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Windows Cannot download browsers on IE

Discussion in 'Software' started by wufer, 28 Dec 2013.

  1. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Hello.
    The OS is Windows XP
    IE will not let me download other browsers.
    This is on a computer i built for someone else, so I'm trying to download as Administrator

    When i try to download Opera, Firefox, Chrome, i get the following message.
    ' To help protect your security IE stopped this site from installing an ActiveX control on your computer'

    Do i need to install ActiveX to download these browsers; if so, how?
    I've seen ActiveX can be dangerous. Is this right?

    Cheers
     
  2. Umbra

    Umbra What's a Dremel?

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  3. sparkyboy22

    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

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    take a look at ninite.com

    I use that to install all other browsers it often gets around virus issues on customers pc's as well.
     
  4. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 Modder

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    They have changed the IE security settings, go to tools, options and put everything back to default
     
  5. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Well, nothing worked:confused:
    Heres what i did.
    Did what deathtaker27 said; put all in options back to default, and tryed to download firefox, opera and chrome. IE blocked them all.
    Then i tryed sparkyboy22's suggestion. That did not work.
    So i tryed the link that Umbra suggested. That did not work.
    So, i took all the activeX settings from my pc( the one im on now), and checked that they were same as my friends pc, and they were.
    But still cant download browsers.
    I can go to other sites Like kitebuilder.com, and gmail login, and they work.

    Insidently, that pop up(' To help protect your security IE stopped this site from installing an ActiveX control on your computer') comes up as soon as i open IE:geek:

    So.............
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Is XP fully upto date ? Service packs, Windows updates.
    If it is you could always try DL a browser via FTP, open a command prompt and type "ftp"
    Here is a more detailed guide.
     
  7. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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  8. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    Starting to wonder if it's a virus, acting as if it's blocking harmful stuff when it's actually stopping you from getting a browser that doesn't have the hole it's exploiting.

    Can you download AV programs?


    Could you not download the installer on your PC, then use a memory stick to put it onto the other PC?
     
  9. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Cant get to the pc till Monday, but ill let you know how i get on
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    No. A troll reply would be to give advise that the OP has already been given and tried without success, and then call someone out for checking if the freshly built system has been updated.
     
  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I wondered this.
    I've seem malware block downloads before in order to protect itself from removal. Can you download other types of files?

    Not really solving the problem, but downloading Firefox Portable instead could be a way of getting another browser up and running at least: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
     
  12. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Well i downloaded Firefox and Opera to a flash stick, as wolfticket said. (first time i've used a flash stick)...And it worked.
    Now my friend has a fully working Firefox browser.
    Still cant get ride of the ActiveX pop up in IE, but i have a 'man who can' coming to see to it.
    Thank all for your help.
     
  13. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

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    I was gonna suggest trying to put IE on the lowest setting and see if you can DL then... (LOW)

    I have mine on Medium with some mods... ('Active X' locked down,'Userdata Persistance' disabled and a few more things)

    Im glad ya got things settled :)
     
  14. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Well, "the man who can" came and looked at my friends pc.
    Two trogans and 1900 , yes 1900 pups were found.
    He said it was one of the most infected pc's he had seen:eeek:
    He did his stuff, and now the pc is clear:clap:
     

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