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Internet Explorer 10 and AdSense (Flash?) ads

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Msg#: 4555252 posted 1:00 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

I am using Windows 7 and today I was offered to download and install Internet Explorer 10 by Windows Update. And so I did.

But now, when I view a page vith AdSense ads made from Flash (or so I believe), I get the following message:

"An Add-On for this website failed to run."

There is no additional info on how to resolve this or which Add-On that actually failed, but I suspect it to be Adobe Flash. No ads from AdSense are displayed in these cases (blank space only). Regular text-ads and image-ads seems not to be affected.

Anyone else experiencing this? Quite disturbing... if this is the case for all users currently upgrading to ie10 we are all going to see losses in the coming days...



Msg#: 4555252 posted 2:19 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have that same update sitting in my Windows Update. It wasn't automatically installed for me and I choose not to. Most people don't actually check to see what updates are available, they just install whichever ones MS pushes onto their system. So, as long as IE10 isn't being pushed automatically I don't anticipate a huge drop in revenue due to it's bugs.


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Msg#: 4555252 posted 2:29 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

It will be, eventually, thought.

I think I read somewhere that the Windows 8 version of IE prohibits add-ons or some such. Not entirely sure, I'll have to look that up. If that's the case, yea, Flash ads aren't gonna run.


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Msg#: 4555252 posted 2:31 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

have you looked for flash updates or uninstalled&reinstalled flash?


Msg#: 4555252 posted 2:46 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

W8 IE 10 will automatically allow flash to run..
possibly IE 10 is doing the same on Win 7 ..in which case your problem may be with an outdated flash player..


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Msg#: 4555252 posted 3:03 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've been running ie10 for a couple of weeks and haven't had any problems with flash or anything else.


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Msg#: 4555252 posted 5:45 pm on Mar 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks for all the feedback so far. I have verified that the Flash version I have is the latest and greatest, and when going to a test URL at Adobe (I belive I cannot post that link here) it is verified that flash is working as it should. At least on that page...

It is true that Microsoft initially disabled Flash on Windows 8 /IE 10, but a short while ago they changed their position on that and are now enabling Flash by default.

This problem seems a bit more complex, unfortunately. I see that AdSense ads now are served from doubleclick, and that domain *is* listed by default in the restricted sites section in IE 10. However, disabling "protected mode" (ignoring the restricted sites list) did not help me.

I really hope this is an issue only with my computer/installation, but I doubut it is...

I have also discovered other issues/bugs in IE 10 during the few hours I have used it. Whole sections are not displaying in a few sites, but it is of course possible that those sites do not comply with certain standards. Those sites do however work perfectly with Google Chrome and other browsers...

I have no "use" for IE 10 myself (Chrome is my browser of choice these days), but I do of course have to test it on my web sites... hence my choice to install it already.

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