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Why is everything being blocked?

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  1. skymasterson40

    skymasterson40 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Just noticed recently that when I try to run certain applications on my IE browser that may resemble a pop-up, they are blocked and there is no way I can access them.

    For ex, I have to do many online quizzes for a course I'm taking and when I push the button to launch the quiz which is supposed to come up in a small box, it seems to be blocked or prevented from running. I also noticed when I try to use the online website program, pagebuilder by geocities, launching that application is also haulted.

    I have tried:
    -clicking the "turn off pop-up blocker" option
    -adding the sites I am accessing to the "allow pop ups from these sites" list
    -downloading a different browser
    -turning off my Norton Antivirus software
    -downloading the latest java plug-in

    No matter what I did, I could not access these applications on my computer. However, on a public computer at the library or on my friend's computer they ran pefectly fine.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    Tom W
     
  2. Monstrous Mi

    Monstrous Mi

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    Do you have scripting of java applets enabled?

    Tools>Internet Options>Security>Internet>Custom Level
     
  3. skymasterson40

    skymasterson40 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the advice but I figured it out on my own--

    My stupid Norton Antivirus works great except it blocks the stuff I actually want as well. I uninstalled it and tried the applications I couldn't previously get into and they magically worked. Now all I have to do is see what setting on Norton was blocking the applications because I thought I tried playing with everything.

    It only took me like 2 days, lol...thanks anyway
     
  4. Monstrous Mi

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    That's odd. When an anti-virus program blocks something, it usually tells you all about it.
     
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