Windows 10: Can't download any file due to 'virus scan failed' TRIED EVERYTHING HELP

Discus and support Can't download any file due to 'virus scan failed' TRIED EVERYTHING HELP in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hi guys ! I have had this issue for months and months and feel like nothing seems to work. I haven't been able to download any files photos, pdf's,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Cheyanne Fig, Dec 4, 2023.

  1. Can't download any file due to 'virus scan failed' TRIED EVERYTHING HELP


    Hi guys ! I have had this issue for months and months and feel like nothing seems to work. I haven't been able to download any files photos, pdf's, utility bills everything because I get the issue on every internet browser VIRUS SCAN FAILED. I have spent hours trying to correct this issue with aboslutely no luck. I have done the basics clear cache, turn off and on all anti virus programmes, constant restarts, updating everything the list goes on Nothing seems to work ! I have even uninstalled Mcafee software using all the correct links Now I am unable to reinstall or download any softwa

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    Cheyanne Fig, Dec 4, 2023
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  2. Downloading files - VIRUS SCAN FAILED

    Hi Everyone,

    I keep getting the message VIRUS SCAN FAILED when I try and download files from all sites on the internet.

    However can download Windows Updates.

    Any suggestions would be extremely welcomed.

    Thank you in advance,

    John
     
    JohnKershaw1, Dec 4, 2023
    #2
  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Error: Couldn't download - virus scan failed message when trying to download a program

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you receive an error, 'Couldn't download - virus scan failed message' when trying to download a program. I'll certainly assist you with this.



    However, please let us know:



    • May I know the program that you are trying to download?
    • Which browser are you using?
    • Are you able to download any other programs?


    I would suggest you to try using a different browser like Microsoft Edge and see if that helps.



    If you are receiving this error while using Google Chrome, I would suggest you to refer the section
    "Virus scan failed" or "Virus detected" in the article Fix file download errors
    and see if that helps.



    Note: Important this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow
    these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.




    Refer the article How to back up and restore the registry in Windows



    I would also recommend you to create a system restore point.



    Let us know the results, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Dec 4, 2023
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  4. AndyRae80 Win User

    Can't download any file due to 'virus scan failed' TRIED EVERYTHING HELP

    Couldn't download, virus scan failed

    Every time I try to download a file, (document, photo, anything) I get a message "Couldn't Download Virus Scan Failed). I never had this problem until I got Windows 11. I have changed my internet security, turned off Windows Firewall and got rid of all virus scan programs. Noting has helped. I've tried getting out of S mode and it won't even let me do that.
     
    AndyRae80, Dec 4, 2023
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