Windows 7: Internet Explorer Security Settings are Blocking Downloads

If you are trying to download files – any files, and the Internet Explorer message pops up that your current internet settings prevent this file from downloading – try the following to reset your Internet Explorer Security Settings.

Here is a step-by-step guide – with screen-shots – click each image for a larger version and detailed instructions:

1. open Internet Explorer Settings:

open Internet Explorer

2. open Internet Options:

Select Internet Options from the Settings menu

3. Reset all zones – then click Apply and then OK:

Security Tab | Reset | Apply | OK

4. Click the settings Advanced Tab – reset advanced settings, Internet explorer settings:


5. Check the box for “Delete Personal Settings” inside the Internet Explorer Reset Window – then click Reset


Then RESTART your computer. If you are still unable to download files or programs – call support.

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