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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus neema_t's Avatar
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    Some sort of Twitchplayer.swf thing attempted to download itself

    So I was just on the front page and suddenly this appeared on my phone:



    I can only assume this is unfriendly, right? Not that I'd ever download such a thing voluntarily, but had I been on my PC it may have been a problem as I don't think I would've gotten a pop up about it.
    Last edited by neema_t; 18-11-2014 at 10:32 AM.

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    I'd go as far as to say it's unfriendly. I don't see a Twitch Cast on the Homepage on my PC let alone on a mobile device that wouldn't be able to run it properly (Hence the possible request to download the swf).

    I don't personally have an Iphone so I'm not 100% sure, but do they open popups as a standalone tab or on the original page?

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    I block all script downloads by default so I wouldn't even know if it was trying but assume any file you don't ask for is a trojan and be careful with files you do ask for.
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    I've noticed the same thing myself today while browsing on Firefox on Ubuntu at work.

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