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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Larry, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Larry

    Larry Flightless Bird

    Several sites pop up smaller windows with advertising. The opop up blocker
    does not stop these smaller ad windows. How do I stop them?
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    Larry
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Larry" <Larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C0B01C98-66BF-4FA5-8CED-0C434CCCFC62@microsoft.com...
    > Several sites pop up smaller windows with advertising. The opop up blocker
    > does not stop these smaller ad windows. How do I stop them?
    > --
    > Larry


    You don't.

    They LOOK like a pop up to you, but the designer that wrote the page made
    them not conform to the rules that define them as a pop up sepecifically to
    avoid the blocker. Welcome to a world where standards can be ignored.
     
  3. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Larry,

    Add those sites to your Restricted Sites zone. This will disable Active
    Scripting by default and some other functions on those sites may not work.

    A side note.. ensure you have the Default Security Zone settings for all
    Zones as Popup blocking is also determined by the zone that the site loads
    in.

    Tools>Internet Options - Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default"

    Regards.

    "Larry" <Larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C0B01C98-66BF-4FA5-8CED-0C434CCCFC62@microsoft.com...
    > Several sites pop up smaller windows with advertising. The opop up blocker
    > does not stop these smaller ad windows. How do I stop them?
    > --
    > Larry
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    And just check also that those sites are not in your IE Popup blocker white
    list.

    Tools>Popup blocker>Popup Blocker Settings

    If you have other Popup blockers installed (Google toolbar), they also have
    white lists. Usually I turn off other popup blockers and only use the
    built-in IE popup blocker.

    Regards.

    "Larry" <Larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C0B01C98-66BF-4FA5-8CED-0C434CCCFC62@microsoft.com...
    > Several sites pop up smaller windows with advertising. The opop up blocker
    > does not stop these smaller ad windows. How do I stop them?
    > --
    > Larry
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Larry wrote:

    > Several sites pop up smaller windows with advertising. The opop up blocker
    > does not stop these smaller ad windows. How do I stop them?


    Those aren't popups. That content is part of the web page so it is not a
    popup. CSS scripting is used to present content within the web page with
    the ad content. It is you that interprets the display as a separate dialog
    or window but that's not what is actually happening.

    The only way to disable those pseudo-popups is to disable scripting;
    however, permanently disabling scripting will result in the loss of much
    functionality at a vast number of web sites. You probably don't want to
    disable scripting in IE just because of a few rude sites. You could add the
    rude sites to the Restricted Sites list which disables scripting for their
    web pages. However, you might find that the rude site becomes unusable when
    you disable scripting there. They probably use scripting for more than just
    their fake popup content.
     

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