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How do I get rid of this annoying error message?

I'm running Windows 98 SE and Internet Explorer 6.0.  Suddenly, about two or three days ago, I started seeing lots of pop-up boxes with error messages very similar to this one:

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Some files can harm your computer.  If the file information below looks suspicious, or you do not fully trust the source, do not open or save this file.

File name: CA6VAZY9.js
File type: JScript Script File
From: pagead2.googlesyndication.com

This type of file could harm your computer if it contains malicious code.

Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?

[Open] [Save] [Cancel] [More info]

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The message above popped up while I was reading an article on www.nytimes.com.

I've run some Google searches, and I futzed around with some of the options in IE6, but I can't figure out what's going on here.

Why am I suddenly getting these errors?  And more importantly, how do I get rid of them?

Thanks in advance.

Alex Chernavsky
Thursday, August 19, 2004

disable javascript

redguardtoo
Thursday, August 19, 2004

Anything less drastic than disabling JavaScript?

Alex Chernavsky
Friday, August 20, 2004

Turn it on... it's probably on "prompt".

John
Friday, August 20, 2004

that dialog means you've clicked a link to a .js file, or otherwise are trying to load it by itself. i would say 'no way'.
as to why it's happening, maybe a web site bug? maybe something else?

mb
Friday, August 20, 2004

Run ad-aware and spybot search and desstroy.
You've probably got your browser hijacked

Jan Oosting
Friday, August 20, 2004

I've never seen anything useful on googlesysndication. Just block the domain.


Friday, August 20, 2004

Windows 98 = crap
Internet Explorer = crap

starting to see a pattern that might give you a clue to the problem?

Art Vandelay
Friday, August 20, 2004

Yes, throw out your windows computer and run linux from the command line.  You will get mad props and be a truly #*$&Q(*$ #JL))

Crackhead
Friday, August 20, 2004

Thanks Crackhead, for showing me the error of my ways. I will heretofore convert to Linux.

Bye-Bye Windows
Monday, August 23, 2004

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