What did I download?

  User-1BD6D3E1-0CC3-49F6-BF40FF97E4E996B4 22:27 02 May 2003
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Is there a way to find out what you download on the net, When I went to a web site a box came up asking me to download something I had no intention to download it and did know what it was but I accidentally clicked on yes to download.

I would like to know what I downloaded?

I have Windows XP

  rmn 22:52 02 May 2003

i dont think you can the file exstension may give you a clue if its not a zipped file. exe means executable ussually a program, jpeg picture, pdf document etc but dont know of a program which will identify them.to be safe use your virus scanner to scan them then at least you know its not a known virus.

  DieSse 22:58 02 May 2003

Go through the motions of downloading something else - but keep a careful note of WHERE the default download location is (you don't actually have to do a download - but if you do a small beningn one, that you take a note of the name - that would be good).

Then you have two ways to get at where the download went - look in the folder where downloads normally go - and/or search for the download you did take note of, and in that folder you should find the other one.

I think what I downloaded was Macromedia's Shockwave Flash Version 6, I thought I already had it installed being all the web adverts are displayed but I guess some sites require you to have version 6 installed.

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