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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:28:36 PM

I opened another tab for Covers since I usually have 3 or 4 tabs open when looking at game previews, posting, etc...

Just now I opened a new tab for COVERS and I got a warning that said something about... Internet Explorer has prevented this site from sending files to your computer.

I'm not exactly POSITIVE of the wording since I clicked the "x" to close that warning...

But what kind of file would Covers be sending to my computer... and why???

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Posted: 3/15/2012 12:52:45 PM

Hi Sir,

We would not be sending any files? Was Covers loading or loaded when the box appeared?

Rizz

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Posted: 3/15/2012 1:00:24 PM
Sounds like a malware message to try and get you to click the box.

Did it say, ``Click here to view details``?


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Posted: 3/16/2012 9:50:50 AM

After the tabs had loaded... I clicked onto that tab... once on the new page/tab with COVERS Forum page opened I saw, just under all the tabs was the normal line you get from Internet Explorer... the thin line that runs from one side of the screen to the other... just below all the tabs.... Usually it just warns that pop ups were blocked (giving you an option to allow them)... but this warning was different...

...It clearly said it block the site from sending files to my computer.

Usually I have a reflex to just click the "x" on the far right of that line because I don't want to allow the pop ups...

However, I was reading it, as my reflex continued to click the "x' to remove the line from my page...

It made me wonder what it meant because I have never seen that mesage from IE before... and I was pissed at myself for letting my reflex just close the warning so fast thinking it was a pop up warning.

I know what I saw and it said what I'm telling you... it was strange because like I said... I've never seen that warning before or since.

I tried to do it again, however it did not repeat the warning.

If it happens again... I will get the exact wording... and view whatever options it gives me also.

It was really strange to see that from Internet Explorer... but it did happen after I had loaded a new tab with COVERS.

I do not BS you about this.

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Posted: 3/16/2012 10:15:38 AM

WOW... it just happened AGAIN as I sent you this message... It says...

To Help protect your security, Internet Explorer blocked this site from downloading files to your computer. Click here for options...

(and on the far right is a small symbol with a blue arrow above it that is pointing downward to the symbol... I will not check the options...)

I did a right click on the warning bar and the options are... "Download File..." and  "What's the Risk?" and "Information Bar Help"

No garbage... I'm amazed it happened again.

My Norton has blocked things from your site before also... maybe you are unaware of some internal problems with your site.

I right clicked again and then left clicked on "What's the Risk?"

Got This in an Internet Explorer pop up window...

Why does Internet Explorer block some files from being downloaded?

Internet Explorer will block a file from downloading if it appears that you did not request the file. This might happen if a website tries to download files to your computer without your permission or if you requested a file but the download did not start immediately.

Before downloading any file, ask yourself these questions:

  • Did you ask for this file?

    Did you click a link on a website to start this download, or did the download begin without any action on your part? If you did not start the download, you should be very cautious about the file. If you don't need the file, cancel the download. If you choose to save or run the file, make sure you know what it is for and what it will do to your computer before you proceed.

  • Do you trust the website providing the file?

    Don't download any file unless you absolutely trust the website or publisher it is from. Click Related Topics for more information about making this decision.

  • Do you know what the file is for and what it will do to your computer?

    The website providing the file should describe what the file is for and provide any special details you need to know about the file to run it. If this information is not available, be cautious about downloading the file.

What to do when a file is blocked

When a file is blocked, a message will appear on the Information bar. If you are sure that you want to download the file, click the Information bar, and then click Download File. When you are prompted to download the file, read the information in the dialog box very carefully. Make sure the file is from a website you trust.

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THAT'S ALL IT SAID... I'M AFRAID to click on "Download File..." JUST TO see what the heck it could be... If you don't know what it is... I'm not gonna risk my computer to find out.

Like I said... I have also received warning from my Norton security in the past when surfing your site... especially when I did a right click on some of your advertizers. Currently I have two ads on my page... one on to from usbank... and one on the right side from Progressive Insurance with that Flo chick pictured on it.

I do not this the ads caused this IE file download warning since I have not clicked anything and the warning just showed up when the page was refreshed after I had clicked SEND with my last comment in this thread.

I Told You this was real... and I'm glad it showed up again so I could prove it.

This is not MALWARE... It's a warning from Internet Explorer that says they have blocked YOUR site from downloading files to my computer.

You guys are obviously unaware of some kind of bug in your system... or is this somehow related to "whatever" normal tracking you guys use. I have also noticed that after being open all day... the tab with your site really takes its time to close when I'm trying to shut off my computer.

I hope you can figure it out and that your site is not infected with something.

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Posted: 3/16/2012 10:17:17 AM

Correction...

WOW... it just happened AGAIN as I sent you the last message... It says...

