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google error

by macorn63 / November 2, 2009 12:03 PM PST

Out of the blue, I cannot use google search engine. I get two error boxes. The first says "File Security Download Warning" and the one behind it says "0% of search from google completed"

I am running Vista, with Avira and Spybot installed. Anybody know whats going on?

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Try A Diffrerent Scanner Tool
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 3, 2009 5:47 AM PST
In reply to: google error

Please follow the instructions below to install and run the Malwarebytes removal tool. It will find things the other tools mentioned will not.:

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe

In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder....
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Hope this helps.

Grif

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Plus Here's Some Reading For You
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 3, 2009 5:56 AM PST
In reply to: google error

It looks like Internet Explorer is in "Protected Mode" and it can be disabled if you wish. Read the other possibilities for the message you're seeing:

The "File Download ? Security Warning" dialog box opens when you try to open Internet Explorer 7

Since it's possible to disable some of those warnings by loosening the security in Internet Explorer from "Medium-High to "Medium", the information in this link should help also. It's less safe to reduce those security measures but it's your choice whether to do so.:

How to Configure Enhanced Security Features for Internet Explorer from Windows XP SP2

Hope this helps.

Grif

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