Why is phandroid trying to download a file to my PC?

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  1. Anchor

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    Today when I tried to go to phandroid.com the site kept trying to downlaod a file to my PC instead of taking me to the site? What's up wtih this?

    The file is phandroid_com.gz

    Anyone know what's going on? :eek:
     

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  2. cdandrews

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    Got the same thing on my Incredible. File name is different though.
     
  3. ironman666

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    I thought it was only me. Wtf? is this a virus or spyware?
    Pops up in both IE and Firefox
     
  4. Sjla2kology101

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    Pops up for me in Chrome...
     
  5. rtb35

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    I just got the same thing when clicking on a link in the rockplayerbase thread just below this one,it was created by phandroid.

    Just checked and all the threads created by phandroid are linking to a file that asks to be downloaded.
     
  6. roscuthiii

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    So, when trying to go to Phandroid.com I get a pop up to download a file.
    Says it's called:
    phandroid_com.gz
    WinZip File, 12.4 KB

    Am I the only one getting this??? I tried going to the "Contact Us" link to let them know what was happening and I basically get the same message.
    At least the forums and apps links work.
     
  7. Scouter

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    It seems like the site has been hacked into. Has anybody been brave enough to run the file?
     
  8. caustic

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    Maybe it's a picture of steve jobs
     
  9. fussgeist

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    keeps trying to use WinRAR to open it.
     
  10. aceofspades626

    aceofspades626 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah. I'm getting it too.
    mine is titled download.gz
     
  11. tudmf

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  12. aceofspades626

    aceofspades626 Well-Known Member
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    Avast doesn't flag the file...
     
  13. Nearly

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    It's an unnamed file but it just renames itself to download ? what is this ?
     
  14. tlgemxx

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    Same thing says Im trying to open a GZ file :thinking:
    This site has been screwy for the last week
     
  15. AdrianC14

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  16. bad05gtt

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    same thing here...thought it was my computer !!!!
     
  17. yRRot

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    I get the download pop-up in my computer browser, however, I was able to view the site from my Droid (Dolphin) just fine.

    Strange.
     
  18. MutantCheese

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    Edge of Insanity
  19. Phases

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    Working on it.

    Try now: Clicky
     
  20. Phases

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    Clear your cache and try again..
     
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  21. WARRIIOR

    WARRIIOR Well-Known Member
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    I thought the exact same thing, I even rebooted my computer just to make sure...that didn't help.
     
  22. Palyriot

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    It wasn't a virus or anything. It was just gzipped file the contained the HTML to the website.
     
  23. Scouter

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    All better. Thanks
     
  24. bryston

    bryston Active Member
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    Just use your freaking eris duh!
     
  25. MrChips

    MrChips Active Member
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    Your browser is telling their server that it accepts gzip compressed transmissions. Their server, in turn, is zipping up the page before it sends it to you. Your browser is getting the gzipped headers of the transmission and is looking for a helper app to display the contents. No helper app is specified in your browser so it prompts you to download it.

    What has gone wrong? The header sent to indicate the compression by the server is either not recognized by your client or your client is erroneously reporting that it can handle the gzipped content when it cannot.
     
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