Re: links with .EXE download instead of run.
by Melanie Gann <mgann(at)second-street.com>
||Thu, 28 Sep 2000 10:56:17 -0400
||Mike Taylor <lonewolf(at)one.net>,
I believe this is determined by how their PC/Browser is configured.
Look into the "Applications" portion of their browser preferences and see
how they are configured to deal with .exe extensions.
At 09:51 AM 9/28/00 -0400, Mike Taylor wrote:
>Our website has a service on it that comes from PCQuote.com. PCQuote
>generated a link to an executable file that, when combined with a
>querystring containing the stock quote ticker, generates a page with the
>results for that ticker.
>Never had a problem with it but we have one person who says that whenever
>they go to this page, it tries to download the executable file instead of
>running it off the server. My only guess is that he's got an antivirus
>scanner that is forcing this dialog box to pop up in Windows 98. He's
>running IE 5.01 and I can't duplicate the problem.
>Anyone else experience this one? Looks like it's limited to only a few
>people but it would be advantageous to know what causes it.
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