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  1. #1
    Goomba Guest

    Default Blocking a specific site

    Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter" for
    a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit seems to
    have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,

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  3. #2
    Leonard Grey Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    That's what you get for entering sweepstakes online.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Goomba wrote:
    > Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter" for
    > a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    > Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit seems to
    > have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,


  4. #3
    VanguardLH Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    Goomba wrote:

    > Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter" for
    > a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    > Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit seems to
    > have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,


    Not all popups are actually popups (i.e., new windows). They can be CSS
    code to present an object within the SAME web page. Just because they
    have frames and move around does not mean they are separate of the web
    page. That means they are not popups. Can this popup actually be moved
    outside the boundaries of the web browser's window (or the tab frame)?

    The popup blocker in IE7/8 is about as effective as the one included in
    the Google Toolbar. Don't set IE's popup blocker to High because: (1)
    it won't eliminate any more popups; and, (2) Can interfere with the
    operation of many sites when a popup isn't even involved. If you want a
    better popup blocker, there are lots of choices (fewer if your
    requirement is that they be free). PopUpCop used to be payware but went
    freeware; however, alas, it seems not completely compatible with IE8 (it
    will cause sporatic crashes). In IE7, PopUpCop was a far more effective
    popup blocker than the one in IE, in Google's Toolbar, and equal to or
    better than the payware trials that I tested. If it still worked 100%
    in IE8 then I'd still be using it.

    Perhaps that sweepstakes site is the culprit. They may be using that
    advertising service to fund the costs of running their site that you get
    to visit for free. Someone has to pay the bills, and if it is the site
    owner then how long the site survives depends on how much spare change
    the owner can dump into the costs for that site just so freeloaders can
    visit there. If you don't like the advertising that the site uses, go
    somewhere else or complain to the site owner regarding their rude use of
    popups instead of using ad-frames within the web page. It's their site
    hence their property, not yours. You'll need to complain to them if you
    don't like the behaviors of their property.

    Since you never identified the site, no one can check just how the ads
    are appearing there. If you have to login to the site, don't expect
    anyone else to follow suit who elects to help you. Plus those helpers
    probably aren't interested in receiving the spam that would ensue from
    registering at that sweepstakes site.

  5. #4
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2) when
    posting to this newsgroup.

    As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    newsgroup, the answer is yes.

    What's the "unwanted" site?


    Goomba wrote:
    > Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter"
    > for
    > a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    > Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit seems
    > to
    > have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,



  6. #5
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    RE: WIN XP SP3
    The site I first access is:
    http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    Then when I click "Enter," the new ad window appears.



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2) when
    > posting to this newsgroup.
    >
    > As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    > newsgroup, the answer is yes.
    >
    > What's the "unwanted" site?
    >
    >
    > Goomba wrote:
    > > Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter"
    > > for
    > > a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    > > Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit seems
    > > to
    > > have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,

    >
    >


  7. #6
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    Sorry, cannot reproduce here. Is the "ad window" a full-sized IE window or
    a smaller "pop-up" window? If the former, what's the URL displayed in
    Address Bar?


    Goomba wrote:
    > RE: WIN XP SP3
    > The site I first access is:
    > http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    > Then when I click "Enter," the new ad window appears.
    >
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
    >> when posting to this newsgroup.
    >>
    >> As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    >> newsgroup, the answer is yes.
    >>
    >> What's the "unwanted" site?
    >>
    >>
    >> Goomba wrote:
    >>> Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter"
    >>> for
    >>> a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    >>> Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit
    >>> seems
    >>> to
    >>> have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,



  8. #7
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    Sorry re: delay, StarBand sattelite was down.
    Ad window is smaller size and its address is:
    http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62138/114218...age/index.html


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Sorry, cannot reproduce here. Is the "ad window" a full-sized IE window or
    > a smaller "pop-up" window? If the former, what's the URL displayed in
    > Address Bar?
    >
    >
    > Goomba wrote:
    > > RE: WIN XP SP3
    > > The site I first access is:
    > > http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    > > Then when I click "Enter," the new ad window appears.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > >> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
    > >> when posting to this newsgroup.
    > >>
    > >> As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    > >> newsgroup, the answer is yes.
    > >>
    > >> What's the "unwanted" site?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Goomba wrote:
    > >>> Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on "Enter"
    > >>> for
    > >>> a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    > >>> Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit
    > >>> seems
    > >>> to
    > >>> have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,

    >
    >


  9. #8
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    Thanks. Still cannot reproduce. Can you now?

    >>>>> My Pop-up Blocker usually works properly


    Are you referring to IE's pop-up blocker or a third-party pop-up blocker?

    Is the IE pop-up blocker enabled? If so, is *.optmd.com or diynetwork.com
    found in the Allowed list?

    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)?

