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What is this site trying to do to my system?

A-drive makes hunting sound when connecting...

     
7:11 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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In searching for links for a client, I've come across this site a bunch of times and wonder whether I should be worrying about what it's trying to do... When I've conected with the URL, before the site loads, my "A" floppy drive starts up, as if trying to read a disk.

Site is musicians-find.com [musicians-find.com] ---

I trust I'm not sending anyone into a situation where the site will be invading their computer.... ??

7:55 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I get the same effect, but I doubt it's malicious. The HTML is terrible -- the BODY and HTML tags aren't even closed.

Apparently they started in FrontPage -- let this be a warning to everyone ;) -- pasted in some banner ad code, webring code and who knows what else.

I've heard my floppy drive start before when I have code errors on a page I try to open. Don't know why, but they have been my own errors, so I know I wasn't up to anything.

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One of the tables is trying to load the background image from floppy. Chances are the author has forgotten to correct the linking. No big deal.

I agree, not the best of sites, but somewhat better than my first attempts.

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Hi Robert, it's been a while.
That is really odd! I went to the site and nothing happened. I am running a non standard browser/OS. I looked at the source code and the external js file. There is a ton of js being used on that page. You have three external js files being requested and there is also a few kb of code in the page itself. There is the Hitbox code, the yahoo webwring code, and the banner rotation code. I wonder if the combination is triggering some type of fluke reaction from your OS /browser combo? I couldn't find anything deviant.

Anyone else wanna peak?

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Hey guys, what browser are you using?
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NN 4.7 and MSIE 5.5 on Win95. Same effect in both.

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IE5 on Win98.

View the source and search for "A:". That'll find it for you.

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Yep
BACKGROUND="file:///A:/logo.art"
hmm...
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Some of the inner pages have the same code -- I emailed the webmaster about it.

This site could be good for one of my projects too. I'm glad you mentioned it, Robert.

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Thanks... it's interesting that an A drive file reference can affect my machine. That's a lot more transparent than I thought.

Hi Littleman - Are we ever going to have that Bay Area get-together you suggested way back?... I think it was you who suggested it.

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That was some time ago. I'm still up for it, but I think it would be a lot of organizing.
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Yes, it was... and I am too... and it would be. :) It was a great idea though. I've been so swamped that it's taken me a week to reply, so I'm definitely not the organizer. Took a look at the great picture you have in your profile. Looks like you have your hands full too.
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