Unwanted automatic Safari downloads

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  1. inhalexhale1 macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. inhalexhale1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  4. MrElvey macrumors newbie

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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
    --- Post Merged, Oct 6, 2018 ---
    Oh and linkedin doesn't appear in my Safari browser history.
    The first file I trashed.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Download and run Malwarebytes.
    Maybe that will clean out the (likely) adware that has found you.
     
  6. MrElvey, Oct 7, 2018
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  7. Tmelon macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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  9. The Hammer macrumors 6502

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    There are at least two other active threads on the issue.
     
  10. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    Do you have a "strange"profile running - in settings users and groups
     
  11. biffuz macrumors member

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    I bet it's some bug in an ad.
    Ad blockers are your friends.
     
  12. The Hammer macrumors 6502

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    Not in this case. Post #6 AdBlock in use.
     
  13. biffuz macrumors member

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    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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