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Anomnomnomaly

Unauthorised Downloads from LLT Forums

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Browser, version and OS:  Firefox 73, W10 64 Pro

 

Steps to reproduce/what were you doing before it happened?  Just browsing as normal.

 

 

What happened?    I was checking my downloads folder to clear out some old junk and found dozens of files labeled  spacer.png, spacer(1).png and so forth... I checked the downloads manager within the browser and found that all of these had originated from LTT forums.  I have NEVER once downloaded anything. I don't click on random links posted

 

 

What did you expect to happen?   I sure as hell don't expect unwanted and unauthorised downloads to be forced onto my system from anywhere. I would like an explanation as to what the hell is going on?

 

 

 


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16 minutes ago, Anomnomnomaly said:

What happened?    I was checking my downloads folder to clear out some old junk and found dozens of files labeled  spacer.png, spacer(1).png and so forth... I checked the downloads manager within the browser and found that all of these had originated from LTT forums.  I have NEVER once downloaded anything. I don't click on random links posted

Seeing as no one else seems to have reported anything similar, it's most likely some Firefox-extension or similar on your PC causing that.


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It happens if you accidentally click and drag in firefox over the download button too. It's happened to me with random pages and whatnot where I accidentally held down the mouse button and moved the cursor a bit. It's nothing bad it's just a click and drag issue with firefox.


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