Today it seems as if a lot of Facebook users running Internet Explorer are receiving a strange download file request asking you to download a file called “gzip_detect.php”.
At the moment it is unclear as to what exactly this file is, and there has been no official word from Facebook, therefore I would recommend not downloading the file just in case it is virus or spyware related.
I have not received the download request myself, therefore it is hard for me to uncover exactly why this is occurring, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on the matter so that we can try to determine exactly what it is.
Please feel free to answer any of the following questions in the comments section below. Have you received this download request when using Facebook? If so, what web browser was you using? Did you download the file? If so, did it cause problems?
As we find more on the matter we will keep you up-to-date, for now I would recommend not downloading the file just-in-case and perhaps ensuring that you are running the latest version of your particular web browser.
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