1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Windows Vista blocking javascript banners on ALL browsers (no adblocker installed)

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by udjamaflip, 12 May 2009.

  1. udjamaflip

    udjamaflip -

    Joined:
    13 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi guys,

    At work we have recently got a couple of new PC's (one of which I was lucky enough to get) and its running Vista, however I have had a couple of developed websites now that just won't display banners with javascript attached to them.

    It displays the gap i.e. a blank space of the dimensions of the image.

    I have installed no adblockers to my knowledge, however in saying this I see none of the usual ads on bit-tech (I never ad block bit-tech!!)

    Admittedly this is nice on some websites, this is a cross browser issue (including Opera, FF, Chrome, and IE7) so I can only assume it is Vista, additionally if I run a windows XP VM on my PC (the only way to get IE6 on Vista) the banners display fine, though that VM is running XP.

    Any ideas guys? The other vista machines seem to be working fine, so I think its perhaps a side effect of something I use.
     
  2. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    72
    Anything funny in your c:/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts file?
     
  3. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    174
  4. udjamaflip

    udjamaflip -

    Joined:
    13 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thats why its odd..

    I'm a web developer so I know when flash/java isn't isntalled and javascript is disabled (I wrote the javascript banners in some instances) it just doesn't make sense that all browsers block them. I thought it was some kind of global caching issue, but i deleted vista's caching and that still didn't help.


    @badders: There doesn't appear to be anything amiss in hosts file I have:

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost

    does that look rite?

    Any other ideas guys?
     
  5. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    174
    pulled this off microsofts tech forums

    it looks like a repair would work too.. hope it helps
     

Share This Page