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toolbar won't let ANY pop-ups through

big problems with toolbar



1:59 pm on Aug 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I need some help. I installed the new version of the toolbar and the popup blocker works too good. I can't open any new windows, especially java or applet windows. I have written google support twice and all I get is a copy and paste from the help page. I have uninstalled the toolbar and still can't get any pop ups. It seems to only affect IE6. I load IE5 and the problem goes away. The drawback to going with IE5 is I lose outlook express and can't find Outlook unless it's bundled with IE6. There has to be some file embedded in my system that is still blocking all other windows. I have gone into add/remove and tried that with no luck. I have also reset my IE6 setting to default again with no luck. If anyone else has experienced this and found a way to fix it, please let me know. I am runnung windows 98SE.


4:41 am on Sep 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member annej is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

If you click on where it says # blocked on your tool bar you specify that you want popups on that site accepted (I think)

To turn off pop up blocking go to options then uncheck popups.


12:56 pm on Sep 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've already tried that. I went and uninstalled the whole thing, but there is something that either corrupted my IE or a file is still in my system to be still blocking the pop-ups.


2:14 pm on Sep 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As a temporary fix until you can get it removed, you can hold the CTRL button as you click a link, which will disable to pop up blocker, and allow the window to open.


1:00 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This has no effect either. I have tried everything that the "help" section suggests but still can't get any other windows to open. I have held the CTRL key, the shift key. both together, allow site pop ups, uninstalled the toolbar, everything.


2:59 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Have you tried running Adaware? If IE is messed up after the Toolbar is uninstalled, maybe something else is wrong.


7:48 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This sounds a little bit like one of the recent viruses to me - one of them disabled "open link in new window" for siome reason. Sorry, but I don't remember which one it was (to many recently), you might make sure you have a recent antivirus softwares

Wired Suzanne

7:11 am on Sep 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I agree with Astinus.

Try to get the FREE version of Adaware and run it. Might solve the problem.


10:22 am on Sep 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

If you have a magazine cdrom with the latest version of IE onboard, try installing it.

This should only take five or ten minutes with a reboot. If this fails, try uninstalling the toolbar, reinstalling IE and then reinstalling the toolbar.



10:08 pm on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have the latest in virus protection so i don't think that's an issue. I installed Adaware 6. I have problems with that as well. After the scan it tells me I have 29 items but when I click next to take me to the delete screen, only 3 show up. I click next to delete, then the program freezes.I have downloaded it from 3 different sites with the same results. I have IE6 on a disc. I'll try installing it and see what happens then.


2:39 am on Sep 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My two cents: I have tried both Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy. I have had much better results using spybot.



5:43 am on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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mcbridep do you know what your actually doing? Buy a manual.. it might help! :D

toolbar works perfectly fine to me!


9:21 pm on Sep 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well then maybe you can hold my hand to walk me through it!
I just ran spy bot amd removed 35 items but it still will not work. Leedslad, The toolbar is simple but like I have stated, I hold CTRL and/or shift, I have clicked on the "allow site pop ups" I have uninstalled and re-installed, I have followed everything in the help section to a "T" and it DOES NOT WORK.

I have since written google a fourth time and have yet to get a reply back other than them pasting the entire help section into the e-mail.

Michael Weir

3:20 pm on Sep 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I agree with Macrost - I enjoy spybot search and destroy.

Keep in mind folks, that some programs you download may come packaged with ad/spyware so if you run a program like spybot and eradicate the ad/spyware that came with it, the program itself may no longer function correctly. I've experienced with a certain AOL instant messenger ad on program. Always read those user agreements..


3:34 pm on Sep 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Sounds like that toolbar needs an exorcist.


3:40 pm on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

I was having the exact same issue with my toolbar installation. l just found the solution. You have to re-register a couple of dll files. I followed the resolution instructions at [support.microsoft.com...] and it resolved any problem. I reinstalled the toolbar and it seems to be working fine now.

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