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    apeke is offline Junior Member
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    Oct 2009

    Unhappy Not sure how to titile this

    Recently I noticed that when I am browsing the web or on a webpage and click on a link to take me to another page, the page starts to download like it's a file into my Documents.
    I use Facebook and lately when I would click on a link to take me to friends page, the link will try to save to my PC rather than take me to the page I requested through the link...
    example: (actual file extensions trying to download)


    and so on...
    all with the same extension of php.....

    Also, up in options and in "under the hood" I am unable to use the clear auto opening settings button, as it is grayed out and I unable to click on it.

    Sometimes, rather than just seeing the download bar at the bottom of the screen, it actually will open up my PC files and ask me where I want to save it to..and yet, I am not downloading to save anything anywhere....
    Does anyone have this issue or know what is causing it?

    My Chrome version is:
    and I am using Vista Home Premium if this info helps any!
    Hope someone can come to my aid and help me figure this out to stop it!

    BTW..I have added attachments showing what it does when it tries to download....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails downloads-1.jpg   chrome-error-1.jpg  

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    sulasno is offline Super Moderator
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    I don't have a solution but would suggest a full anti virus scan;

    appears that the file extensions were hijacked

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    Benni is offline Senior Member
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    Sound as the website you'r trying to browse has an error in setup, so it havn't got the php engine associated. If this is the problem you can't do much that to wait until it has been fixed. Is it only 1 website or a general problem ?

    Try opening the php files in notepad and see if it's 'evil' code or it seems fine. A php file shouldn't be able to do you any harm.

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ a fine online virusscan.

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