Related to this question: Is This A Hack/Malware/Breach?
Date: Noticed between 5/23-5/24/2018
OS: Windows 10
Applies to: Windows 10 version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Browser: Microsoft Edge 41.16299.402.0, Microsoft EdgeHTML 16.16299
A download pop up appears on KCRG.com (and other sites) asking to download
Downloads: Two files downloaded when saved. I did it twice. Both appear empty when opened with notepad.
Size of file: 345 bytes
Issue: Download will be added to browser Downloads history. Unable to remove queued download from Downloads history. Clicking the item in the history does nothing. Closing browser gives a warning about downloads in progress.
If you interact with the pop-up dialog box you can save the files. Open button does the same as save.
It will not stay in Downloads history when browser is closed and reopened.
This issue may appear on other websites using the same advertising network.
1) Does this pose a threat?
2) Is this an MS Edge exploit?
This does not happen in Chrome or Firefox. At least on the computers I have tested.
3) Any solutions for the problem?
New 5/26/2018: While checking Nexusmods.com per blib Edge version 42.17134.1.0 has caught and blocked content.
While checking PhotoBucket.com per Viking Knight, Edge version 42.17134.1.0 has caught and blocked Adobe Flash content.
In both cases no Download dialog box appeared and no download was added to Downloads history.