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Kudos0

Security settings won't let me download files

I tried looking around on my Norton 360 program settings and have not been able to figure out what it is out of these settings that is keeping me from downloading files like games. Every time I try it gives me a little pop up window saying this  "Your current security settings do not allow for this file to be downloaded"

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Kudos0

Re: Security settings won't let me download files

Hi xAbyssalRemnantx,
You cannot find such a setting in N360 as its not there!
You will have to change the settings in Internet explorer.
Before that I would like to tell the causes:
  1. You changed it explicitly.
  2. An infection is trying to prevent the downloads.
  3. Norton's healing mechanism thought it was caused by a threat and thus changed the settings.

To make sure everything is okay, do you you recall any recent threat detections?
Is your machine behaving normally? No performance lags or unnecessary processes in task manager etc.
If you feel you are infected , please visit ONE free malware removal forum recommended by community listed at Malware Removal Forum Recommendations and attempt no self fixes.


Now that you belive your machine is clean, (if you need to cross check, use Malwarebytes Antimalware Free ed or ESET online scanner ), you may change the settings here:
Open Internet Explorer > Tools menu > Internet Options > Security tab > Internet zone > "Custom level…” > Downloads category, enable the option "File download"
Under Miscellaneous category, select Prompt (recommended) for the option "Launching applications and unsafe files"
Under same category, select Prompt (recommended) for the option "Launching programs and files in an IFRAME" > OK >.

Related reading:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/Change-Internet-Explorer-Sec...
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-file-download-option-internet-expl... (do the reverse, ie disable - enable)
regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Be alert and vigilant. . | Always have a Backup Plan!
Kudos0

Re: Security settings won't let me download files

Changing the setting worked, thank you for the directions.

There have been attacks that my norton 360 has been blocking, it's always the same two. I'm not sure if these virus are already in my computer or are trying to get to my computer through a website.

Kudos0

Re: Security settings won't let me download files

Hi xAbyssalRemnantx,
As I suspected,
"There have been attacks that my norton 360 has been blocking, it's always the same two. "

You are requested to go forward with a free malware removal forum asap.
regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Be alert and vigilant. . | Always have a Backup Plan!
Kudos0

Re: Security settings won't let me download files

Alright, thank you again for your help.

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