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    Angry Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    I like to find out how to get rid of annoying small window asking repeatedly "Open xdg open? in Chrome browser. Every time this window comes I must restart Chrome in order to continue browsing. I think its some kind of malicious virus. Please let me know what to type it in terminal to get rid of this nonsense.
    Thanks,

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    Welcome.

    A virus it is not but some malware maybe.

    If that's happening it's because the webpage you're visiting is trying to download something.
    I would 1) avoid those sites and 2) check the Chrome's extensions for something unfamiliar, something I know I didn't install. And if I were using the same profile in Windows I would check there for virus/malware.

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    That add-on is required for ZOOM meetings.

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    Yeah...that would be malware, then. Ok, it's not, but I HATE zoom meetings.
    regards

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    I found more about "open xdg open?"
    https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/xdg-op...0is%20provided
    xdg-open command
    in the Linux system is used to open a file or URL in the user’s preferred application.
    The URL will be opened in the user’s preferred web browser if a URL is provided. The file will be opened in the preferred application for files of that type if a file is provided. xdg-open supports
    ftp
    ,
    file
    ,
    https
    and
    http
    URLs. This can be used inside a desktop session only. It is not recommended to use xdg-open as root. Here, the zero is an indication of success while non-zero show the failure.
    But problem is I don't know what they talking about, please help.
    Last edited by deadflowr; 4 Weeks Ago at 05:34 AM. Reason: clean formatting up

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    To understand this, search "custom URL protocol handler" to see where this applies.

    Also in your gnome-terminal run the command ..

    xdg-open "http:www.google.com"
    to launch URL in browser.

    If a new URL protocol handler is introduced by some vendor, the browser will ask if this is acceptable (from a security perspective).
    The URL protocol handler is then registered as "trusted".

    In fact I use custom URL protocol handlers for my own development use since they allow hyperlinks in web pages to launch automation scripts. But these scripts can be dangerous if downloaded from an untrusted party.

    https://mattwest.design/registering-...special-links/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unifor...stered_schemes

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/5271...ler-with-unity

    https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...otocol-handler

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    Just because something you don't understand is happening on your system doesn't mean its a virus

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    Please, just let me know what to do get rid of this window: "open xdg open."

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    You can't get rid of that unless you remove the underlining cause for the download.

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    Re: Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open? Open xdg open?

    Thank you for your help.

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