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[Solved] Urls not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ArtGuy, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. ArtGuy

    ArtGuy Thread Starter

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    Several weeks ago I wrote for help because I could not get the URLs to work from either IE6 or Outlook Express, but no one had an answer. I finally figured it out. I had installed a nifty little utility (Pop-up Stopper) that keeps annoyings pop-ups from appearing when you're in Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, it also kept URLs from working, too. Fortunately, it's easy to disengage and reingage when you want it or don't want it.

    I do recommend the utility event though it made me crazy for two weeks.

    ArtGuy
     
  2. pgscott

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    my understanding is that many of the popup, ad suppression programs and antivirus email checking packages set up an internal proxy to intercept the web page before your browser gets the information. (eg. Cookie Cop, adsubtract, norton antivirus are a few).

    If I unload it instead of having it stop the filtering, some packages give a message that access to internet won't work anymore.

    You keep urls working by just starting and stopping filtering in the product itself. (often this is done with a right click on the icon) If you try to exit the program or "close" the icon without doing an uninstall, the proxy is still active, and closing the program means that the browser doesn't get anything from the proxy anymore.


    There is also a "foistware program" that can put new.net on your machine which alters the configuration of TCPIP and Winsock. Deleting the program disables internet access except for a few pingable sites. You should do uninstall to remove it. Deleting is dangerous.
     
  3. ArtGuy

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    Thanks for the info though I'm not 100% sure I understood all of it. this little guy nestles in the tray and by right clicking I can easily switch between allowing browser pop-up windows or not. It has worked very nicely for me and has kept annoying pop-ups like the digital camera ad from appearing.
     
  4. pgscott

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    cool!

    Glad it works, that's the way i'd hope it would work.... click it "on" or "off", that's simple.

    I guess I misunderstood you, thought you meant with your popup stopper loaded, you couldn't get to the URLS you wanted.

    When I have a customer computer that now can't get to the URLS they type in (or any other sites on the internet) but it was before, I check for software such as pop-up stoppers or advertising suppression programs that might have changed the internet settings to put a "proxy" port in. Sometimes the settings still show that internet explorer should go to the intercept "proxy" port even though the software is not loaded.

    Glad all is working fine!
     
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