloads blocked
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
What are
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 10, 2012 8:45 PM PST
In reply to: Downloads blocked

the exact error messages please?

It's strange because both browsers must still be able to download data to open web pages anyway, so I wonder what changed to prevent 'file downloads'. Any virus or other malware damage?


Collapse -
Download problem
by exdepot / January 11, 2012 8:56 AM PST
In reply to: What are

No virus or malware that I am aware. I run scans on malwarebytes as well as a spyware scanner. I also use key scrambler and no script on Firefox with a anti virus.
Errors On Firefox for cancelled by whatever sitr I am on. When I retry it allows me to download but to open is grayed out.
Error on Explorer is "current security set.tings do not allow this file to be downloaded"
I would appreciate any assistance you could give me on this.

Collapse -
Since there is no script and more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2012 9:00 AM PST
In reply to: Download problem

I don't expect this to work as the site does use scripts!

Collapse -
Key scrambler.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 11, 2012 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: Download problem

What is Key Scrambler and what does it do?

All of these scanners, eg your anti-virus, (which one?), MalwareBytes' Anti-malware, and the other Spyware Scanner, (which one?), are they all running at the same time in the background?

If so, keep the anti-virus scanner running all the time, but disable MBAM and the other spyware scanner and just use them as manual scanners once a week or so. They may all be conflicting with each other.

I can't say why Firefox fails to download the first time but then allows you to the next time, but when the files have finished downloading, have you tried to run or open them from where you saved them too? Running or opening files direct from a download is dangerous anyway because you don't have the chance to scan them with your anti-virus scanner.

With Internet Explorer I'm guessing you must lower it's security settings.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Smart Home Help

Light bulbs you shouldn't buy

There are plenty of dimmable LED light bulbs, but make sure you don't buy the ones that flicker when you dial them down.