File Download at Twitter.com

zamboknee

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Original poster
Aug 10, 2009
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I've hit up twitter, googled it, but I thought I'd see if there's any ideas here.
When I go to twitter (read: just GO THERE!) a file automatically downloads.
It's a TextEdit file with a bunch of numbers in the title.
I've attached a screenshot of the file(s).
I did a MacScan on the folder they're in and it turned back no results for malware/virus.
Any idea what's going on here?
 

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cruisin

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I've hit up twitter, googled it,
I have no idea what you managed to do. A Google search for twitter will get you the correct website, and manually trying http://www.twitter.com will correct it to https and also get the correct site.

My guess is you somehow cannot use https and are somehow just downloading the SSL certificate and your browser gives up.

Are you using a really out of date, uncommon browser? Safari is up to version 9 and Chrome is up to version 50 and both work. Both Safari and Chrome will either go to the correct website or Google what you typed, so you should be getting to twitter. Firefox should also work.

Is your date and time incorrect by more than a few minutes? Https (and other security features) depend on an accurate clock.

You might have to reinstall OSX if you cannot find a solution, as you have managed to break your computer in a special way.
 

Weaselboy

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https://twitter.com

I got the same thing once yesterday, bit not since then using this bookmarked link. I am certain I have no malware or other oddness going on on my end, so I suspect this is some glitch with Twitter. I am on El Capitan and Safari 9.1.
 

zamboknee

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 10, 2009
151
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https://twitter.com

I got the same thing once yesterday, bit not since then using this bookmarked link. I am certain I have no malware or other oddness going on on my end, so I suspect this is some glitch with Twitter. I am on El Capitan and Safari 9.1.
I'm using the same stuff.
By the way , when I said I 'hit up Twitter and google' I meant that I contacted Twitter about the issue and googled around for a solution/answer to the problem.
I haven't seen the issue now since I originally posted.
 

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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I'm using the same stuff.
By the way , when I said I 'hit up Twitter and google' I meant that I contacted Twitter about the issue and googled around for a solution/answer to the problem.
I haven't seen the issue now since I originally posted.
Yeah... odd. I have not seen it again either since that one incident.
 
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