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Downloading Files - Error when downloading file

Group policy blocking files.


In order to block a particularly nasty virus (Cryptolocker), UW Oshkosh Information Technology blocks some types of applications from running. Certain applications will be blocked during install and receive the following error message:

"This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator."


"You do not have Administrative Rights"

What type of Downloads may cause this issue

  • 7 zip files


  1. Right Click on the zip folder
  2. Save the file if needed (to a temporary location like the desktop)
  3. Extract the files to a temporary location like the desktop
  4. You should be able to open/or run the files

UW Oshkosh Information Technology can temporarily disable the application blocking policy to allow certain applications to install. Please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:Cryptolocker, 7-zip, 7zip, Firefox, "Adobe Connect"   Doc ID:57700
Owner:Kevin B.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2015-10-22 11:46 CDTUpdated:2017-07-26 14:46 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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