What's the filetype (extension) of the file you downloaded?
Even better, tell us the full filename (including extension), what page exactly you downloaded it from and what button or link you clicked to start the actual download.
When i tried downloading some software, i get a dialogue box that wants to find a program to open it? instead of just run?? That's a first. It also gives me the option to save to my computer, but it wont open that way either. Can anyone explain why I'm getting this all of a sudden. Never had this problem before. I'm running IE8 on windows XP -Here are 3 programs that I tried to download: freeRAM XP pro, Advanced System Protector, and Auslogics Defragmenter. See if you get the same problem to see if its me or a glitch on cnet.