Re: links with .EXE download instead of run.

by Melanie Gann <mgann(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 28 Sep 2000 10:56:17 -0400
 To:  Mike Taylor <lonewolf(at)>,
 In-Reply-To:  one
  todo: View Thread, Original
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
>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.
>Mike Taylor
Melanie Gann
Second Street Web Design

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