Random download links pops up sometimes




9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: hknight09, Unassigned)


3.5 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25], URL)



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 (.NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1 (.NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Occasionally/Usually, when I'm surfing, and I click on a link, the download button appears out of nowhere asking me if I want to download "x" file when I never clicked download at all or there isn't a download button whatsoever. This shouldn't happen if your just clicking a link, which makes me suspect it's some type of bug? or maybe an add-on conflicting with another?


I don't know if this random request to download is severe or not, but I'll just take the careful route

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to a random site (kongregate in my case) (Happens on a lot of other sites as well)
2.Click on a link
3.Half or more of the time (in my case), a random download appears out of nowhere asking if you wish to download the "script" or whatever the extension of the file is
Actual Results:  
Either half or more then half the time, I'm asked If I want to download "x" object when I never saw any link to download whatever it was it asked me to download

Expected Results:  
I expected the browser to take me to the link, and not ask me to download whatever

I'm using Firefox 3.5.1
Default Theme

The add-ons I'm using and their current version number
Adblock Plus 	1.1
DownThemAll! 	1.1.4
FEBE		6.2
Flagfox	        3.3.14
Ghostery	2.0.0
GooglePreview	3.22
NoScript	1.9.7
RequestPolicy	0.5.8
SmarterFox	2.0.2
Surf Canyon	2.0.5 - Disabled ATM
WOT	        20090414
Personas        1.2.1

Mcafee SiteAdvisor 2.9  
Microsoft .net Framword Assistant 1.1


9 years ago
Hardware: Other → Sun
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch

Comment 1

9 years ago
Weird, but doesn't sound like a security bug to me.
Group: core-security
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-2-25]
This bug has had the CLOSEME tag for several weeks and the date in the tag is
far gone. If the reporter can still see this issue, Please retest with Firefox
3.6.x or later and a new profile
(http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). Then please remove the
closeme tag in the whiteboard, mark the bug against the proper version and
comment on the bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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