Unwanted automatic Safari downloads

inhalexhale1

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I'm getting automatic downloads of "partner.dms" randomly on website visits. Brand new MacBook Pro. Even once from this site. Any idea what it is and how to stop it?
 

IngerMan

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It looks like its from LinkedIn, I would check your setting in that site.

DMS Partners | LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/company/dms-partners
Keep up with DMS Partners. See more information about DMS Partners, find and apply to jobs that match your skills, and connect with people to advance your career. ... Microsoft® and DMS Partners partner to deliver Dealer Management System for Microsoft® Dynamics AX™.

And this as well

How do I stop Safari from automatically opening downloads?

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Under the General tab, uncheck the option Open “safe” files after downloading.
 

inhalexhale1

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It looks like its from LinkedIn, I would check your setting in that site.

DMS Partners | LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/company/dms-partners
Keep up with DMS Partners. See more information about DMS Partners, find and apply to jobs that match your skills, and connect with people to advance your career. ... Microsoft® and DMS Partners partner to deliver Dealer Management System for Microsoft® Dynamics AX™.

And this as well

How do I stop Safari from automatically opening downloads?

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Under the General tab, uncheck the option Open “safe” files after downloading.
I don't use linkedin, and have not visited that site in a few days I've had the new computer. I did see that when I searched for the file name. Thanks.
 

MrElvey

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Feb 22, 2010
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This is happening to me too - just started about an hour ago. If I go to my downloads folder and display info (Cmd-I) on the downloaded file, I can see where it's from. In my case,

https://match.basebanner.com/match?...NjAw&piggybackCookie=uid:$UID&excid=23&cijs=0, https://ads.pubmatic.com/AdServer/js/showad.js

I have many tabs open and haven't figured out which one is to blame. (I'm currently on Quora.com).

The file displays as 0 bytes. In my case, the file name is match.dms
[doublepost=1538876471][/doublepost]Oh and linkedin doesn't appear in my Safari browser history.
The first file I trashed.
 
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Tmelon

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Same thing on my Mac. It's coming from random sites and I'm on the latest Mojave beta if that makes any difference.
 

biffuz

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Not in this case. Post #6 AdBlock in use.
Judging by the filenames, the URLs and the apparent randomness, it comes from an ad network. It can be something not blocked, like a tracking script. Or an "acceptable" ad. Or one that's trying to circumvent ad blocking. Or one with a malware. Whatever, ad blocking isn't a precise science. Yeah, it should be.
 
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