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Turn Off Information Bar

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by keith, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. keith

    keith Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me how to get rid of the Information Bar that
    pops up on EVERY F-----g web site? It's worse than all the viruses and
    malware combined.
    I've tried adjusting my security settings. I've tried turning it off
    by clearing the tick box in the pop-up settings. I found a site that
    showed a registry trick . . .
    Still the Information Bar prevails. I HATE it!

    Thank you,
    Keith
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Can you tell us...

    Your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2; Vista SP1;
    Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    If a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    keith wrote:
    > Can someone please tell me how to get rid of the Information Bar that
    > pops up on EVERY F-----g web site? It's worse than all the viruses and
    > malware combined.
    > I've tried adjusting my security settings. I've tried turning it off
    > by clearing the tick box in the pop-up settings. I found a site that
    > showed a registry trick . . .
    > Still the Information Bar prevails. I HATE it!
     
  3. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    "keith" <sooke2004@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:208e2737-a687-4c3d-bb1a-2f2f4806df34@j21g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Can someone please tell me how to get rid of the Information Bar that
    > pops up on EVERY F-----g web site? It's worse than all the viruses and
    > malware combined.
    > I've tried adjusting my security settings. I've tried turning it off
    > by clearing the tick box in the pop-up settings. I found a site that
    > showed a registry trick . . .
    > Still the Information Bar prevails. I HATE it!
    >
    > Thank you,
    > Keith


    By turning off the Information Bar it seems to me you are possibly masking
    the symptoms rather than fixing the core problem. Namely, why are you seeing
    the 'Bar' appear so often. I probably visit over 500 web pages per week and
    I seldom see the 'Bar', <head scratch>

    Or, are you saying you are seeing the 'Bar' return when you revisit a
    webpage for which you already downloaded the ActiveX control as instructed
    by the 'Bar'?

    What happens if you create another user account or run in Safe Mode?

    Perhaps we could be of more assistance if you could post a few of the web
    pages that show a persistent Information Bar. Presumably you are not talking
    about blocked popups.
     
  4. keith

    keith Flightless Bird

    On Apr 25, 1:44 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Can you tell us...
    >
    > Your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2; Vista SP1;
    > Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current?  What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    > What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >
    > If a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    > machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    >
    >
    >
    > keith wrote:
    > > Can someone please tell me how to get rid of the Information Bar that
    > > pops up on EVERY F-----g web site? It's worse than all the viruses and
    > > malware combined.
    > > I've tried adjusting my security settings. I've tried turning it off
    > > by clearing the tick box in the pop-up settings. I found a site that
    > > showed a registry trick . . .
    > > Still the Information Bar prevails. I HATE it!- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Hi,

    Running XP SP3. I use AVG Anti-Virus and also manually scan with
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super Anti-Malware.
    I just installed IE version 8 on this machine. Was previously using
    version 6 (with updates).
    I used to use Norton Anti-Virus a year or 2 ago.

    This is on a second computer that I don't use much anymore. I use it
    for web site updates & occasional other things because that's where my
    software and files are.
    In fairness (now that I'm not in such a foul mood), on my usual
    computer I generally use Firefox, however earlier this evening I used
    IE8 and do not get the same frequency (or any noticable) Information
    Bar pop-ups. This obviously singles out the second computer as having
    a setting, or something, awry somewhere. Now that I've narrowed it to
    the computer I can tackle the situation in a more level headed
    fashion.
    Thing is, I've grown so accustomed to having to disable default
    settings after a Microsoft 'default' installation that it was easy to
    jump to conclusions that this was yet another thing I didn't want &
    didn't need.

    Still; if you do have any tips I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks much,
    Keith
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    keith wrote:
    >>> Can someone please tell me how to get rid of the Information Bar that
    >>> pops up on EVERY F-----g web site? It's worse than all the viruses and
    >>> malware combined.
    >>> I've tried adjusting my security settings. I've tried turning it off
    >>> by clearing the tick box in the pop-up settings. I found a site that
    >>> showed a registry trick . . .
    >>> Still the Information Bar prevails. I HATE it!

    >>

    <paste>
    >> Can you tell us...
    >>
    >> Your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2; Vista SP1;
    >> Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version?
    >>
    >> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    >> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    >> Defender)?
    >> What third-party firewall (if any)?
    >>
    >> If a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    >> machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought
    >> it)?

    </paste>
    > Running XP SP3. I use AVG Anti-Virus and also manually scan with
    > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Super Anti-Malware.
    > I just installed IE version 8 on this machine. Was previously using
    > version 6 (with updates).
    > I used to use Norton Anti-Virus a year or 2 ago.
    >
    > This is on a second computer that I don't use much anymore. I use it
    > for web site updates & occasional other things because that's where my
    > software and files are.
    > In fairness (now that I'm not in such a foul mood), on my usual
    > computer I generally use Firefox, however earlier this evening I used
    > IE8 and do not get the same frequency (or any noticable) Information
    > Bar pop-ups. This obviously singles out the second computer as having
    > a setting, or something, awry somewhere. Now that I've narrowed it to
    > the computer I can tackle the situation in a more level headed
    > fashion.
    > Thing is, I've grown so accustomed to having to disable default
    > settings after a Microsoft 'default' installation that it was easy to
    > jump to conclusions that this was yet another thing I didn't want &
    > didn't need.


    Please answer all of the following questions by number in your reply:

    1. Did a Norton or McAfee application come preinstalled on your computer
    when you bought it?

    2. Have you ever run the Norton Removal Tool?

    3. Had your NAV subscription already expired when you installed AVG?

    4. Is it AVG Free 9.0 and is Linkscanner, Search-Shield, Active Surf-Shield,
    Security toolbar, and/or any of the email scanning components installed?

    5. Was AVG running in the background when you installed IE8 and/or SP3?

    6. Is Automatic Updates enabled and is the computer fully-patched at Windows
    Update?
     

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