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Getting "Virus download blocked" when downlaoding an exe

When I try to download an exe file from my companies internal site with IE I get a page that says "Virus download blocked...Download of the virus has been blocked in accordance with company policy. Please contact your system administrator if you believe this is in error."

I have uninstalled my AV and still get it.

What is producing this message. I don't see it on another win7 system, it downloads just fine. even with my AV running.

Only happens with this one file, other work fine.

What application is producing this message?
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rdefino
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smckeown777Commented:
Show us a screenshot of this please so we can assist...
So you are saying this same file downloads fine on other machines without this error?
What AV product is installed on these machines?
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RizzleCommented:
Does this only happen on one machine or multiple?

Also as a precaution can you download, install and run Malwarebytes to see if it picks up any malicious infections on your machine.

Also can you reset IE to factory settings.
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
Happening on many systems.
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RizzleCommented:
Screenshot the error as requested above and post for us so we can investigate further.
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GaryCommented:
This is in an intranet you are trying to download it?
Corporate firewall or AV maybe blocking it
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
Here is the message.
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GaryCommented:
Are you trying to download a file from your companies intranet or from the web?
If from the web then probably all exe files are blocked except those approved by the company.
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
Company intranet. Other files download just fine.
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GaryCommented:
What AV? McAfee?
Are you sure it has been uninstalled, does task manager show any traces of the AV?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
MS end point, and it's been uninstalled. But system running the av, download it just fine.
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GaryCommented:
Maybe your machine or the others are more upto date or not upto date with the definitions list - why don't you contact whoever is in charge of your network.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you or your machine are in an area of group policy that does not allow the download of executables.   The message is misleading.
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RizzleCommented:
Can you download this file internally okay on another machine? If so go into AD and move this machine into a different OU or the same OU as the workstation which allows you to download the file, i do highly doubt a gpo is causing this but its worth trying to rule in/out possible causes.

If the file you're trying to download is hosted internally what permissions are set on the file itself?
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aleghartCommented:
That message appears to be from malware.  Bad English.  No error number or reference.  No software or company name.

And...why would you uninstall your anti-virus software?  Behavior like this may indicate that you've already infected your computer.

Is this a managed computer or a personal computer?  If it's managed (company or school computer), then stop removing the protections, and call an admin or a technician to assist.

If it's a personal computer, then treat this as if you are already infected with a trojan or rootkit.
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