IE8 Information bar. An Add-on failed...

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  1. Doddie

    Doddie Registered Member

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    Windows XP Pro, SP3, 32bit.
    IE8.

    SpywareBlaster Version 4.4
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    Is this a SpwareBlaster issue?

    Since KB2607712 & laterly KB2616676 were released by Microsoft revoking certain DigiNotar Certificates i have been seeing frequent Information Bar messages issued by IE8 that don't seem to follow any set pattern informing me:
    Support links for the above mentioned Microsoft KB articles:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2607712
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616676


    I strongly suspect that somewhere along the line SpywareBlaster is involved in my recieving these IE8 Information Bar messages, not least because when i try disabling All Protection in SpywareBlaster and Exiting the program the Information Bar messages stop.

    I can't tell for certain, but a strong candidate for these messages may be related to advertising on the affected sites.

    For example:
    www.digitalspy.co.uk (all areas of the site, news/forums etc.) is very prone to the messages.
    http://www.zeropaid.com/news/95247/top-5-anti-virus-apps-for-android/ is new to me today, but every time i open the page even after a forced re-fresh it shows the message.

    If it helps (and for further info) please see a discussion i have been having with at least one Microsoft MVP in AumHa Forums (they know i am about to post here):
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=45471

    Regards.
     
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  2. Doddie

    Doddie Registered Member

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    Please disregard this thread, issue resolved by rolling back to IE7.
     
  3. De Hollander

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    Just stumble on this tread.

    Multiple systems with IE9 W7 64 & 32 - "An add-on for this website failed to run" appears.

    Resolved by adding doubleclick.net to the ignore list.
     
  4. iroc9555

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    Please, could you specify which ignore list ?

    I run XP Pro Spk 3. If I disable SpywareBlaster protection, I do not get the IE 8 popup blocker bar. If I uninstall Flash Player (latest) I do not get the bar either. BTW this information bar pop ups just in some web pages like FileHippo blocking the advertising.

    I know this is an old post and this is happening to me for the last month or so but I am getting annoyed by the bar popping up in some, not all, web pages that use Flash Player.

    Thank you.
     
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    De Hollander.

    Thank you for the reply. I got it. Now, is it not unwise to ignore doubleclick.net having such a poor rep security wise ?

    Regards.
     
  7. iroc9555

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    A Dell Forum member, ky331, found out a way to stop the IE bar without having to add doubleclick to the ignore list. Since doubleclick.net or some of its variants were added to SWB, there has been some conflict beteewn SWB and IE security settings.

    SWB added cookies .com, .net, and .co.uk as well as its site plus .ne.jp to the restricted Zones for doubleclick. When going to a web site with ads displaying these sites one get the IE warning bar because those ads are generated by pagead2.googlesyndication.com which is not restricted by SWB. If pagead2.googlesyndication.com is added to SWB or IE restricted sites the IE bar alert will not come out. Of course the ads will be stopped also.

    For more reading:

    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/virus-spyware/f/3522/t/19408641.aspx?PageIndex=3

    Regards.
     
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