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Shady-looking external resource (7 posts)

  1. xack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not a developer, but this place seemed like the most appropriate place to ask this question. I'm using the Clean Home template by Mid Mo Design for my linearhammer.com blog. Using ScriptNo in Google Chrome, the following external resource shows up:

    doug1izaerwt3.cloudfront.net

    Does anybody have any idea what this is all about? Is this something I ought to ask Mid Mo about?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes - absolutely.

  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you sure it's coming from the Theme?

    To test: switch (temporarily) to the Twenty Eleven Theme, and see if the external resource is still called.

  4. xack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Chip,
    I did what you said. It's still called. I still have no idea what it is or how I would go about getting rid of it, if I should.

  5. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did what you said. It's still called. I still have no idea what it is or how I would go about getting rid of it, if I should.

    Well, that tells you that the external resource is not called by the Theme.

    What Plugins do you have active?

    (Note: I suspect that this resource is not malicious; it sounds looks to me like a CDN reference.)

  6. xack
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I get the thing about the resource call not being an issue with the theme.
    As for plugins, I'm not using anything special. I've got Links, Archives, Image, and Follow Blog widgets in my sidebar. Sorry if that's not what you're talking about. My blog is a pretty simple affair.

    Honestly the only reason I got paranoid about it was that cloudfront.net 404s, and the whole link just looks ridiculous. Cloudfront.com redirects to http://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/ , which confirms your suspicion. Thanks for your patience.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

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