Whenever I receive a file in Windows LIVE Messenger,

the files tend to hang for about a minute once complete (100%).

Details about my setup:

Windows 7, Live Messenger Build 14

AVG Antivirus 9

Anyone have a solution to this?

  • I think you'll need to provide more details about your setup for anyone to be able to give a sensible answer. – ChrisF Jan 23 '10 at 15:44

This is usually down to Antivirus, particularly one that hasn't fully integrated (or is not fully compatible) with Windows Messenger.

Take a look in the Options > File Transfer and untick Scan files for viruses using box.

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This is safe, especially if you have an active virus scanner as it will be scanned anyway - this is simply an extra level of protection.

Alternatively, you may want to look in your received files directory - I had this problem a while ago where it would look like it was hung, but the files had completed.

  • Thanks Wil! Very helpful answer! I'll see if it gets stuck next time! :) – RadiantHex Jan 23 '10 at 16:05

you can download the latest full Offline Installer instead (e.g. from Softpedia):

Windows Live Messenger 2009 14.0.8089.726

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