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MushMouse

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I was playing around with Norton Internet security this morning, I downloaded an update for Internet Explrer, & now certain popups that I need don't come up - just an empty window with something about Java on the bottom. Does anyone know how to correct this problem?

Thanks in advance!
 
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I'm thinking that your Java settings for IE could have changed because of your upgrade. Look in IE > Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom > for Java and make sure it is enabled.

My second thought is that you enabled pop-up blocking in your Norton firewall while, as you said, "playing around " with it. Or, you have blocked Java in the firewall.
 

MushMouse

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I went into IE > Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom > for Java and it had a high setting. I chnaged it to medium, but I still couldn't get the windows.
I also checked the Norton firewall, & Java was enabled.
Is there anything else I could try?

I've also been having weird things happen - icons on my desktop move to places I don't expect them, a button that says Micorsoft Explorer (yes, it's spelled MicORsoft when it appears here) keeps appearing in my taskbar. I keep closing it. Sometimes an icon appears on my desktop that I never even put there!
 
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Hmmmm. Do you have pop-ups blocked in your firewall after "playing" with it? Did this behavior start only after updating your IE?

The icons changing and other weird things suggests a virus. I assume you have Norton antivirus? If so, make sure your definitions are up to date, and then do a scan. I'd also suggest an online scan at Pest Patrol's new scan site.. See if you find what is causing this behavior.
 
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