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No broswer will download a file

Any attempted file download in any browser (ie, chrome, firefox) all indicate that it is a virus and deletes the download or refuses to download.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
You need to run a scan of your computer.

Install and run Malwarebyte's anti-malware program.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

You'll need to download this with another computer and save it to a flash drive then install it from that.

Chances are you've been infected with malware.  

I would suggest a backup of data, wipe your HD and do a clean install then copy your data back.  It is the only way to make sure you are 100% clean.
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pony10usCommented:
Are you running AVG?  There was an issue with it that may be the culprit.

If you are running AVG and updated to AVG2012 look in the AVG folder (C:/Program Files/AVG) for a previous version.  Remove any previous folders such as AVG2010. You may need to do so while in safe mode.
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US1CWAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the prompt replies.  First Mbar and Mbam have run on this unit and found nothing, and no version of AVG is on the unit.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
I'd spend no more than an hour troubleshooting something like this.  Past experience has shown me that if I can't clean it up in an hour it's more time effective to do the wipe/rebuild.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
...but you DO have an antivirus/antimalware program installed, and that's almost certainly the culprit.  Temporarily turning off your antivirus would probably allow you to download the file in question, but I think you might want to make sure the file is what you think it is.
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pony10usCommented:
I have heard that Norton had a similar issue as AVG.

Another fix that I have seen is to run Spybot. Unforunately the individual that claimed that solution was not sure what was found and deleted.
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US1CWAuthor Commented:
This unit presently has no antivirus program installed...removed for troubleshooting this problem.
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tliottaCommented:
If there is no AV installed, then there is nothing that would pop-up any warning that a download contains a virus... except some piece of malware. What exactly pops up? Please post a screenshot. The exact image itself might show a clue.

Tom
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pony10usCommented:
@US1CW

I was just reading about what appears to be the exact issue you are having and it turned out to be Windows Defender.  Maybe read this:  http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?p=372555 and see if it helps out.
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US1CWAuthor Commented:
Thanks pony10us,

That solved the problem, Windows Defender was corrupted and replaced the folder with a known good from another machine.
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pony10usCommented:
Glad you got it working.  :)
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