My well-established system runs XP and has McAFee installed. I have made no changes to my security settings, but am lately experiencing a problem with file downloads, both from legitimate sites. In both cases the download simply hangs. No error message, just stops at 0% complete. I have rebooted my router (also not changed). This is happening both in IE and in Firefox, so does not seem browser-specific. I can't think where to look next.
Any suggestions much appreciated.
OK the title was meant to say "Downloads being Blocked"
But on further investigation the above description seems to be wrong because I was not familiar with Firefox - it wan't obvious to me that it had completed! Problem is in Explorer only. The sites I have had the problem with are Dreamstime.com (which I have used before) and the amazonaws server which delivers files from e-junkie / fatfreeshoppingcart.
I guess the problem must be in IE somewhere, but I haven't done anything to it - not knowingly anyhow.