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Old 02.02.2020, 14:16
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English forum auto downloading ads today....

Today whenever I open English forum my computer auto-downloads (to my downloads folder) an advertising banner for Qatar Airways. What's going on? Very annoying.
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Old 02.02.2020, 14:48
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

Not happening here, however you should set your computer to not allow this. It is a great way of attracting unwanted viruses on your set.
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Old 02.02.2020, 14:49
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

Have you changed browser settings recently or has your browser done one of those nice "improve your experience" updates?

What browser are you using?

I'm no expert, but AFAIK websites don't start downloads themselves. Browsers do the downloading. But I could be wrong...
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Old 02.02.2020, 14:55
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

Macbook, using Safari. So strange, itís never happened before!
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

It is still happening, but have have managed to change settings, that now it asks permission rather than auto downloading..... still annoying though!
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Old 02.02.2020, 15:37
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

Itís also happening on my iPhone using Safari. Itís not the users fault, there is an error in the ad programming.
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Old 02.02.2020, 15:41
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

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Itís also happening on my iPhone using Safari. Itís not the users fault, there is an error in the ad programming.
I'll flag this to EB just in case.
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It is still happening, but have have managed to change settings, that now it asks permission rather than auto downloading..... still annoying though!
Wow thats wierd. Could be a virus
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Old 02.02.2020, 15:54
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Re: English forum auto downloading ads today....

Perhaps time for a holiday!
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Old 02.02.2020, 16:31
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I'll flag this to EB just in case.
Flagged. He'll look into it on Monday.

In the meantime, I recommend taking Edwin's advice and setting your computer not to auto-download anything. That's good advice in general, not just for EF.
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