All .exe downloads stop before finishing

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    Every executable file I download on my laptop using windows xp, stops just prior to finishing the total amount of kb's.
    There is no error message, it just stops.
    When I double click the file it tells me it is corrupt.
    This has happened the last 25 times I have tried to download anything.
    I reloaded XP from my DVD, but it did not fix it.
    Any ideas on this problem?
    Thank you:)
     
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    you say you did a clean install of xp and then did you do all the updates from microsoft??

    what does Event Viewer say??

    have you run antivirus and malware scans??
     
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    If you are an avast user, I know how to help you since this issue happens a lot with xp users due to the wrong level of the Heuristic Function in the File System Shield.
    Disable it for 10 minutes, do what you have to do (ie download your stuff) and then turn it on again.
     
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    nidog

    Thank you for your responses.
    Event Log:
    Error-
    Source: Userenv
    Event: 1041
    User: SYSTEM

    Multiple errors with the exact same information above.
    I am running VIPRE security software.
    Should I turn it off before I download any files?
    Any idea why I am getting these errors?
    Thank you
     
    nidog, Dec 6, 2015
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    the reading on that error does not give a definitive answer, but does seem tied to a faulty install of IE8, one person went to regedit and deleted the guid's from the error and this cleared up getting that particular error.

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    according to francebb, that was for avast, but you could try it.

    another thing to attempt download something to a flash drive (from a working pc) and then carry to the afflicted pc and see if you are able to copy or move file to desktop .

    give us an update after this trial.
     
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