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Why Is My PC Blocking Mapquest Links?


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#1 Cypod

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:27 PM

This only started recently, and is a real puzzler...

If I go to any site that has an embedded Mapquest link for directions, etc. and I click on that link, the Mapquest "loading" symbol starts running, but the link never loads. This happens in both Firefox and Explorer (If I go directly to Mapquest, it will load fine, & any page with a Google or Yahoo Maps link loads ok).

I tried turning off my firewall and anti-virus programs, but that has no effect. I'm also running Hostsman to manage my hostfile - exiting that doesn't help, either. I also tried updating Java, but no joy. I'm running XP Home SP3.

Any ideas?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:45 AM

Is this supposed to be a popup window? If so, turn off your popup blocker.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:42 AM

Thanks, but the "loading" window itself is a pop up(?), so I guess that's why disabling the blocker on either browser had no apparent effect. But... I just ran a Windows Update (mostly security) for XP, and now the problem is gone!

...Interesting :thumbsup:

Edited by Cypod, 15 April 2010 - 12:48 AM.





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