A download accelerator is installed. These can corrupt the download and cause posts like yours.
I'm tired, I'm grumpy, and this is about the 4th or 5th group I've gotten a free membership to today in an attempt to safely get rid of my 7 quarantined malware items. I'm not acomplished but, I am starting to again run a steep learning curve. It has not been so steep as to be able to adequately run cnet's search engine adequately to find an answer. What I do know is that I am certainly not the first person within the entire database of all forum questions to have the same/equivalent problem; it seems as if most of them were running XP though. My inquisitive nature is dwindling down and my patience is not what it was this morning so - I started a new thread by gosh by golly.
My Trend Micro, updated and run daily lately, quarantined some malware that certainly sounds less than desireable after I joined Trend Micro and looked a couple up in their virus database. From there, I went to HijackThis where I joined, downloaded, ran, got a log file, and ultimately linked to BleepingComputer. I joined BleepingComputer and started to follow their HijackThis instructions and links for resolving problems identified in the HijackThis log file. That led me to lavasoftusa.com for their Ad_aware 2007 Free software. Which linked me to cnet.com for the actual download of the file aaw2008.exe using cnet's download.com; which didn't download.
The first time, I used the SAVE function or is it button? The software is Ad_aware 22.214.171.124, file name aaw2008.exe, 18.2MB, from software-files.download.com. Upon downloading, I clicked on the OPEN FOLDER option and when asked if I was sure if I wanted to run, clicked on RUN. At which point, I quickly received the following:
C:\...<dir_tree>...aaw2008.exe is not a valid Win 32 application
So, I did check Control Panel - Programs... to ensure myself nothing had gotten installed; nothing showed. The window that had the OPEN FOLDER popup on it was still on the screen complete with an aaw2008.exe file icon. I left clicked the icon to select it, right clicked the icon to bring up the properties window, then clicked on Delete.
Then, I found my way back to the download page on Cnet and tried again with the RUN option. Almost immediately, I got another "not a Win32 application" error of some type....This did not stop me from clicking through one more time just to make sure.
I have now joined Cnet and after looking at a couple of article type things, ended up discovering a link for reporting download errors to Cnet developer types. I now have a referene number in addition to a user id. As mentioned above, I was sucessful having the search engine to return posts; yes, I sure had a lot of data. But, I wasn't able to get information out of it. Which brings us to this post.
NOTE: The BleepingComputer instructions call for about 5 more downloads, updates for some of them, and even more scans than that. And, I think that a number of the downloads are going to endup being actualy performed by Cnet; certainly Cnet offers the software.
Please help me get my download(s)....I'm starting to feel like Oliver Twist; only my bowl is not empty, it's filled with free memberships.