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Feb 2, 2011 06:06 AM

To help protect your security, Internet Explorer blocked this site from downloading files to your computer

This morning I'm getting this on every Chowhound page and not on any other site. Never got this before. Is one of the advertisers trying to download files? Any suggestions for tracking what is causing this.

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  1. I too noticed this today. However, in roaming around my usual sites, I did notice it on one of the "Patch" sites.

    Is that Facebook "like" feature a new thing too?

    1. Me too. Driving me nuts. Can't get it to shut up without downloading some unknown file, which I'm not gonna do.

      1. Happening here too since yesterday. I assume it has something to do with that new Facebook widget...gadget...whatchamacallit.

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        1. Although possible, I don't think this is related to the Facebook like button. We can't reproduce it here.

          The next time you see this, can you note what file it is asking you to download and which ads you see on the page?

          Thank you

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          1. re: Engineering

            Next time? It is on every single page.

            I unfortunately just clicked on the link to download the file ... and unlike most times where a window asking if I wanted to download, this sucker just downloaded. So swell, trying to gather some info for engineering, now I have some unknown file or virus on my computer thanks to this.

            At the most I have a window with this ...

            xd_proxy[1] - Notepad

            pp_content_51546247891 a.uiLinkSubtle { display: none; }
            .app_content_51546247891 a.UIImageBlock_ICON_Image { display: none; }

            #bootloader_Zvucx { height: 42px; }

            .app_content_51546247891 a.uiLinkSubtle { display: none; }
            .app_content_51546247891 a.UIImageBlock_ICON_Image { display: none; }

            #bootloader_Zvucx { height: 42px; }

            HOW DO I GET RID OF THIS?

            1. re: rworange

              Sorry the request was not more clear. Please DO NOT download the file. If it displays the name or the URL of the file it is asking you to download, please note that.

          2. I've just now started to see the blocked file message up top under the Chowhound banner on every page I open. Nothing yesterday and nothing earlier this morning. Just started happening now. I'm running IE7 on Vista. Also, there's a black shadow around the edges of all the words on each page and on each of the white Chowhound letters.