Re: setting up new laptop


Brian's message is probably the cause of the problem.  I thought it was the expired certificate but that isn't likely.  I thought that was what you were describing when you said you couldn't download.


On 10/13/2021 8:07 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, Oct 13, 2021 at 08:25 PM, George McCoy wrote:
Too bad this is not an https link because my chromium based browsers won't allow downloads from it.
Au contraire!

Someone contacted me privately this afternoon about Edge (SmartScreen, really) blocking the download.  Just changing to Chrome allowed the download.

The standard advice to "try another browser" should always be the first thing to try on a blocked download provided it's not your own antivirus/security suite is not the one blocking it.  SmartScreen is separate from Windows Defender or third party antivirus/security.

Sometimes you have to try tow other browsers.  But if at least two Chromium-based browsers and Firefox won't download something, it probably shouldn't be downloaded.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy


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