I'm clicking on a regular page link but my browser downloads the page--could I have spyware or a virus?
The past couple of days, I've noticed that sometimes when I click on links within my browser page (Firefox is my default browser), instead of the page opening, it will download to my desktop instead. I haven't been right-clicking at all, just left-clicking to open links. Could this be a sign that I've got spyware or a virus on my computer? FYI, I've got Norton Antivirus on my computer and I run a scheduled scan each day. I've also got AdAware anti-spyware program, but haven't run it in a couple of weeks. Norton hasn't indicated any viruses. Any ideas what this could be and where I should look to find any problem files?
Asked By: Pastor Chad from JesusFreak.com - 8/13/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Try uninstalling it then reinstalling it... More
Answered By: Mike - 8/13/2007
Additional Answers (4)
I don't think it is a virus. I've actually had the same problem happen to me occasionally when I updated Firefox to 126.96.36.199 It may be just a bug, go to BugZilla to find out or to report it.
Answered By: Jason Walker - 8/13/2007
Few things to try 1) Try using the same on a different browser 2) Run a complete SPY ware test on your computer. 3) Check if this happens to all the website. 4) Make sure your SPyware and Anti Virus is updated to the latest signature
Answered By: Bani - 8/13/2007
I don't think its a virus I think that for some resean firefox is configured to save the webpage instead of opening it. Or if its just happening on one link it may just be a download link not one directing to a webpage
Answered By: what_ever101 - 8/13/2007
The association of file types and their programs are handle by the so called MIME type. the MIME type is included in the invisible information sent in the header of the webservers answer. For example a normal web page may have the MIME type "text/html... More
Answered By: Thomas K - 8/13/2007
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.