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Old 09-09-2013, 21:58
tomm12
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How can i remove various odd downloads from different sites: eg the last one is a percentage calculator, i had no idea that it was going to some permanent place in my computor.

I've located a particular (full of unwanted downloads) page from the "start" button, by typing in downloads.
But there is no obvious method of eliminating the 55 redundant downloads that i've somehow picked up on the web, & that are present on the page.
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Old 09-09-2013, 22:09
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To remove installed programs, use 'Programs and Features' from Control Panel. You may just be seeing files in the Downloads folder though.

If you don't use Malwarebytes, it might be worth downloading and installing. Read the screen carefully though so you download mban-setup.
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Old 09-09-2013, 22:36
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Just right click and select delete.....If you want to get rid of them all, select all and press delete..
They are no different to any other folder items....The 'Downloads' folder is where anything you download ends up, in case you need them again. You don't have to keep any of them really. You can always find the downloads again on the web...
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:57
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If you're downloading programs that you don't want and your browser is IE then stop the d/loads by clicking Tools, then click on Internet Options, then click on the Security tab, then the Internet zone, then Custom level, then drag the scrollbar down to Downloads, File download, then click Disable, then OK, then Yes to the Warning box, then OK again.

Repeat above instructions in the Trusted zone. Remember to enable it again when there's something you actually want to download.
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Old 10-09-2013, 18:55
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Thank you all so much for replying.

The right click info did the trick, however, i did have to type "downloads" in the start box because programs and features showed items that it was necessary for me to keep.

tom
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Old 10-09-2013, 23:03
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Thank you all so much for replying.

The right click info did the trick, however, i did have to type "downloads" in the start box because programs and features showed items that it was necessary for me to keep.

tom
Put a shortcut to it on your desktop or taskbar, you can check it regularly if you wish and just delete those you don't want to keep.
Glad it did what you wanted....
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Old 10-09-2013, 23:39
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You need to look at your History.
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