WEird things with IE11 IE 11 - downlaoding files fails first time and executables are _exe
Posted on 2014-11-03
Cleaning a win 7 machine of malware. It has IE 11 on it.
In IE 11 When I download an exe file, first it says you don't have permissions to download. (sorry I don't have the exact wording). I get around that by going into IE 11 settings and hit the reset button on the advanced tab. That will allow me to download files until I reboot the machine, then that issue will come back.
So I can download a file. I am prompted with open or save the file. Clicking on open doesn't do anything. So I click save and get a message that files_exe couldn;'t be downloaded. there's a retry button and I click on that. Then it downloads it fine. it saves it as file_exe. I can then rename it to file.exe and I runs fine.
I've reset IE settings and zones to defaults.
why after a reboot it says I can't download files
why I can't open an exe (I guess because it wants to save it as an _exe?)
Why does it save as an _exe
Why does it fail the first time when I want to save it, then runs fine after retry. (it does it for any download for any site, so I don't think it's a problem with a specific file.