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download saved to desktop but will not open

by mbdns / August 8, 2008 8:53 AM PDT

I downloaded ad-aware 2008 from c-net and saved on my desktop. It is file aaw2008.1.2D0D17.efw, opens with HIPS Email Attachment Helper, and is 18.2 MB from properties page. I right click on icon, click open, cursor works for 5-10 seconds then stops. I changed opens with to Internet Explorer and tried again. It opens a new window then closes it. Still wont open/run program. What next?

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Re: download saved to desktop but will not open
by Tufenuf / August 8, 2008 9:53 AM PDT

1notech, Have you tried just double left clicking that icon?


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download wont open/run
by mbdns / August 9, 2008 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Wrong file. . .

Double click does same thing. The link takes me to the same download page as original file. When asked to save to desktop it says already have filed saved, do you want to overwrite file. Both files are .efw. It seems to me that cnet is downloading wrong file?

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Re: download wont open/run
by Tufenuf / August 9, 2008 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: download wont open/run

1notech, Right click that efw file, choose Rename and change the efw extension to zip and you should then be able to run the file by double clicking it.


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More info
by Tufenuf / August 9, 2008 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: download wont open/run

1notech, Computer Associates (CA) antivirus products are well known for renaming compressed files to EFW. Just rename that file you downloaded as I stated in my previous reply.


Rename it to:

All you have to do is change the last 3 letters.


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