'How do you want to open this file?'

By learninmypc ยท 13 replies
Feb 17, 2018
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  1. Try uninstalling chrome and re-downloading a new copy and reinstalling it. It's the quickest and easiest way then trying to trouble shoot your issue.
     
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  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,120   +526

    That is why I typed (SOLVED) , because it did not happen this morning, how ever I will do so anyhow just to see if it works :)
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,791   +1,251

    WHAT FILE NAME + EXTENSION - - it matters.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,120   +526

    I don't know how to answer your question.It don't matter if I launch Firefox or Google Chrome, I go to get my coffee & when I get back a few minutes later, the rectangular pop up says "How do you want to open this file"? I usually click the top of the browser & its gone till the next morning, NO OTHER time.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,791   +1,251

    Looks SUSPICIOUS to me. That dialog occurs when an unknown file extension, say x?z is on a file foo.x?z and there's a request to open that file. This is regardless of using a browser - - it is inherent in the core OPEN request.

    That's way I ask for the file name - - normally it is shown.

    Next time it pops, reply NOTEPAD.EXE - - it will open anything and display on the console
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2018
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,120   +526

    Ok, it has ONLY happened in the morning. If it happens tomorrow morning I will include a screenshot, thank you. :)
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,791   +1,251

    hmm; automated, time scheduled event ... still SUSPICIOUS
     
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  8. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Addict Posts: 649   +121


    I agree chrome v63.xxxx has some problems I just had to update mine last night.
    Because of a cookie-cache problem with online retail stores and some other crap with twitch.
    Google has v66 so it should work unless of course something else just breaks with it too.
    Open up cmd prompt type, ipconfig /flushdns that will clear out any cache, history and cookie debris in your browsers while refreshing the connection.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,120   +526

    No pop up this morning.so IMHO case closed :)
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,120   +526

  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,791   +1,251

    Hmm; no file name shown - - awe sugar! For a certainty, you intercepted something that should not have been occurring.
    Start scanning your system with whatever tools you have.
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,120   +526

    I have scanned my pc with several tools Broni has had me use in the past, I will re run ALL of them again. I might ask Broni for help
     
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,791   +1,251

    (y):)
     

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