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Free Republic *Pager* stopped working after latest MS Security update - [ActiveX control]
Hair

Posted on 04/16/2006 3:36:36 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog

Ever since the last Automatic Update from MS, the FR pager has stopped working right. When it tries to work I get the popup below.

My husband has played around with the settings in IE at Tools-Internet Options-Security, but enabling Activex Controls there is not fixing it.

Running XP Home SP 2 - all up to date...
IE 6.0
MS Antispyware
PC-Cillan

Not sure which of these is stopping me up or where to look.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Focus Software
KEYWORDS: areyouloggedin; getamac
In case you don't know what the FR pager is, it's what you get if you click the little speaker gizmo at the top right of your comments page...

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1 posted on 04/16/2006 3:36:39 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: John Robinson; Ramius; ecurbh; Rose in RoseBear; JenB; gondramB; martin_fierro

FR Computer help needed...


2 posted on 04/16/2006 3:41:01 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh

Use Firefox. At least until IE7 is released. (ducking and running)


3 posted on 04/16/2006 3:51:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Thanks ES - Now maybe someone helpful will answer :~D


4 posted on 04/16/2006 3:53:10 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
I'd be more concerned w/ getting rid of your desktop clutter & better use of your IE toolbar (& links)i.e. ....IE shortcut on quick launch & desktop ???
5 posted on 04/16/2006 5:00:27 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: HairOfTheDog
see if >IE top tool bar >tools >popup blocker >settings & add 209.157.64.200 or www.free...com to see if makes a dif
6 posted on 04/16/2006 5:04:43 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

Heh.... You think I keep a messy house? ;~D

I know where everything is on my desktop just the way it is :~D

Thanks for bumping the thread though... the lack of response indicates this maybe this is only happening to me ???


7 posted on 04/16/2006 5:05:01 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I didn't know 'bout the function till this thread - thnks


8 posted on 04/16/2006 5:08:50 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: HairOfTheDog
BTTT (bump to the top) is working again.
9 posted on 04/16/2006 5:10:57 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

I usually leave it open all the time while I'm at the computer... it's nice... and lets you know when someone answers your post.

It always worked fine till now.

I don't think it's a popup issue, I added FR to the list of sites in the popup blocker... still get the error.


10 posted on 04/16/2006 5:11:32 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
'Nother thing to try....
IE tools >inter..opts>security tab --->default, Advanced tab --->restore defaults

then uncheck show go button, check empty temp files...closed

11 posted on 04/16/2006 5:14:42 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: HairOfTheDog

From your screen shot...why don't you just hit the (lower left) mini screen to view correspondence ? >View Posts


12 posted on 04/16/2006 5:18:41 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: TheOracleAtLilac

I can, but it's not working right... I get that popup in the middle of the screen every time there's a new one.


13 posted on 04/16/2006 5:20:56 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I had trouble with AOL after the upgrade and had to reset my computer back to an earlier time period when it worked.


14 posted on 04/16/2006 5:28:58 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Elect Bob Sullivan OK Governor -- Throw out Dem Gov DoLittle Henry in 2006!)
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To: PhiKapMom

AOL? I'd rather have an updated computer than a working AOL? How come you're still using AOL?


15 posted on 04/16/2006 5:37:23 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Try a different browser as an experiment. Like Firefox.

Then when all is working fine...DUMP INTERNET EXPLORER for goodness' sake.


16 posted on 04/16/2006 7:14:58 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Thanks... I've got Firefox... It just seems like it's changing religions.


17 posted on 04/16/2006 7:22:48 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
Try surfing with one then the other for a while. Run a spyware scan after each test session. There you will find the difference. No emotional decision required.

Not that I'm preaching the Firefox gospel. It's just that I've seen a huge difference on every system I have done this on. IE loses every time.

18 posted on 04/16/2006 7:32:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

lol I never knew about this. Thanks for having a problem and making me aware of it! ;^)


19 posted on 04/16/2006 7:35:40 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; ecurbh

I don't get any spyware now...

My husband likes Firefox, I'm sure it would work fine, but this thing worked fine until yesterday and I'd like to think it would just work again ;~D

To me, a browser's a browser's a browser. It's just a window web pages appear in.


20 posted on 04/16/2006 7:35:45 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Actually, a lot of things have stopped working in IE since this update installed itself this morning. I am sending error reports - everybody else should do likewise, and send MS an e-mail about it, too.


