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Topic # 223258 21-Sep-2017 09:27
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For the past few months I guess I frequently get a request from this website to run 'Apple' from 'Apple Inc.' This is on a Windows 7 PC running IE11 (corporate pc).

 

Any idea what exactly this is and why it wants to run?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1869994 21-Sep-2017 09:34
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We don't use anything from "Apple Inc". You're a subscriber and no ads being shown. I would check your own machine with some AV and MalwareBytes.





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  Reply # 1870014 21-Sep-2017 09:59
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I think it will be some Quicktime add-on or something - have you clicked Allow (for all)?


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1870016 21-Sep-2017 10:01
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Ok,

 

Geekzone is the only website where it pops up. I'm pretty sure that it's the QuickTime check class add on, however, I can't disable it so will just ignore the pop up.

 

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On another pc here where that add on is disabled, I do not receive the popup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1870062 21-Sep-2017 10:44
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Yep, and we don't use Quicktime. I can only think that a tracking pixel (Google Analytics, Quantcast or LinkedIn) is triggering Quicktime to be used as the viewer instead of the system default. This happens probably if your system was changed to use Quicktime for viewing images - is this the case?





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  Reply # 1870104 21-Sep-2017 11:10
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Instead of just ignoring the issue, I would try running IE without add-ons as per this site. See if the issue still occurs. If it does, then I don't know.

 

If it doesn't, then you can start by disabling the add-ons one by one & retesting. That will identify the culprit. Then try to find out if you really need the add-on enabled. If not, rather keep it disabled.




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  Reply # 1870232 21-Sep-2017 13:09
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IcI:

 

Instead of just ignoring the issue, I would try running IE without add-ons as per this site. See if the issue still occurs. If it does, then I don't know.

 

If it doesn't, then you can start by disabling the add-ons one by one & retesting. That will identify the culprit. Then try to find out if you really need the add-on enabled. If not, rather keep it disabled.

 

 

 

 

Without add-ons, the issue does not occur. I'm 90% sure it's the add on I previously identified, however, as a corporate pc, I do not have rights to disable the add on. Why the add on is enabled on 1 pc, and disabled on another in what should be a standardised image I am not sure.

 

No changes to which applications are used for images have been made. I could not see what was triggering the issue on the site.

 

As I don't have the rights to change the add-ons, I will just have to ignore it - or use the other PC, or use a different browser.

 

No big issue really.


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  Reply # 1870242 21-Sep-2017 13:21
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Or just let it do it. But unnecessary add-ons are a waste of memory, always.





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