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application/octet-stream Help


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MuckyDuck

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Hello ppl.

Just wondered if anyone could give me some help regarding this issue ive been having over the last few days or so..
I keep getting this annoying popup(i dont think its spyware?) come up everytime i click on certain sites. As i said i dont think its spyware, but i may be wrong. Im using firefox and say i click on yahoo answers it will always come up.

Opening st
Which is a: application/octet-stream
from: http://ad.yieldmanager.com
What should firefox do with this file?
open, browse, save.. etc

The http address varies from site to site.

Yeah so its rather annoying and i dont know how get rid of it, i have mbam, sas and avg. All clean with these, no spyware or viruses found.

Any ideas? Thanks :)
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starjax

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If your using firefox are you using adblock plus add-in?
https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/1865
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MuckyDuck

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If your using firefox are you using adblock plus add-in?
https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/1865


No im not using that add on.
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application/octet-stream is basically binary data, which can't be opened by regular browser.
It's either web page problem, or you have some security problems.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Did this help you? How far did you get? I am having the same problem.

Katie
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