Your web browser will then open a download dialogue box.
Note that you should only download files from reputable sources. Granted, the majority of files that you will download will be harmless but some files may have been created with malicious intent.
Click the "Save" button to download the file and save it locally.
A save file window will appear. You will use this window to select a location on your computer to store the download.
For example, select "Desktop" from the drop down menu to save the file to your desktop. This will make it easy for you to find later on.
In the "File Name" section, enter a file name that will easily identify the download to you.
Next, click the "Save" button.
After you click the "Save" button, the file will start to download.
As the file downloads', progress will be displayed as a percentage at the top of the progress window and as a graphic bar in the center of the window.
Wait until the download is complete (the progress bar is full and the percentage reads 100%).
When the download is complete, the window may automatically close. If this does not happen, it may look something like the window displayed below.
If the window is still open, click on the "Close" button.
You have now successfully downloaded the file and saved it to your desktop.
If you wish to run the file (to see what you downloaded), double click the file (which you can find on your desktop).
Note: not all files will run straight away. For example, if you downloaded a zip file (a common archive file) then you need a zip file reading package to extract files from the zip file, for example WinZip.