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sudsy

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Greetings,
running xp pro, ie6 sp1. I did a browser security check and was instructed to remove a register key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\classes\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/hta)

It is not in my registry.

Is this what cause the red "x" instead of pictures in ie?

If so can I replace this key?

Sudsy
 

sudsy

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thanks, been there before. I have Nortons 2003. I was hoping to work around having to create a rule for every web site. May have to go back to McAfee...any other ideas?
 

TonyKlein

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It has nothing to do with your image problem.

Here's my entire spiel on that:

First, go to Internet Options > General tab, Teporary Internet Files, and hit "delete files". Also press "delete history".

Now there are a number of things you should check:

1) On the View menu in IE, point to Encoding , and then click Western European (Windows).

2) Verify that Show Pictures has not been disabled:

- On the Tools menu, click Internet Options .
- Click the Advanced tab, and then verify that the Show Pictures check box is selected under Multimedia .
- Click OK .

3) Restore Default Associations for Graphics File Types :

Go to Folder Options/File Types, and make sure that the following file types are associated by default with Microsoft Internet Explorer (Iexplore.exe):
ART image (.art)
GIF image (.gfa, .gif)
JPEG image (.jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg)

4) If you have Norton Firewall or NIS installed, uninstall and reinstall the program.

It might also be a good idea to install the latest version of Microsoft Virtual Machine

And here's a MS article:

Web Page Displays an Image As a Red X or Not at All (Q283807)

Finally, here's MS-MVP Mike Burgess' list of things known to cause problems:

1) Zone Alarm Pro [Private Header Info - enabled?]
Reset "Ad Blocking" and "Cookie Control" to "medium"
"Mobile Code Control" = Off

2) Symantec (ISS\NIS)[Enable Browser Privacy - enabled]
Active Content - "Allow All Script To Execute"

3) Any "ad blocking" software that blocks "http_referer"
or contains entries that are blocking access to the desired site.

4) HOSTS file that contains entries that are blocking access to the desired
site.

5) Cookie blocking software that are blocking "required" Cookies.

6) Pop-up blockers that are stripping header\url info.

7) WebWasher Standard Filter/URL Filter



As for the file associations for HTA, don't remove the key.
Download NSClean' HTAStop, and toggle "HTA" off. Much better!:

Description: http://www.nsclean.com/htastop.html
Direct download: ftp://ftp.nsclean.com/pub/htastop.exe
 

sudsy

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Thanks tony...problem solved. had to disable the browser privacy in Nortons 2003.
Sudsy

Ps. I may have not been too clear in my first post. That registry key is missing from my registry.
 

TonyKlein

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IMHO you should restore it, as you may on occasion want/need to run a hta file.

What operating system is this?
 

sudsy

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xp pro. I've put the hta string in my registry, and downloaded HTAstop. Windows 2000 is listed so I assume it will work with xp?
Thanks again.
Sudsy
 

TonyKlein

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Yup, it works with XP.

When you toggle HTA off, HTAStop renames the Mshta.exe file, so that Htafiles can't run.

Brilliant in its simplicity! :)
 
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