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  • Question

  • I cannot download files similar to what is described in this question.... <Microsoft blocked the link>

    I am using Win 7 and IE 11.  When I try to download files, like WinRAR <Microsoft blocked the link> or Firefox <Microsoft blocked the link>.  Files get renamed.  For the winrar example the file gets renamed to "dl_".  Most of the time only the dot before the exe gets renamed but as you can see with the WinRAR example, that is not always the case.

    Executables are not the only culprit.   I think the problem happens when the download is initiated by the website, versus right clicking on an img and downloading.  I use TaxAct and the problem happens when trying to download non-executable files from there.  I can only assume that the files are pdf's but the rename of the file prevents me from knowing what type of files they are.

    thanks

    Sunday, March 30, 2014 3:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Do you mean that you can successfully download these files but these files are not useful or broken? Did you see any message prompted? When did this issue happen? Did you make any changes before?

    What is the security level of your IE? Go to Tools\Internet Options\Security\Interbet or trusted site, see the security level, set it to the default level.

    Clear the history of IE,  run a security scan to make sure the safety of your system, change the location of the downloads, test the result again.


    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:19 AM
    Moderator

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    Monday, March 31, 2014 7:22 AM
  • Hi,

    Do you mean that you can successfully download these files but these files are not useful or broken? Did you see any message prompted? When did this issue happen? Did you make any changes before?

    What is the security level of your IE? Go to Tools\Internet Options\Security\Interbet or trusted site, see the security level, set it to the default level.

    Clear the history of IE,  run a security scan to make sure the safety of your system, change the location of the downloads, test the result again.


    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:19 AM
    Moderator