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Since the last two days, any file that i try and download remains incomplete. i'm using Chrome for Windows 7. I have not changed the proxy settings in any way. All file downloads reach 90 % completion and get stuck thereafter. please help

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which downloads? – Sathya Sep 16 '12 at 12:56
Is it just one website in particular causing you grief? If it is, it could be something on their end. – dangowans Sep 16 '12 at 13:48
Well, i was trying to reinstall utorrent after it crashed and that's when the problem began. I tried to install other torrent clients, the problem happened with all the softwares. The downloads began, but hung up just nearing the end. Today I tried downloading a couple of Youtube video using the Studio manager software which normally runs trouble free, but it got interrupted and i got a "Check proxy settings" message. The proxy settings seem unchanged, unless there's some deeper tech involved. I tried Internet explorer also, but the same problem persists. Thank you for your response.. – user159600 Sep 16 '12 at 14:51
So it’s not Chrome. You should edit and re-tag the question to reflect the generality of the problem (e.g., Why do my downloads not finish?) Does it happen with downloads of all sizes or just specific sizes? Try getting a bandwidth monitor to observe the network traffic to see if you can find clues like if it’s triggered by a specific amount of time or a specific amount of data, etc. – Synetech Sep 18 '12 at 4:53

The issue is with your Anti-Virus software scanning the downloaded file before you are allowed to open it. If the file is very large this can take a while.

Look around in your program's options to disable it. Every Anti-Virus program is different and yours will probably have a different name, but AVG's technology is called "Web Protection".


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