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Old 12-31-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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Is anybody else getting this yellow bar across the top of the pages here on City-Data? "Microsoft Data Access - Remote Data Services Dat..." It wants me to click the bar and download the add-on...

I went and Googled this and found this forum: http://www.hostingforum.ca/840895-wh...es-add-do.html

It says NOT to download.

????
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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A lot of us use Firefox for this site, UB50. I guess that's why I've never seen it.

Let's see if the web guru here will explain it as it specifically applies to this site.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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I haven't seen anything like that, nor have I heard anyone reporting such problems. It's certainly not us - we do not have any pop-ups or downloads on our website. We'll look into is ASAP.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Thanks! This has not been happening to me on most websites HOWEVER today I noticed it on another message board and on one blog.

I try to keep my comuter virus/malware free so I keep my security settings high. This might be another reason why I'm getting the warning and no one else is reporting it.
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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Thumbs up I haven't see it!

Fortunately I haven't seen it but I use Firefox not IE.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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This is strange because now I am getting this bar on a lot of websites -- not on the major ones like Google, eBay, or the LA Times but on various blogs and forums and on a few media links.

I wonder if it is an exploit that is being embedded in the comments?

I've tried shutting my computer down and restarting to see if it goes away but it doesn't. I'm now running my scans to see if it's something I picked up somewhere but I doubt it since it isn't appearing on every website. I also checked the board with the most security savvy people I know and didn't see any threads about this. Maybe later, I'll post a question to them and see if anyone has any insight into this.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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This is strange because now I am getting this bar on a lot of websites -- not on the major ones like Google, eBay, or the LA Times but on various blogs and forums and on a few media links.

I wonder if it is an exploit that is being embedded in the comments?

I've tried shutting my computer down and restarting to see if it goes away but it doesn't. I'm now running my scans to see if it's something I picked up somewhere but I doubt it since it isn't appearing on every website. I also checked the board with the most security savvy people I know and didn't see any threads about this. Maybe later, I'll post a question to them and see if anyone has any insight into this.
I will ask our forum Guru but I'm 99% convinced it isn't our website.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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I'd almost say 99.9%

Again, we know it's specific to IE, so not only is it Microsoft isolated but most likely their browser's (IE's) peculiarity.

Again, as Mikey has also implied, those of who use Firefox haven't see anything like this on this website.

Give Firefox a try, you might like it.
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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I'd almost say 99.9%

Again, we know it's specific to IE, so not only is it Microsoft isolated but most likely their browser's (IE's) peculiarity.

Again, as Mikey has also implied, those of who use Firefox haven't see anything like this on this website.

Give Firefox a try, you might like it.


UB50:
I agree with "Sir" on this as I think that anyone who tries Firefox won't go back to IE. IE just has too many problems and it isn't worth the daily hassle. I have no vested interest in Firefox; neither do I own any stock nor get any commissions ...just trying to help out is all.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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UB50, I'd recommend starting by running anti-spyware and anti-virus software.
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