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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. re: TongoRad

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

        2. 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.

            1. 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

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

                1. re: Engineering

                  nope. sorry

                  1. re: Engineering

                    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

                    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

                      RUNNING ON EVERY THREAD AGAIN TODAY...IS SOMETHING BEING DONE?

                    2. 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

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

                      2. 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. Use Firefox.

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                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            Chrome is even better.

                            1. re: bbqboy

                              FF has more extensions, but we quibble.

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

                              1. re: ipsedixit

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

                                1. re: bbqboy

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

                                  1. re: HillJ

                                    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

                                      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.

                                      1. re: HillJ

                                        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.

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

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                            1. re: HillJ

                              Not here since earlier this morning, too.

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

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

                                http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/s...

                                We are evaluating short term solutions.

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                                1. re: Engineering

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