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kee Newcomer 7 posts since
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Oct 2, 2011 1:51 PM

Potentially annoying download detected

I have the free add-on and toolbar and it keeps sending this pop up message: potentially annoying download detected. You are downloading wea_ 26.cab   from http://wea.igeared.com/weather/weather/tb_icons/           I got this dozens of times every internet session. To my knowledge I've never even been on that site. I ran a virus scan, malwarebytes, super anti spyware and they've all shown up as clean. I thought it might be to do with this site which is on my AVG toolbar http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/UKXX2047?par=AVG&site=toolbar&cm_ven=a pplication&cm_cat=AVGToolbar&cm_pla=WxFcst&cm_ite=HBH  so I've disabled it. Assuming it is that causing it, is there any harm in allowing the download?

 

I often get these pop-ups, this is another one I get a lot:      You are downloading:t9free0021.cab    from    http://af.avg.com/softw/10free/tbr

 

Is that one OK to allow? I do have AVG.

  • JaiPrakash Champion 457 posts since
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    2. Oct 5, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to kee)
    Re: Potentially annoying download detected

    Hello Kee,

     

    Do you have McAfee security programs installed on your PC or McAfee site Advisor . Kindly provide us with a screen shot of the pop up so that would add us some clarity on the issue

     

    Regards,


    Thanks,
    Jai Prakash
  • Hayton Volunteer Moderator 4,600 posts since
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    4. Oct 8, 2011 11:54 PM (in response to kee)
    Re: Potentially annoying download detected

    You've got AVG installed, right? And you're running SiteAdvisor as a stand-alone website checker? Ignore Security Scan Plus, that's not relevant to any of this, it's not a full AV program.

     

    SiteAdvisor will detect *possibly* unwanted downloads and warn you about them. If you want them, go ahead and download them. SiteAdvisor's role is to warn you if something you don't want is coming your way.

     

    Don't worry about the warning messages. Worry if you get a full-scale red blocking page, that's usually something to avoid.

     

    And, yes, false positives do happen. Not often, but they happen. Can't be helped. No system is perfect. If in doubt, go and double-check a site on mywot.com and read the reviewers' opinions.


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  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,353 posts since
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    5. Oct 9, 2011 4:17 PM (in response to kee)
    Re: Potentially annoying download detected

    In siteadvisor what is your download setting limited  balanced or agressive.

     

    Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 10/10/11 7:17:58 AM

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  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,353 posts since
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    7. Oct 9, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to kee)
    Re: Potentially annoying download detected

    Two spaces to the right of the large green mcafee SA toolbar is a black down arrow Click on this and choose options and see if you have a download option.


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  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,353 posts since
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    9. Oct 10, 2011 1:57 AM (in response to kee)
    Re: Potentially annoying download detected

    Ok that is the default and you must have the standard version not the live version.


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