View Full Version : downloads won't save or run

03-01-2011, 11:57 AM
so i reformatted my hard drive yesterday
reninstalled win 7 and then went to download avarst antivirus
and commando firewall with both of them downloading fine
first i tryed saving them to my desktop and run from there
but as soon as both were downloaded the both just disapered
so i tryed runing them insted of saving both done the same thing
even doing a search there nothing there
windows 7 updated fine
any ideas

03-01-2011, 12:01 PM
try this link for avast

do you mean comodo firewall? from here

03-01-2011, 12:23 PM
yeh soorry is the firewall
just tryed both links saveing and running
both downloaded fine but still nothing
no files on desktop saved or wont run
still nothing

03-01-2011, 12:47 PM
just tryed downloading from majorgeeks web
does the same
am goning to reformatt again

03-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Are you logged in with Admin priveledges?

03-01-2011, 04:15 PM
so i reformatted my hard drive yesterday

Loaded all the drivers? Turned off UAC?

03-01-2011, 04:34 PM
Make yourself a dedicated download folder on a hard drive partition as in C:\Downloads or D:\Downloads. Do not download to the desktop.

03-01-2011, 05:29 PM
If you are using Firefox try Tools>Downloads

03-01-2011, 05:30 PM
It shouldn't matter where you download the files to, they should stay at the location you select.

By default, they will download to <your user name> Downloads.

To see if they have gone to another location, once downloaded, click start, type in the name of the file - if its there it will show up, then you can see where its going to.

As for Avast, you would search for "setup_av_free" ( just tried it and it showed instantly) on the desktop :thumbs: you would right click it, open file location.

AVG has a nasty habit of doing what you describe - this type of action is normally caused by the downloads going to the default location, OR the antivirus deleting as it suspects the file is a infection.

If still no joy, create a new user account, try downloading from that if it works then the original Account is corrupted somewhere.