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<IMG> tags in HTML source code not downloaded from server
Weird problem on one of my computers

 9:33 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi all,
I have a brand spanking new Dell laptop that is doing the most bizzare thing. On at least 2 websites I have created, when I view them on ANY browser on this computer (Netscape, Opera, IE, etc.), there will be several images that don't appear on the page, and there isn't any little red X in the image's place, either. When I look at the source code that was downloaded for the page, the whole line of code with the <IMG> tag that defines the image is JUST MISSING. When I choose "Edit with FrontPage", the whole page will download correctly into FrontPage, and the missing line of code appears, and then IE will load the page correctly, but the other browsers will not (guess FrontPage and IE somehow share the cache?) I have tried everything, reloading pages, clearing caches, and the same lines of code just refuse to download on this machine. Can anyone shed any light on this? Thanks.



 10:12 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Also, code similar to the following lines of code is showing up in the source code of every page I download on all browsers on this computer, and I know for a fact I did not put this code on any of my sites. HELP! What is doing this? A firewall? I checked for viruses, spyware, etc.

<script language='javascript' src=''></script>

And then at the end of the file, the follwing appears: <script language='javascript'>postamble();</script>

I did not put this in my code, but it's in all the source of every page I download.


 10:52 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is caused by ZoneAlarm Pro:


It seems as if e-Trust FireWall possibly uses parts of ZoneAlarm:


 10:58 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Norton and others can do this too. I believe images named, header, banner etc... are typically screened out.


 11:15 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Also, images in standard ad sizes are filtered, whether or not the are named "banner".


 11:57 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks all. I do have EZ-Firewall on this machine, and when I disabled it, the problem was solved. Thanks again. ;)



 7:30 pm on Dec 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Whoa! Don't disable the whole firewall, just switch off the part that is blocking the banner adverts in webpages.

Then, use a browser like Mozilla or Firefox. Tell the browser which ad servers (by domain name) you don't want to see adverts from. That is done by right clicking on an image and selecting the "block images from this server" option.


 8:09 pm on Dec 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks, I did not disable the firewall completely, just the parts that were causing the problem. ;)


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