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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by silasp, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. silasp

    silasp Newbie
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    Hi. I received a notification from Download Manager that something called "start_here.html" has been downloaded onto my Galaxy Note 8. I can't find any clear info on what that is. Any thoughts?
     



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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    I wonder if you accidentally long pressed a url and opted to "Save link as..." If you are curious, you could open it with a text editor to see what's inside. I wouldn't open it in a browser lest there be embedded java or such. An html file should be harmless, but I would just delete it.
     
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  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I would agree with @Unforgiven on this one: just delete it. If it's important or something you want, it'll download again and maybe then you'll have a better idea of what prompted the download.
     
  4. silasp

    silasp Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It turns out it's a Help page from Samsung. Very peculiar.

    Thanks, all, for the advice.
     
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