Downloading Difficulty

  • Hi,
    I am a student learning html and am required to download Notepad ++.
    However, any attempt to do so is truncated by an app called File Spy.
    Put File Spy in trash can, and still was unable to download Notepad ++.
    Please advise.

  • if you don’t know if you or who else has put file spy there, you are simplest off by following only one of these alternatives:

    alternative 1:
    reinstall windows

    alternative 2:
    get a new pc and use it until another problem comes up again, then repeat alternative 2

    alternative 3:
    get a mac which is less vulnerable and guides you more, so you don’t have to worry about such things any more

  • Given that @Adriane-Webb said “trash can” not “recycle bin”, and eight of my first ten hits when I searched Google for what is “file spy” were for the Mac application, and the other two had nothing to do with software, I am concluding that @Adriane-Webb is using a Mac, thus obviating alternative 3 – but I could be wrong. As a student, it is possible that it’s a school computer, in which case alternatives 1 and 2 are not applicable, either.

    Sorry, @Adriane-Webb, I haven’t regularly used a Mac since … was it a Mac Plus, or Mac 512? One of those ancient beasts, anyway. So if you are on a Mac, I wouldn’t be of any help. If it’s not a Mac, could you give us more information: what kind of computer; whether it’s yours or the school’s or someone else’s; whether there are any settings or help files that come with “File Spy” that explain how it might be protecting you against malicious downloads or some such. Also, are you trying to download directly from this site (, or from some other software download repository?

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