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Everytime I visit amazon.com, it downloads a file called download to my PC. I don't understand what's up with that.

Any suggestions or ideas as to what may be going on?

I use Windows 7 Home Premium and I use the Chrome browser.


asked Sep 03 '12 at 20:05

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does the problem happen with other browsers?

(Sep 03 '12 at 20:59) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Hmm, It's not doing that to me. Do you use Amazon's MP3 service? They make you download a client usually for your first download.

answered Sep 03 '12 at 20:09

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DJ Scooby Doo

No. I don't use the Amazon's MP3 service.

(Sep 03 '12 at 20:23) netsavy006 netsavy006's gravatar image

Does it happen on other browsers? Firefox and Internet Explorer? Do you have any extensions (add-ons) installed?

(Sep 03 '12 at 20:28) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

It doesn't happen in IE9, I've realized it's isolated to Chrome. I looked at the add-ons and extensions I have installed and all of them are legit applications.

(Sep 03 '12 at 20:53) netsavy006 netsavy006's gravatar image

Check your installed apps, maybe there is something in there that's fishy. Also, try to access Amazon in Incognito mode.

(Sep 03 '12 at 21:51) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

It doesn't happen when I visit amazon in incognito mode.

(Sep 04 '12 at 17:17) netsavy006 netsavy006's gravatar image

Did you log in on Incognito mode? See if it happens when you login.

(Sep 04 '12 at 17:33) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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I'd have to venture that it's a tracking cookie of some sort. Try going into the cookie settings of chrome & regulate amazon by disallowing the site to place cookies. See if that stops it (at least you may get a pop-up next time saying amazon wants to place a cookie- then you'll know).

answered Sep 04 '12 at 23:15

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How do I accomplish this?

(Sep 05 '12 at 17:35) netsavy006 netsavy006's gravatar image

Open Chrome>go to the tool icon, upper-right>settings (scroll down)>show advanced settings>privacy>content settings>cookies/manage exceptions button>hostname pattern: type www.amazon.com>behaviour: choose "block". Click ok.

Try that & see how it goes? There are other exceptions you can make for different things, as you'll see when you enter the advanced area.

Let us know how it goes?


answered Sep 06 '12 at 01:41

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That didn't make any difference. It still downloaded the file.

(Sep 06 '12 at 14:35) netsavy006 netsavy006's gravatar image
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