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Can't Run an Exe File

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Can't Run an Exe File


    So I downloaded an installer of a game game and it is 100% complete but it seems that I can't run the file. When I double click on it it just loads forever and I also noticed that in the Task Manager the Windows Defender is the highest in memory and cpu usage.

    Screenshot of the downloaded file below.
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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    where did you download it from ,if legit gaming site ,,open windows defender go to settings and disable real time protection temporarily and then click on the file if download was from a torrent site or the like ,don't disable windows defender
    also the download could be corrupt
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks but I already got it running. I just end tasked the windows defender and run the installer. It's a legitimate gaming site btw.
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Can't Run an Exe File
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