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application/octet-stream when clicking on a link?

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Noticed this problem when I went to click on a picture on Conan's twitter page. Instead of opening the picture, it would ask me if I wanted to open application/octet-stream.

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Installed Plug-ins

Adobe Acrobat, Comrade Plugin, DivX Web Player, Facebook Plugin, iTunes App Detector, Java Deployment Toolkit, Java Platform, Microsoft Office Live, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Mozilla Default plugin, QuickTime Plugin, Shockwave Flash, Silverlight, Winamp App Detector, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Presentation Foundation

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

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Troubleshooting Info


 Application Basics
       Name
       Firefox
       Version
       3.6.6
       Profile Directory
         Open Containing Folder
       Installed Plugins
         about:plugins
       Build Configuration
         about:buildconfig
 Extensions
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       Enabled
       ID
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       Java Console
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       Java Console
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       Java Console
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       Java Console
       6.0.07
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       Java Console
       6.0.10
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       Java Console
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       Java Console
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       Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
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       {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
       McAfee SiteAdvisor
       3.1
       true
        
       Java Quick Starter
       1.0
       true
       jqs@sun.com
       Google Photos Screensaver
       3.1
       false
       {57E72829-C158-4341-BBED-58F0AD1740FD}
       Adblock Plus
       1.2
       true
        
       Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper
       1.0.6
       true
       elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
       IE View
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       {6e84150a-d526-41f1-a480-a67d3fed910d}
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       Flagfox
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       optimizegoogle@optimizegoogle.com
       Google Toolbar for Firefox
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       true
       {3112ca9c-de6d-4884-a869-9855de68056c}
       Java Console
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       true
        
       Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
       0.1.4
       true
       adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net
       Image Zoom
       0.4.4
       true
       {1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68}
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       true
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     Value
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       180
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       browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
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       browser.startup.homepage
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       browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
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       browser.tabs.autoHide
       true
       dom.max_chrome_script_run_time
       0
       extensions.lastAppVersion
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       general.useragent.extra.microsoftdotnet
       (.NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.…
       network.cookie.prefsMigrated
       true
       places.last_vacuum
       1276571716
       print.print_printer
       HP Photosmart 8400 Series
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       privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps
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       privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions
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Installed plugins Find more information about browser plugins at mozilla.org. Help for installing plugins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org. Shockwave Flash

   File: NPSWF32.dll
   Version: 10.1.53.64
   Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin support

   File: npmozax.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.4
   Mozilla ActiveX control and plugin module

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-oleobject ActiveX *.ocx Yes application/oleobject ActiveX *.ocx Yes Microsoft Office 2003

   File: NPOFFICE.DLL
   Version: 11.0.8161.0
   Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-msoffice 11.0.8161 * Yes Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin

   File: np-mswmp.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.8
   np-mswmp

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-ms-wmp np-mswmp * Yes application/asx * Yes video/x-ms-asf-plugin * Yes application/x-mplayer2 * Yes video/x-ms-asf asf,asx,* Yes video/x-ms-wm wm,* Yes audio/x-ms-wma wma,* Yes audio/x-ms-wax wax,* Yes video/x-ms-wmv wmv,* Yes video/x-ms-wvx wvx,* Yes Office Genuine Advantage

   File: npOGAPlugin.dll
   Version: 1.6.28.1
   1.6.0028.1

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/OGA-plugin npOGAPlugin * Yes Windows Genuine Advantage

   File: npLegitCheckPlugin.dll
   Version: 1.9.42.0
   1.9.0042.0

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/WGA-plugin npLegitCheckPlugin * Yes Adobe Acrobat

