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Microsoft IE 6 popups

Surely theres a way to disable these ?  I'm not talking about Messenger popups.  I've disabled those in Services.msc.  Nor am i talking about regular website popups. Most Pop Up killers can deal with those.  I'm talkin about the annoying  iLead ads and others associated just with IE.  Regular popup killers do not disable those ones

Pete J
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Myron A. Semack
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Myron, he's not talking about the regular popups, the google toolbar won't work.

I think they're flash ads.

Go to and you'll see them flying across the browser window.

Thursday, April 8, 2004 *sometimes* has those ads.  Also see them a lot on the sites.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

It seems that MS build these ads into IE 6.  But i've to find anyone that suffers from them,  or a cure.

Pete J
Thursday, April 8, 2004

If you don't mind moving over to Mozilla Firefox you can set Flash to only display when you click on it.

Matthew Lock
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Are you sure you don't have some spyware installed on your machine? Have you run ad-aware or spybot destroyer (both free)?

Thursday, April 8, 2004

What's iLead?

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Code Monkey
Thursday, April 8, 2004 is bad about it.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Mathew -  i'd rather stick to IE  ( i know i know ).

AEB ... yes i run ad aware.  This does nothing.

iLead is , i guess , one of the advertisers.  Its the main one i keep seeing.  There are others but thats the one i remember.  I get maybe 20 of those a day on their own.

Across the top (blue section ) bar of the window it says ..

iLead internet explorer.

Pete J
Thursday, April 8, 2004

You can use IE security zones.  Go to Tools->Internet Options->Security.  Change the Internet zone to a custom level with just about everything disabled (in particular, scripting and ActiveX).  If you find a site that doesn't provide the functionality you want, add it to the trusted or restricted zones.  They can be configured as desired.  There are some utilties out there to make it easier to add sites to the trusted and restricted zones.

I've run this way for a couple of years now and I believe it eliminates all annoying web antics.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

worth a try doug..thanks

Pete J
Friday, April 9, 2004

Unfortunately , messing with the security zones just made life more awkward when browsing...this isnt the answer.

These annoying iLead and other ad things are built into IE 6 .  And no one can do anything about it.

Pete J
Saturday, April 10, 2004

RUN AD-AWARE, for gods sake. Geez.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

ad aware finds nothing you fucktard! they already mentioned it above.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

The ads you're talking about are Rich Media ads, made with Flash. They only show up on I.E. running on Windows platform.

To disable them completely, stop visiting the sites that use them. and other big sites like that dont run on air, they run on cash. If you want to know what the weather is going to be like, suffer the 10-second ads, or stick your head out the window and make your own guess

Samuel Clemens
Wednesday, May 19, 2004

I have this problem with the ilead.itrack crap.

its really annoying - and it doesnt need IE open for it to work - just the internet.

Chris H
Saturday, June 5, 2004

I get the same problem and I am seeing more of this spyware tools don't seem to fix it.

Yet to find anything more about it or how to stop the popups. Someone suggested that they seem to appear if you have used GMAIL (Googles new online mail service).

Are you using GMAIL and get these ads?

Friday, July 2, 2004

i get the ads, and am using gmail, bu ti got them before i signedup so thats not it

Friday, August 6, 2004

I get them now . can cope with shutting down add windows for free ringtones . but the kids are now getting adds for swingers sites..etc... this only started on installing this new PC . old one ( still same software & OS) was fine.

Tried deinstalling IE ( but you can't really thanks to M$ embedding it into XP.

I also get popups from &, Not shure what these are doing as they just ask you to close a window ?

I have all the lates security patches etc..
Any one dug into I.E to see where this is set up. or is it some other area of XP (anyone getting this on any other OS ?)..

Think I will try banning these sites ?

Saturday, August 7, 2004

I had same problem with popups from iLead that come on any site (even google, microsoft, ...) I ran HijackThis and found that there was a registered dll named twaintec.dll. This dll is used to show thess popups ( so I used regsvr32 /u twaintec.dll to remove it from IE and then I deleted the file. Since no more popups :)

Gauthier Hélin
Sunday, August 8, 2004

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