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rworange Feb 2, 2011 06:06 AM

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. clamscasino RE: rworange Feb 2, 2011 07:48 AM

    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?

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      DGresh RE: rworange Feb 3, 2011 06:11 AM

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

      1. TongoRad RE: rworange Feb 3, 2011 06:19 AM

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

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        1. re: TongoRad
          MikeG RE: TongoRad Feb 4, 2011 11:18 AM

          That seems to be trouble: http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/s... .

        2. Engineering RE: rworange Feb 3, 2011 02:26 PM

          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
            rworange RE: Engineering Feb 3, 2011 02:59 PM

            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
              Engineering RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 12:10 PM

              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. Gio RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 06:39 AM

            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.

            1. jfood RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 08:58 AM

              Maybe this helps engineering. I have a new window open with the following source code:

              .app_content_140511002640400 a.uiLinkSubtle { display: none; }
              .app_content_140511002640400 a.UIImageBlock_ICON_Image { display: none; }

              #bootloader_7U5M_ { height: 42px; }

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              1. re: jfood
                Engineering RE: jfood Feb 4, 2011 12:11 PM

                By any chance, is there a URL for that window?

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                  jfood RE: Engineering Feb 4, 2011 05:40 PM

                  nope. sorry

                  1. re: Engineering
                    Aromatherapy RE: Engineering Feb 6, 2011 04:56 AM

                    I was getting that (or something very like that) Friday, and Dreamweaver kept opening. (Old IE 6.) at home use Firefox and don't have dreamweaver, so maybe that's why no problems here. Or it's fixed.

                  2. re: jfood
                    prio girl RE: jfood Feb 5, 2011 08:46 AM

                    Since yesterday, I've been getting this when accessing CH (stil happening today):
                    .app_content_140511002640400 a.uiLinkSubtle { display: none; }
                    .app_content_140511002640400 a.UIImageBlock_ICON_Image { display: none; }

                    #bootloader_7U5M_ { height: 42px; }

                    1. re: jfood
                      jfood RE: jfood Feb 7, 2011 04:54 AM


                    2. greygarious RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 11:56 AM

                      It just started on my computer a few minutes ago, on every page of CH. I have not yet tried to go to another site. I did not open the download.

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                      1. re: greygarious
                        greygarious RE: greygarious Feb 4, 2011 12:47 PM

                        Just went to two other oft-frequented sites, at which this message does not appear.

                      2. Servorg RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 12:20 PM

                        This may contain more information than you are looking for, but as an overview of IE and security issues this site looks pretty good: http://www.malwarehelp.org/configurin...

                        1. ipsedixit RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 06:01 PM

                          Use Firefox.

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                            bbqboy RE: ipsedixit Feb 4, 2011 07:08 PM

                            Chrome is even better.

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                              ipsedixit RE: bbqboy Feb 4, 2011 07:51 PM

                              FF has more extensions, but we quibble.

                              Both are far superior to anything Microsoft can dream of putting out.

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                                bbqboy RE: ipsedixit Feb 4, 2011 08:03 PM

                                true. I use both, but Chrome is really zippy and seems much less a memory hog.

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                                  HillJ RE: bbqboy Feb 4, 2011 09:00 PM

                                  Chrome is super-zippy. No frills & fast. I love it.

                                  1. re: HillJ
                                    ipsedixit RE: HillJ Feb 5, 2011 09:36 AM

                                    Chrome is faster, but it crashes on me more than Firefox.

                                    For Chowhound, however, both work just fine, and certainly eons better than IE.

                                    1. re: ipsedixit
                                      HillJ RE: ipsedixit Feb 5, 2011 09:59 AM

                                      Chrome is speedy but it doesn't always recognize when I thread has been read. Sometimes it still reads "NEW" when I've arleady zipped thru the post. Firefox is useful, not typically slow, but I'm often annoyed by the constant update, add-on and general messages FF sends users. To each their own.

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                                        eclecticsynergy RE: HillJ Apr 10, 2011 08:16 PM

                                        I don't even use Chrome, haven't downloaded it either but I frequently get an error message that "a script on this page has stopped running" and the script is always something to do with Chrome. I suspect part of the Chrome program loaded itself into my computer when I last updated my version of itunes, but Chrome does not appear in the add/remove programs window of my control panel. Frustrating.

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                            HillJ RE: rworange Feb 4, 2011 07:44 PM

                            The little bugger left the bldg around 9pm on my screen.

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                            1. re: HillJ
                              Gio RE: HillJ Feb 5, 2011 08:49 AM

                              Not here since earlier this morning, too.

                            2. greygarious RE: rworange Feb 5, 2011 08:54 AM

                              Without popular demand, more performances have been added. In other words, still here.

                              1. Engineering RE: rworange Feb 7, 2011 09:42 AM

                                I was wrong this is an issue with the Facebook widget:


                                We are evaluating short term solutions.

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                                1. re: Engineering
                                  bbqboy RE: Engineering Feb 7, 2011 09:46 AM

                                  can you put a share option on on each thread? Everyone knows we "like" CH.

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