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Safari has developed a weird problem. Downloads are working as normal but .zip files just hang on "Preparing to download". Firefox works fine.

I recently installed Virusbarrier X6 so I thought that might have something to do with it but turning "Scan archives" off has no effect and I can't see a way to simply turn it off for a while.

I tried deleting the cache but before I delete all my cookies and history I thought I'd see if anyone has had a similar problem.

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You dont need Virusbarrier X6 unless you download lots of Windows files that may be infected. I would uninstall it, and see if the problem stops. If not, i would try repairing permissions through Disk Utility.

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Agree with Rob ~ think you have found your problem.

Go into Safari Preferences > General and make sure the box at the bottom to download 'safe' is not selected.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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