sc.aspx file keeps downloading, why and how to stop it?

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  1. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    What is this and how can I make it stop???

    There seems to be no rhyme or reason for it, they just download from safari.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried restarting Safari? Do the items appear in your Downloads window in Safari? Are they being saved to your hard drive?
     
  3. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes to all. I just installed and removed growl and growlsafari and whatever the itunes one was if that helps. But it still downloads into the download file.
     
  4. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. xratedg35 macrumors newbie

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    David, the same thing is happening to me.

    It seems to have something to do with Citrix, which I use for work. Do you have the Citrix Xen App installed?
     
  6. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. That is the default program to open the file, but is not related to any citrix activity on my part.
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Do they download when visiting a specific site? A poorly-configured server may cause pages to be downloaded rather than displayed.

    If you open the file in TextEdit, what do you see?
     
  8. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Search your hard drive for any file with contextweb in it. You may find a preference file that may assist you.

    In Terminal you can use:

    Code:
    sudo find / -type f -exec grep -i -l contextweb {} \;
    
    That will print out a listing of any file containing contextweb in it. It's a case-insensitive search as well.
     
  9. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mine in just on e46fanatics.com, whenever I change pages.
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    And as for the second question..?
     
  11. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just tried at my computer at home and I'm getting the same thing, so it's likely not related to growl, I guess it's a website issue....
     
  12. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    e46- 3 series model of bmw.


    edit-- oh, I didn't see the real second question!! haha

    it's blank in textedit.
     
  13. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nothing for either search..
     
  14. bobrk macrumors newbie

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    I just started getting this today, too. My guess is that contextweb has some bad code that is dropping this file. If I stay away from my cheesy gossip site, then it doesn't happen.

    And I not only use Citrix, I work for them, so this is very odd.
     
  15. xratedg35 macrumors newbie

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    David - BTW, good choice in cars. I obviously went the infiniti route, hence my name, but that conversation is for another forum.

    I've noticed that, randomly, when I view facebook photos, the file would download.
     
  16. marks47 macrumors newbie

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    Getting the same thing on fark.com
    Anyone else?

    driving me nuts.
     
  17. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Two choices I can see:

    1. Edit /etc/hosts and add tag.contextweb.com to point to 127.0.0.1
    2. Use Firefox, install Adblock Plus, and block http://*.contextweb.com/*

    I'd use choice # 2 personally.
     
  18. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    would blocking it on my DNS (opendns) do the same thing?
     
  19. marks47 macrumors newbie

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    Assuming it acts as any other normal DNS server.
     
  20. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, I blocked it on openDNS and I don't get the downloads any longer, so give that a try.
     
  21. bobrk macrumors newbie

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    Cool. I'm trying this now.
     
  22. pistolsteve macrumors newbie

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    I ran into this yesterday while visiting several websites. I suspected that it had to do with a banner ad (new banner ad for MS Windows 7 seemed be present on every website that generated the sc.aspx file). I don't know for sure that that was the culprit, but I downloaded an adblocker for Safari, and I haven't had any of those sc.aspx files coming through since I did it.

    Safari Adblock is the software I installed. Maybe a coincidence that I did this and then the sc.aspx problem went away, but it worked for me
     

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