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#1 AshS

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:07 AM

I have an overactive pop-up blocker that is blocking things I don't want blocked such as the message I get after requesting to stop my flash drive from the USB port ("It is safe to remove the selected device." or something like that). I have disabled the pop-up blockers that I am aware of, but this continues to happen. Does anyone know how to stop it from blocking windows like this? It's not even an internet-related window, which makes it more puzzling.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

Which popup blocker are you using?
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:59 AM

I've got a few - the one that comes with Firefox (used when I use Firefox), the one that comes with IE (used when I use IE) and one with Google toolbar (only works with IE). I tried disabling all of them at the same time and it didn't have any effect, so I'm not sure if it's a pop-up blocker that is causing the problem. I'm not seeing any system messages from Windows - messages that pop up and tell you something about your computer and ask you to click OK after reading them and then the window goes away. There's a sound made so I know they're being generated, but I never see them because something is stopping that from happening.

I think the problem occurred when I had both yahoo SBC internet protection installed and my NOD32 antivirus at the same time, but I'm not sure. I've since uninstalled yahoo SBC internet protection. Is it possible that having the two on at the same time, even briefly, caused a change somewhere that is making this happen?

I tried doing a system restore, but it didn't solve the problem, so I undid the restore.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:44 AM

I heard yesterday that there were problems with the SBC Yahoo software. And, a system that we were trying to install it on just flat refused to take it (lot's of svchost.exe errors) - turns out it wouldn't work with IE7.

FWIW - this doesn't sound like it's a pop-up blocker that's causing this - rather it's an errant piece of software or a virus.

I'd suggest using this free, online scan to double check your system: http://safety.live.com Choose the "Full Service Scan"
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 03:01 PM

Thanks! I ran the scan; hopefully it will solve the problem.




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