puzzling download

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Hi everyone,

I just experienced something puzzling... I was reading some comment on one forum when I noticed the blue arrow or downloading showing up in the upper right corner of my screen. :eek:

I wasn't touching anything or trying to change page or what ever... I was just reading!!!

I went to my download folder and found a zip file that was indeed downloaded a couple of mn ago... it was called iasn_E.mp3 and was over 645MB!
Needless to say, I dumped it without un-zipping.

Can anyone explain to me what happened? ... and how can I prevent it from happening again.

Thank you in advance
Good day to all
 

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What forum were you visiting? MP3 files are audio files, but they are not usually that large. Which browser are you using? Websites can instigate a download with very little code, it is usually not done unless requested by the visitor though..
 
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The forum visited is a very small one (an Aimoo community) with just a few friends chatting every so often.
As for the download, I checked out that file and it is a download for Torent ! (something I am definitely NOT interested).
I am using Firefox and usually it stops any popup, so I don't get it.

Thanks for your feedback... looking forward to finding out more
 

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