Friday, 15 January 2016

Windows File Download problems - virus detected!

Windows 8/10 may not allow you to download files that it thinks are infected.


To be prompted to download it anyway, you need to change the Internet Properties setting:

You cannot download any file if the "File download" option is disabled in the Internet security settings. Follow these steps to check the Internet security settings:



From the Start screen or Run box, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press Enter.

In the Internet Properties window, click the Security tab, click the Internet zone (globe icon), and then click the Custom level button.

In the Security Settings window, scroll down to Downloads > File download.
Click to select Enable.

Scroll down the list further to Miscellaneous > Launching applications and unsafe files.
Click to select Prompt (recommended).


Click OK.

If uploading .7z files to Google Drive, I recommend using these settings to avoid Google's false virus detection traps.