   File: nppdf32.dll
   Version: 9.3.2.163
   Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/pdf Acrobat Portable Document Format pdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml Adobe PDF in XML Format pdfxml Yes application/vnd.adobe.x-mars Adobe PDF in XML Format mars Yes application/vnd.fdf Acrobat Forms Data Format fdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml Acrobat XML Data Package xdp Yes application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml Adobe FormFlow99 Data File xfd Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp Yes application/x-sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp Yes application/x-rtsp RTSP stream descriptor rtsp,rts Yes video/quicktime QuickTime Movie mov,qt,mqv Yes video/flc AutoDesk Animator (FLC) flc,fli,cel Yes audio/x-wav WAVE audio wav,bwf Yes audio/wav WAVE audio wav,bwf Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin2.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled audio/aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda Yes audio/x-aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda Yes audio/basic uLaw/AU audio au,snd,ulw Yes audio/mid MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar Yes audio/x-midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar Yes audio/midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar Yes audio/vnd.qcelp QUALCOMM PureVoice audio qcp Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin3.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled audio/x-gsm GSM audio gsm Yes audio/AMR AMR audio AMR Yes audio/aac AAC audio aac,adts Yes audio/x-aac AAC audio aac,adts Yes audio/x-caf CAF audio caf Yes audio/ac3 AC3 audio ac3 Yes audio/x-ac3 AC3 audio ac3 Yes video/x-mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin4.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa Yes audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a Yes audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a Yes video/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin5.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled audio/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp Yes video/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2 Yes audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2 Yes video/sd-video SD video sdv Yes application/x-mpeg AMC media amc Yes video/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4 Yes audio/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4 Yes audio/x-m4a AAC audio m4a Yes audio/x-m4p AAC audio (protected) m4p Yes audio/x-m4b AAC audio book m4b Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin6.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled video/x-m4v Video (protected) m4v Yes image/x-macpaint MacPaint image pntg,pnt,mac Yes image/pict PICT image pict,pic,pct Yes image/x-pict PICT image pict,pic,pct Yes image/png PNG image png Yes image/x-png PNG image png Yes image/x-quicktime QuickTime image qtif,qti Yes image/x-sgi SGI image sgi,rgb Yes image/x-targa TGA image targa,tga Yes QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6

   File: npqtplugin7.dll
   Version: 7.6.6.0
   The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled image/tiff TIFF image tif,tiff Yes image/x-tiff TIFF image tif,tiff Yes image/jp2 JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes image/jpeg2000 JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes image/jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes image/x-jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes Java Deployment Toolkit 6.0.200.2

   File: npdeployJava1.dll
   Version: 6.0.200.2
   NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/java-deployment-toolkit Yes RealPlayer Version Plugin

   File: nprpjplug.dll
   Version: 6.0.12.732
   6.0.12.732

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/vnd.rn-realplayer-javascript RealPlayer Version Plugin rpj Yes RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)

   File: nppl3260.dll
   Version: 6.0.12.732
   RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer(tm) as Plug-in rpm Yes RealJukebox NS Plugin

   File: nprjplug.dll
   Version: 1.0.3.732
   RealJukebox Netscape Plugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled none RealJukebox NS Plugin File none Yes Mozilla Default Plug-in

   File: npnul32.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.15
   Default Plug-in

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

  • Mozilla Default Plug-in * No

Shockwave for Director

   File: np32dsw.dll
   Version: 11.5.7.609
   Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-director Shockwave Movie dir,dxr,dcr Yes Google Earth Plugin

   File: npgeplugin.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.1
   GEPlugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/geplugin GEPlugin Yes Picasa

   File: npPicasa3.dll
   Version: 3.0.0.0
   Picasa plugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-picasa-detect 3.1 pinstall Yes Silverlight Plug-In

   File: npctrl.1.0.30716.0.dll
   Version: 4.0.50524.0
   4.0.50524.0

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-silverlight npctrl scr Yes application/x-silverlight-2 Yes Windows Presentation Foundation

   File: NPWPF.dll
   Version: 3.5.30729.1
   Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-ms-xbap XAML Browser Application xbap Yes application/xaml+xml XAML Document xaml Yes Google Updater

   File: npCIDetect14.dll
   Version: 2.4.1908.5032
   Google Updater plugin
   http://pack.google.com/

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-vnd.google.cominstctrl.14 rts Yes RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In (32-bit)

   File: nprphtml5videoshim.dll
   Version: 1.0.0.0
   RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-rp-html5videoshim-plugin RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In rh5 Yes Google Update

   File: npGoogleOneClick8.dll
   Version: 1.2.183.29
   Google Update

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-vnd.google.oneclickctrl.8 Yes Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U20

   File: npjp2.dll
   Version: 6.0.200.2
   Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-java-applet Java Applet Yes application/x-java-bean JavaBeans Yes application/x-java-vm Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 Yes application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 Yes application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 Yes application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_20 Yes application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_20 Yes Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library

   File: npdsplay.dll
   Version: 3.0.2.629
   Npdsplay dll

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/asx Media Files * Yes video/x-ms-asf-plugin Media Files * Yes application/x-mplayer2 Media Files * Yes video/x-ms-asf Media Files asf,asx,* Yes video/x-ms-wm Media Files wm,* Yes audio/x-ms-wma Media Files wma,* Yes audio/x-ms-wax Media Files wax,* Yes video/x-ms-wmv Media Files wmv,* Yes video/x-ms-wvx Media Files wvx,* Yes Microsoft® DRM

   File: npwmsdrm.dll
   Version: 9.0.0.4503
   DRM Store Netscape Plugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-drm Network Interface Plugin nip Yes Microsoft® DRM

   File: npdrmv2.dll
   Version: 9.0.0.4503
   DRM Netscape Network Object

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled application/x-drm-v2 Network Interface Plugin nip Yes