Downloading help

  Bike-it 13:53 05 Nov 2005
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Hi i'm new to all this computer stuff but recently i went to download a spyware programme off the net and it asked me if i wanted to open or save it so not knowing i cancelled it, what is the difference between opening a download or saving it, what do you all do open or save?

  PaulB2005 13:55 05 Nov 2005

Opening will run the program. Save will store the program on your PC. You then have to run the program after to install it.

Before you download anything what was the program called as there are some very dodgy programs out there?

  Bike-it 13:57 05 Nov 2005

Hi Paul the programme was spybot search and destroy, do you open or save?

  ACOLYTE 13:58 05 Nov 2005

save, then install ,then update.

  Forum Editor 23:43 11 Nov 2005

in different forum areas - it's very confusing for other people.

I'll lock this version, and leave the one in Absoluter beginners.

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