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    Request to open suspicious link

    I get the following message at least once a day on my PC"

    Do you want to open or save default_179583-1.JS (545 bytes) from cdn.fastclick.net

    I assume this is a destructive link or malware. How do I stop these messsges?

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the Lounge.

    What are you doing when that happens? Visiting a specific website?

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    I am getting the same thing when I access my email in Yahoo.
    Can you tell me about it?
    Thank you

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    https://www.virustotal.com/file/8a32...56f5/analysis/ - looks clean but there's no additional information listed for it.

    Change your Yahoo! email password, download Malwarebytes, update it and run a scan. http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebyt...are_d5756.html
    Last edited by satrow; 2012-06-11 at 10:18.

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    It's probably a javascript banner ad at a site which you visit, perhaps only partially blocked by your pop-up stopper: How spyware gets installed

    Users have been able to eliminate such instances by adding *.fastclick.net to their restricted sites zone. (It was already in my restricted sites zone from a long list of bad sites.)

    Using Internet Explorer I get a pop-up asking to download a file from cdn.fastclick.net

    Bruce

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    It looks like the site you are visiting is trying to create a cookie in javascript. cdn.fastclick.net is part of fastclick.com which is an ad tracking service used by websites for advertising purposes.

    You could:
    - disable java
    - add fastclick.net and fastclick.com to your site blocking list
    - complain at/stop using the site(s) which are generating this activity.

    Jock

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    Quote Originally Posted by jockmullin View Post
    It looks like the site you are visiting is trying to create a cookie in javascript. ...
    You could:
    - disable java
    I think, because javascript and java are two totally different things, that disabling active scripting would be the appropriate action here. But not as useful as your other options.

    Bruce

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    Having Java disabled except when you are actually using a website that needs it to function should be a given.

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