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Kudos0

I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

A recent problem and I have changed nothing in either Windows nor Norton 360 on my PC--I cannot open any downloaded data files in any formats?  Error message is:  "your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded."  Please help and many thanks...

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Re: I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

Hi jbjcwoods,
Is a setting in Internet Explorer, where you must change the security settings to custom to allow downloads.
To do so,
Open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet options > Click on security tab > Internet Zone > Custom Level Button > scroll to Download > enable File download > Click Apply and Ok > Restart Internet Explorer and check.
Related reading : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/Change-Internet-Explorer-Sec...
https://community.norton.com/forums/security-alert-saying-current-securi...
Do you remember any recent threat identification?
[edit] : Please add your system info like operating system version, Norton product name and version [ Norton product main gui > Support > About ] next time you post.
regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Be alert and vigilant. . | Always have a Backup Plan!
Kudos0

Re: I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

Wonder why we're getting so many with same issue.  Some WU must have tripped over IE settings. 

Kudos0

Re: I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

OP, are you aware that your user name is visible to all? I'd advise changing it. The more experienced members that already replied to your question probably can explain how to do that if you are interested.
Kudos0

Re: I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

wha:
OP, are you aware that your user name is visible to all? I'd advise changing it. The more experienced members that already replied to your question probably can explain how to do that if you are interested.

The privacy issue appears to be limited to post content.  OP is not the first to use Email as member name.
If OP needs to change member name OP may PM a Moderator or post a request that will be pointed to staff.

Kudos0

Re: I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

Thank you so much for your kind response and quick expert advice!  Makes good sense and I will try it out...........................................JBW

Kudos0

Re: I cannot open any downloaded data files due to my current security settings how do I fix this?

jbjcwoods@aol.com:

Thank you so much for your kind response and quick expert advice!  Makes good sense and I will try it out...........................................JBW

So you're okay with email in public view.  Recommend no one use it...never know. 

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