Doenloading a file

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at
Sun Sep 16 05:11:57 BST 2007

On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 07:22:17PM -0700, Hancock Martin wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I have just started using Ubuntu and I am having a problem when I download a programme from the internet.
> I get the following message:-
> " Cannot open/home/martinehancock/Desktop avg 7.5 free_487_ 1130(2).exe.No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file."
> Please tell me how to fix this problem.

Two problems with this:

1) You're downloading AVG, a Windows virus scanner.  You don't need this, 
   because Ubuntu isn't susceptible to Windows Viruses.
2) You're downloading a Windows program which won't work natively under

Ubuntu isn't Windows, and generally, Windows programs won't run on it.


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