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All downloads blocked by security settings


scthompson

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#1
Hi there, I am running 8.1, and firefox 25. I can't download or run Avast, or download any executables, suddenly. I lowered my security settings to Medium and added Avast to the firewall permissions, but to no avail. My download settings were already at "prompt" anyway, so there's something deeper I can't figure out. I'm a reasonably competent generalist but not super computer smart, so I need answers for the layperson:) Thanks for any help.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
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#3
I can't get the scanning software to run because of the uplink issues. I've broken down and taken it to a tech. I'm sorry I bought a pc-my mac was more expensive but it ran effortlessly. I thought I wanted to learn how to geek a pc, but I just can't get the logic of it, pr at least not in a way that solves my problems. Oh well.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
#4
I would first try for a system restore
1) go to control panel
2)enter recovery in the search box,and click recovery
3)now click on system recovery and follow on-screen instructions

after doing that try checking the drives for errors Check Hard Drive For File System Errors in Windows 8
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux,windows 8.1,windows 7.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    lenovo,asus,dell,acer
    Memory
    8GB @1600MHZ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080P
    Browser
    google chrome

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