21 posted on 04/16/2006 7:38:14 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I haven't gotten any other errors. What else is going on with you?


22 posted on 04/16/2006 7:39:51 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: KoRn

My pleasure :~D


23 posted on 04/16/2006 7:40:23 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

My pager is working! That's a nice feature.

I use FireFox btw :)


24 posted on 04/16/2006 7:41:48 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: HairOfTheDog

I can't go back in my browser anymore. It freezes and I have to open another window. Everything was fine until this a.m. Windows installed something like 6 updates and security patches this morning, btw. I guess there was some kind of threat, but it looks to me like they may have gotten something wrong in their fix for it!


25 posted on 04/16/2006 7:57:43 PM PDT by livius
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To: KoRn; Bloody Sam Roberts

Well I'm just pinging you to make your pager go off :~D

I'm in Firefox at the moment, but I am NOT at home here.

(yet... my husband says)

Why is everything so big?


26 posted on 04/16/2006 8:03:56 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: livius
Actually, a lot of things have stopped working in IE since this update installed itself this morning.

One good reason to not let auto updates install by themselves. I don't mind being notified but I like to choose when they get installed.

27 posted on 04/16/2006 8:05:03 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
I'm in Firefox at the moment, but I am NOT at home here.

"If you only knew the powerrr of The Dark Side."


28 posted on 04/16/2006 8:10:23 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
The fonts are slightly different, but after a week or so you won't notice it. I wouldn't even have IE on my computer if it weren't for the wife needing it for certain banking sites that require the use of a more venerable browser. I occasionally use IE to test some Group Policy Settings I may be tweaking for the computers at work while I'm at home.
29 posted on 04/16/2006 8:16:51 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: HairOfTheDog

I have had it since day one when I got my computer back in the 90's and my kids and I find it the easiest to use -- never have any problems unless Microsoft in this instance got involved. Had the same screen name forever and don't feel like changing. I bring along DSL so I don't pay that much monthly and I hate Explorer! :)

Besides I like to take after liberals on the message boards. A lot of features now built in that work really well!


30 posted on 04/16/2006 8:28:48 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Elect Bob Sullivan OK Governor -- Throw out Dem Gov DoLittle Henry in 2006!)
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To: KoRn; Bloody Sam Roberts

I've been telling Hair to switch to Firefox for years now, and this is what it finally took for her to say "OK".

She's not completely happy with it yet, but I can keep tweaking it for her.


31 posted on 04/16/2006 8:50:16 PM PDT by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: ecurbh

I spend all day on my computer and I knew where everything was before and now it looks different!

I don't like change. I even understand what PhiKapMom means with her AOL comfort zone. ;~D


32 posted on 04/16/2006 8:55:01 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: ecurbh

Here's some good tweaks for speeding it up, dramatically in some cases if you are on broadband.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1299854/posts


33 posted on 04/16/2006 8:55:28 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: HairOfTheDog

One of the companies I work for has a message where we enter the portal that says not to download anything from Microsoft until further notice.


34 posted on 04/17/2006 7:38:34 AM PDT by jjmcgo (Patriarch of the Occident since March 1, 2006)
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To: HairOfTheDog

ok hair, i didnt know about this and ive been here a while.

goodluck and thanks.


35 posted on 04/17/2006 8:26:46 AM PDT by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com/)
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To: wallcrawlr; John Robinson

Well, it's a cool feature.... Is it working for you in IE?

I'm still in Firefox and it's working, but I still get the error in IE. I'm sure there's something about it that can be fixed in my settings, I just don't know what.


36 posted on 04/17/2006 8:42:27 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

I use mozilla firefox at work and home.

Ill give this feature a try at home. 7 hours away :(


37 posted on 04/17/2006 9:09:41 AM PDT by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com/)
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To: ecurbh
She's not completely happy with it yet, but I can keep tweaking it for her.

Good for you.

Remember...

    "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."

38 posted on 04/17/2006 9:37:51 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
IF the problem is the change in Active-X controls initiation, you might get some useful information from: Internet Explorer ActiveX compatibility patch for Mshtml.dll

More specfically there is a 'compatibility' patch that returns Active-X behavior to what it was before the security patch (without reducing the security of the system) at: MS06-013: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

39 posted on 04/17/2006 9:55:10 AM PDT by KenD
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To: KenD

Ah - maybe that's it.... I'll try that out in a bit.

Thanks. :~D


40 posted on 04/17/2006 9:59:11 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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