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Posted: 3/16/2012 10:18:53 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Skubishack:

Correction...

WOW... it just happened AGAIN as I sent you the last message... It says...

and...

(and on the far right is a small symbol with a blue arrow above it that is pointing downward to the symbol... I will NOW check the options...)

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Posted: 3/16/2012 10:23:36 AM

More corrections... (sorry it's early for me)

I do not THINK the ads caused this IE file download warning since I have not clicked anything and the warning just showed up when the page was refreshed after I had clicked SUBMIT with my last comment in this thread.

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#9
Posted: 3/16/2012 11:32:49 AM
I'll send a copy of this thread to those who deal with these technical issues.  To me it still sounds like malware on your system, but I'll get them to take a look.

Thank you for all of the details.  Very helpful.



If you don't mind, try it in Firefox or Chrome...see if you can duplicate it there.
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Posted: 3/16/2012 1:50:16 PM
Here is the response we got from IT:

This sounds like an isolated issue at this point and can likely be resolved on the user's end by simply un-blocking the site. Please let us know if he has trouble with this.

It's not the perfect answer that you were looking for, but their response is basically saying that since no other users are experiencing this issue it must be something on your system.  We are not infected and we are not infecting your system.


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Posted: 3/16/2012 1:59:17 PM

Dude... If It's maleware in the sence you are thinking... Its trying to download when I visit COVERS... It's my INTERNET EXPLORER that is giving me the warning... I know what malware is.

The only thing that could be malware is whatever is being blocked from trying to be downloaded on my computer when I go to the COVERS site.

The warning is because of that... something has attached to the COVERS site and is trying to download something into my computer when I visit COVERS and only COVERS.

Like I said... something in your system has alerted my Norton ALSO in the past but I know it was blocked so I let it go without worry.

I know you want to defend your site but I have no reason to BS anyone about this... I enjoy going to COVERS everyday for entertainment.

I don't use/have the other browsers so I won't be trying that.

Should anything else pop up... such as a Norton warning... I will send you that info also.

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Posted: 3/16/2012 2:03:24 PM

This has only happened twice... which I reported to you each time.

Whenever it happens in the future... I will post that it did in this thread so you can see if the problem is persisting.

Since whatever is trying to dowload from your site is being blocked on my end it is not a problem for me... but I am only trying to bring it too your attention... that's all.

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Posted: 3/16/2012 2:10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Covers-Team:

Here is the response we got from IT:

This sounds like an isolated issue at this point and can likely be resolved on the user's end by simply un-blocking the site. Please let us know if he has trouble with this.

It's not the perfect answer that you were looking for, but their response is basically saying that since no other users are experiencing this issue it must be something on your system.  We are not infected and we are not infecting your system.


WHY would I un-block an attempted file download from your site if BOTH you and I have NO IDEA what your site is trying to download into my computer...???

That makes absolutely NO SENCE...???

I find it hard to believe an IT tech would say such a thing. Would he allow a download without knowing what the heck it is... and without the website he is looking at knowing what it is...???

Think about it.

Your site is working fine for me WITHOUT whatever is trying to download on my computer from your site.

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Posted: 3/16/2012 2:17:06 PM

As for it being isolated... maybe that's because I'm the first to catch and report it.

I don't appreciate a responce from your IT that basically asks me to be a guinea pig so he can figure out what the problem is.

I take my computer security serious... unlike the answer from your IT would have me do.

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Posted: 3/16/2012 6:50:42 PM

Now I keep getting "Pop-up blocked...." warnings.

These are normal but your site is definitely not working the normal way that it has in the past.

And it's ONLY when I go to COVERS.

I bet you that you are not even aware that something has got into your site and is trying to do things it should not be doing.

I'm not sure but... I'd say it looks like your site has a malware bugs attached to it.

EVERYTHING else I'm doing on my computer is just fine.

Glad I have good computer security.

Hope you get it squared away.

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Posted: 3/18/2012 1:43:41 PM
Just had a conversation with someone in the office who suggested that it may be related to one of our pop-up ads.  If one of the ads requires a specific version of Flash to run, it may generate an auto update to your Flash file.  I don't 100% know if this is what is causing the warning...just a theory at his point.

The weird part about it all is that the warning is not telling you a file name, or anything at all, related to the download.  And if was truly anything evil, your anti-virus protection would red-flag it...not IE.

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Posted: 3/23/2012 1:42:40 AM

No Pop-Up warnings today AT ALL... just wanted to let you guys know in case someone there has been working on this.

Also... I have not had the issue originally mentioned in this thread, the download warning, since the time I last mentioned it here.

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Posted: 3/23/2012 10:11:06 AM
Well, that's something I guess.  Definitely let us know if/when it rears it's ugly head again.


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