Weird Download from GBATemp.net?!

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Jun 14, 2012
  1. Yuki Amano
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    I was starting up gbatemp.net using Google Chrome when the site apparently made me download something. I cancelled it before it fully uploaded. I looked at the downloads page when I saw that it was named "download" As far as I could see, it did not have a file extension. Weird.
     
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    Stuff like that happens from time to time, usually if the browser misreads some information, IIRC. I've had it happen before, usually on Windows Live sites; it's very likely harmless but it never hurts to run a virus scan if you're worried.
     
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    Thanks. One quick note. My avatar suddenly changed to GBATemp's mascot. I changed it back, but could this have something to do with the download? Or am I paranoid? :P
     
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    You were the first to get infected, I fear for our comrades.
     
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    I don't find this joke funny,
     
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    It's just a little one time error of an innocent little GBAtemp getting downloaded onto his computer and hacking his account. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    @Terminator02: I love the fact that your avatar seems to make this post slightly more sinister..
     
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    Yeah I've seen browsers try to download a file instead of opening it when the headers sent about it aren't correct (don't mark it as a supported format or literally mark it as a download and not an inclusion).
     
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    i meant your joke.
     
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    Chrome has downloaded Images from the forum when loading the portal for me before.
     

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