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Microsoft Data Access prompt?

Pamplemoose Dec 31, 2007 10:45 AM

When i go to Chowhounds I get a prompt bar from the top of the page in my Internet Explorer that says "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft Data Access-Remote Data Services Dat...' from 'Microsoft Corporation'. If you trust the website and the add-on and want to allow it to run, click here...."
Is this something that Chowhound is doing?
These prompt bars at the top of the page are usually asking if i want to run some active x thing but this is the first time I've seen such a prompt from Chowhound.
I scanned my computer with my up to date anti virus and found nothing.
Any ideas?

  1. hannaone Dec 31, 2007 03:30 PM

    Are you also running some type of anti spyware program? There are some good free ones available like

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    and
    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    1 Reply
    1. re: hannaone
      Pamplemoose Dec 31, 2007 10:04 PM

      Yep, have the anti spyware running too. Mcafee Security Suite plus the anti spyware I get with Earthlink too.

    2. Jacquilynne Jan 3, 2008 11:00 AM

      That's a new one to me. Is anyone else seeing it? Or are you still seeing it, Pamplemoose?

      1 Reply
      1. re: Jacquilynne
        Pamplemoose Jan 4, 2008 07:07 PM

        Nope, just as mysteriously it the prompt has now disappeared from all the websites.
        Something must have updated in my anti virus or maybe one of Microsofts regular updates must have taken it away.
        Ok, all is normal again. Back to the boards!
        Thanks

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