Why is my Safari acting up?

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  1. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    I visit one of my regular sites recently and whenever I'd open a new page on that site, a file labeled z.php attempts to download. Every time I cancel it, but it is very annoying that my browsing is stopped because of this.

    Is this spyware/adware from the site that doesn't work on my computer? The ads on the site trying to download something? Just safari acting up?

    Thanks for any help I can get.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    1. does clearing cache help?
    2. does clearing cookies help?
    3. is same thing happen to other browser like firefox or opera?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You're not accidentally holding apple down while clicking, are you? Can you link the site, please? I've seen this occasionally when sites somehow confuse the web browser into thinking that the php file is a download file and not something the browser should interpret, so it is possible that it's a server-side (coding) issue.
     
  4. johnee macrumors 6502a

    johnee

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    maybe it got hacked :D


    I had to, i'm sorry, that was a delivery from heaven and you just don't get those very often...
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Silly, you're supposed to wait till the OP refuses to link the site and then accuse her/him of watching porn. :D
     
  6. johnee macrumors 6502a

    johnee

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    :D
     
  7. BengalDuck thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll PM you the site (it's not p0rn but it's still illegal).

    This has happened to me before, and strangely it's only that site that does it right now.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Thanks -- I'm not sure there's anything wrong with it (well, I didn't surf that deep), legalitywise, but in any event, it seems to work fine for me.

    Are you using any of these....

    An ad blocking plugin? Could be a bad block filter you added
    A custom usercontent.css file? Could be a syntactic error in it

    Otherwise try using "reset safari" from the Safari menu (lose history, cache, cookies, but not favorites or preferences).
     
  9. BengalDuck thread starter macrumors regular

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    It actually is running that site fine now. I'm going to assume it was some of the advertisements on the website. It's happened before there periodically but it goes away.

    Thanks for the help though.
     

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