1.    25 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    win 10

    "How do you want to open this file?"

    This pops up on my computer randomly, but generally every 5 to 10 minutes. It disappears on mouse click, but is annoying. Especially if in the middle of some work.
    See the attached screen shot. I have read through many posts regarding a variation of this popup that includes (.js). I have tried the solutions for that pop up with no success.
    Welcome any suggestions
    "How do you want to open this file?" Attached Files
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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,848
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, suggests sthg going on in the background that you don't want.

    Does it happen if you do a clean boot?
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

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