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Offline Penny30

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Cannot open pdf files generated from online sites
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:36:17 PM »
I don't seem to be able to open a pdf file linked from certain websites despite my checking that it is 'positive' site

Only seems to have happened recently and a shame as I can't even download the pdf either as its meant to open up first in a new window, which it does but all I get is a black screen with the pdf link in the url bar
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Re: Cannot open pdf files generated from online sites
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 11:09:53 PM »
what avast version do you have ... free / AIS / Premier
could be related to Ransomware shield



Applies to Avast Premier, Avast Internet Security

Ransomware Shield - FAQs
https://support.avast.com/en-eu/article/Antivirus-Ransomware-Shield-FAQ
https://support.avast.com/en-eu/article/Use-Ransomware-Shield







Offline Penny30

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Re: Cannot open pdf files generated from online sites
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 12:19:19 AM »
I have the free avast (downloaded at beginning of year)

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Re: Cannot open pdf files generated from online sites
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 12:30:31 AM »
I have the free avast (downloaded at beginning of year)
What program are you using to open the pdf ???
You can open a pdf directly in Chrome and Edge. You can also use the Avast Secure Browser to open a pdf file.
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Re: Cannot open pdf files generated from online sites
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 02:57:57 AM »
Im having the same problem in chrome and it seems to be coming from avast antitrack because when i turn it off, antitrack, the pdf shows up.