Weird Unwanted Downloads

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cookiemech
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Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by cookiemech » Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:48 pm

Over the past week or so, when I browse the subforums (usually when I go to something in Order of the Greasy Wrench), I'll get a popup saying that a download has occurred. It is always a tiny HTML file, and I always delete it without opening.

Anyone else?
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Re: Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:52 pm

If it happens again, please try to capture a screenshot and post it here.
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Re: Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by cookiemech » Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:53 pm

Will do!
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Re: Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by S 854 » Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:19 pm

I would also clear my browser history…

I’ve made a habit of clearing mine on a weekly basis… maybe overkill, but I figure it can’t hurt…
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Re: Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by Snakeoil » Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:48 pm

If you do not use the history function, you can set up your browser to dump your history every time you close your browser.

I also think it is a file that downloaded when you were on another website and pops up based upon some built-in instruction. Clear out all your temp files too.
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Re: Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by cookiemech » Thu Apr 14, 2022 4:19 pm

I did clear my history files and temp files. So far, hasn't happened again.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Re: Weird Unwanted Downloads

Post by Lofty » Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:34 pm

I run the CCleaner utility after I close my browser. It's free and very well-regarded.

https://www.ccleaner.com/
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