Windows 10: CAN'T DOWNLOAD - VIRUS SCAN FAILED - WINDOWS 10

Discus and support CAN'T DOWNLOAD - VIRUS SCAN FAILED - WINDOWS 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have noticed that I am having difficulty downloading certain things such as pictures and some updates, this seems to have started a week ago,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by togorman, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. togorman Win User

    CAN'T DOWNLOAD - VIRUS SCAN FAILED - WINDOWS 10


    I have noticed that I am having difficulty downloading certain things such as pictures and some updates, this seems to have started a week ago, although I didn't realise it at the time.


    I've searched online and tried a couple of things like changing windows update to 'automatic' rather than 'manual' which is was on using the services.msc process and changing a couple of other things in here too Bits and something else beginning with C and this hasn't worked.


    I've disabled Windows Defender too as I have a different Firewall and Antivirus I use and have used for several years, and still no joy.


    In Windows Update it states my last update was 18.12.20. Tonight I have just downloaded two software updates and one driver update which was successful.


    I am trying to update Glary's Utilities as this has two updates neither of which will install, when I try to download that or a picture, all it keeps saying is couldn't install.


    Can anyone help with this.


    I have an Asus Vivobook 17

    Windows 10 - which Edge has updated about twice since I had the pc in April this year.


    I am worried about my pc's security if I am unable to update the software I use for protection.


    Thank you

    :)
     
    togorman, Dec 19, 2020
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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 19, 2020
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  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 19, 2020
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  4. Niarod Win User

    CAN'T DOWNLOAD - VIRUS SCAN FAILED - WINDOWS 10

    Failing hardware? Undetected virus?

    It really sounds like a virus running hidden in the background!
    Though you've scanned the pc for viruses it's difficult that the antivirus installed finds anything...as the virus has already passed unobserved by the antivirus app.

    My suggestion is to put some executable antivirus and antispyware appz. in your flash disk and scan the pc from that.
    Use different ones, portable antiviruses etc....here are some suggestions:

    Eset Sysinspector : http://www.eset.com/download/sysinspector.php
    PrevX CSI : http://info.prevx.com/downloadcsi.asp
    Spyware doctor..etc.

    Cheerz
     
    Niarod, Dec 19, 2020
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