Help with Opera

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by aigle, Mar 7, 2007.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Can anybody tell me why I get this message while trying to download from this link.

    The link used to work OK in the past in Opera. I suspect some settings/ tweaks have broken something.
    Could not find anything from plugin help page.

    My opera settings are:

    Version 9.1 build 8579
    java, javascript turned off with java script turned on on selective sites
    Cookied denied except on selective sites and autoclear cookies on sesssion end.


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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2007
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

    I tried just to see if something on their page was causing it - Opera should prompt for a download.


    Try checking your Preferences|Advanced|Downloads and see what action is listed for


    It should be "Show Download Dialog"

  3. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Thanks a lot. It was really frustrating. I changed many download file types yesterday to be captured by FlashGet plugin but its plugin doesn,t catch this type of files. So after reading ur post I changed it to show download dialog and now it,s OK. I get download option.

    Infact before posting I tried but I was looking for MSI file types in downloads, I donot know about Octet-Stream and MSI at all. Another new thing for me.

  4. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

    You are welcome. See here:

    One of the great features of browsers like Opera (probably FF also) is you can custom configure how the browser treats MIME types. For example, you can choose to have a .pdf file open directly in the browser, or pass to a reader application, or prompt for action. The first is the least preferable - the other options prevent many of the malware exploits which are invoked by a command the browser permits.

    Similarly, you can have Word documents on the Web open in a text editor rather than the default MSWord, preventing the running of VBA exploits.

    It's well-worth the time to learn about MIME types because you then have the greatest flexibility in controlling what happens when you encounter a particular file-type, both on the Web and in email attachments.

    Many email programs permit the same type of custom-configuration of MIME types.

    It's really a necessary part of one's security plan.

  5. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

    Thanks Rmus. That,s very helpful.
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