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


    Goomba wrote:
    > Sorry re: delay, StarBand sattelite was down.
    > Ad window is smaller size and its address is:
    > http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62138/114218...age/index.html
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >> Sorry, cannot reproduce here. Is the "ad window" a full-sized IE window
    >> or
    >> a smaller "pop-up" window? If the former, what's the URL displayed in
    >> Address Bar?
    >>
    >> Goomba wrote:
    >>> RE: WIN XP SP3
    >>> The site I first access is:
    >>> http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    >>> Then when I click "Enter," the new ad window appears.
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>>> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
    >>>> when posting to this newsgroup.
    >>>>
    >>>> As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    >>>> newsgroup, the answer is yes.
    >>>>
    >>>> What's the "unwanted" site?
    >>>>
    >>>> Goomba wrote:
    >>>>> Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on
    >>>>> "Enter"
    >>>>> for
    >>>>> a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    >>>>> Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit
    >>>>> seems
    >>>>> to
    >>>>> have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,



  10. #9
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    Yes. Here's the sequence:
    Wanted site:
    http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html

    Unwanted site not blocked. This usually appears while I am filling out the
    entry info.
    http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62138/135544...age/index.html

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Thanks. Still cannot reproduce. Can you now?
    >
    > >>>>> My Pop-up Blocker usually works properly

    >
    > Are you referring to IE's pop-up blocker or a third-party pop-up blocker?
    >
    > Is the IE pop-up blocker enabled? If so, is *.optmd.com or diynetwork.com
    > found in the Allowed list?
    >
    > 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)?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    > machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    >
    >
    > Goomba wrote:
    > > Sorry re: delay, StarBand sattelite was down.
    > > Ad window is smaller size and its address is:
    > > http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62138/114218...age/index.html
    > >
    > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > >> Sorry, cannot reproduce here. Is the "ad window" a full-sized IE window
    > >> or
    > >> a smaller "pop-up" window? If the former, what's the URL displayed in
    > >> Address Bar?
    > >>
    > >> Goomba wrote:
    > >>> RE: WIN XP SP3
    > >>> The site I first access is:
    > >>> http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    > >>> Then when I click "Enter," the new ad window appears.
    > >>>
    > >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    > >>>> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2)
    > >>>> when posting to this newsgroup.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    > >>>> newsgroup, the answer is yes.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> What's the "unwanted" site?
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Goomba wrote:
    > >>>>> Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on
    > >>>>> "Enter"
    > >>>>> for
    > >>>>> a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My Pop-up
    > >>>>> Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit
    > >>>>> seems
    > >>>>> to
    > >>>>> have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,

    >
    >


  11. #10
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Blocking a specific site

    And my other questions...?

    Goomba wrote:
    > Yes. Here's the sequence:
    > Wanted site:
    > http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    >
    > Unwanted site not blocked. This usually appears while I am filling out
    > the
    > entry info.
    > http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62138/135544...age/index.html
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks. Still cannot reproduce. Can you now?
    >>
    >>>>>>> My Pop-up Blocker usually works properly

    >>
    >> Are you referring to IE's pop-up blocker or a third-party pop-up blocker?
    >>
    >> Is the IE pop-up blocker enabled? If so, is *.optmd.com or
    >> diynetwork.com
    >> found in the Allowed list?
    >>
    >> 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)?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    >> machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought
    >> it)?
    >>
    >>
    >> Goomba wrote:
    >>> Sorry re: delay, StarBand sattelite was down.
    >>> Ad window is smaller size and its address is:
    >>> http://cdn.optmd.com/V2/62138/114218...age/index.html
    >>>
    >>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>>> Sorry, cannot reproduce here. Is the "ad window" a full-sized IE
    >>>> window
    >>>> or
    >>>> a smaller "pop-up" window? If the former, what's the URL displayed in
    >>>> Address Bar?
    >>>>
    >>>> Goomba wrote:
    >>>>> RE: WIN XP SP3
    >>>>> The site I first access is:
    >>>>> http://www.diynetwork.com/2009-blog-...age/index.html
    >>>>> Then when I click "Enter," the new ad window appears.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>>>>> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64
    >>>>>> SP2)
    >>>>>> when posting to this newsgroup.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> As I told you in my reply to your identical question in OE General
    >>>>>> newsgroup, the answer is yes.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> What's the "unwanted" site?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Goomba wrote:
    >>>>>>> Is there a way to block a specific site in IE7? When I click on
    >>>>>>> "Enter"
    >>>>>>> for
    >>>>>>> a sweepstakes, an unwanted site opens in a separate window. My
    >>>>>>> Pop-up
    >>>>>>> Blocker usually works properly, so this 2nd site's marketing outfit
    >>>>>>> seems
    >>>>>>> to
    >>>>>>> have found a way to bypass it. Thank you all,



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