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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
February 11, 2011 12:46:10 PM

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.

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February 11, 2011 2:36:34 PM

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 (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.