Weird Download Box

By richardt ·
Hello, I am suddenly getting a download box when I use a hyperlink from a document for example. I have never seen this box before. As far as I can see it monitors the process.(It gives Current Download Statistics, Overall Statistics and bytes downloaded, etc.) and I have a screen shot of it but I can't see a way to attach it to this post. Does anybody know what's happening. THanks. Regards, Richard PS Thanks for your help on the last post.

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by rkuhn In reply to Weird Download Box

You downloaded and installed a download manager?

Or, perhaps you have gotten taken and had it inadvertantly installed for you.

First, go into the Control Panel and see if it is innocent and shows up in the list of programs to uninstall.

If not, next do a complete system scan for adware, spyware, viruses, etc. I recommend AdAware, Spybot and AVG (all free) but use whatever you already have.

More than likely, you installed something that then install this download manager for you and at the least it's probably spyware and worst case scenario, maybe a virus or trojan.

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