My computer will not open downloaded files

  patricktbuckley 17:24 21 Mar 13

Hi For the past couple of months, every time I download an '.exe' file I get the message "Failed - Blocked". These are just standard updating of application files, e.g. Roboform and Adobe.

It's driving me mad. Please help. Thank you.

Patrick Buckley

  lotvic 20:24 21 Mar 13

Which security program, firewall, browser is giving the blocked message? and do you have 'permission' in your account to download .exes (W7 UAC maybe blocking) could be that you need Administrators account permission.

  patricktbuckley 13:29 22 Mar 13

I will check Bitdefender to see if it's blocking. What is W7 UAC? BTW I am the Administrator

  lotvic 21:14 22 Mar 13

Depending on how you set up your account, you may possibly find that in W7 you only think you are a full Administrator.....

to find UAC settings (

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