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#16 Doug

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:15 PM

I no longer run Opera on any of my machines. Not that I didn't like it, nor have any warnings against it at this time. I'll see if I can download and install it for reference. Most likely the problem has to do with Connection settings. And/or permissions via your Software Firewall, if any. Should be the same as your IE 7 --- Automatic Detect But I don't recall the terminology used by Opera.
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#17 Ron.M

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 03:32 PM

Doug & appleoddity ;...

Update:...


To run IE-7 with no add-ons or maybe any IE on Win XP Pro:
Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools & viola , it's in System Tools....
I got that from an old thread & a post by Ztruker....
Anyway , I ran it without any add-ons & I/we can rule out any add-ons causing the problem...
Still no animation....
BTW: When you do run it that way , there's a yellow bar at the top that has a shield & after the shield it says "Internet Explorer is running without add-ons"...
So I have verification that it works....

Methinks the next step would be trying a different browser, like Opera???


Later....Ron.M..... B) ...... :whistling: ...... :whistling: .....

Edited by Ron.M, 31 October 2009 - 03:34 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for the tip about System Tools - IE No Addons. I had lost track of that.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:33 PM

Doug;.....

Update;...


I finally figured out how to get Opera to take me around the web.....
I went to the websites including this one & we can now rule out the browsers.....
ie; Does it on Opera...
Still no animation......
Next step , please,......

Thanks for the tip about System Tools - IE No Addons.
I had lost track of that.

Yer most welcome....




Later....Ron.M...... B) ...... :popcorn: ....... :whistling: ...... :whistling: .......

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:57 PM

In Internet Explorer Open Tools - Internet Options - Security(tab) Select - Internet zone (the globe furthest to the left) With the "slider" set security level to "Medium High" Select Privacy(Tab) With the "slider" set security level to "Medium High"
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:34 PM

Doug;....

In Internet Explorer
Open Tools - Internet Options - Security(tab) Select - Internet zone (the globe furthest to the left)
With the "slider" set security level to "Medium High"
Select Privacy(Tab)
With the "slider" set security level to "Medium High"

Done , still the same !!!.... :rant2: ....
WHY are we doing this when I/we ruled out IE-7 as a cause ????...
I tried Opera & it STILL does the same thing.!!!...
It seems to me that since ISP (NetZero) & browsers are NOT the cause , how
about we look somewhere else for the problem ???

I also just completed a "Windows" restore back to Sept,15,09......
Waaaaaay before this started.....
No help there either....
Some stuff re-arranged , some stuff possibly missing since restored....
You know , it seems like I ALWAYS get the "fun" ones..... :( .....

Next step...PLEASE..... :D ........



Later....Ron.M..... B) ...... :whistling: .....

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:36 PM

Ron, You are using good reasoning. But Opera generally "imports" its settings from IE during installation configuration, unless told to do otherwise. So I'm looking to "cover the bases" that perhaps both Opera and IE7 have a setting in common that is suppressing animated imagery. So far, I've come up with nothing useful for you. Sorry.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:02 PM

Doug;.....


OK......I'll do this for awhile:. :whistling: ..... :whistling:



Later...Ron.M.... B) .......

#24 Ron.M

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 01:47 PM

Dear People;....

This is an unabashed shamelessly blatant bump.... :)
It's been 8 , going on 9 days since anyone replied.... :(
I feel this thread is slipping off the edge of a cliff to oblivion...
As I post this , 238 of you have viewed this thread..... :angry: ....Yet , TWO have tried to help....
Shame , Shame , Shame... :thumbdown:
238 to 1 is not good.... :pullhair:

Since I last posted , I went to the websites that have the animated emoticons
includeing this one with my firewall & anti-virus off !!!
NO animation... :rant2:
So we can rule those out....

This computer first had a problem with MBAM updates...
I've given up on that since it appears to be a MBAM problem & not vital for me to have it.....
Then along comes the emoticon animation problem....That IS important for me to have !!!
Now a new problem added in: It takes 4 min & 30 sec for my computer to turn off ....
A sheer pain in the butt...
It used to go off in 30 sec's or less....It will still do that IF I don't go online....
So whatever is wrong appears to be getting worse....& has to do with going online....
Now with all the info in this thread & what is added here , ONE of you should know some way to fix this..... :huh:

Ya think ???

We're half way there , only 238 more hits to go ..... :o

ANY ideas OR suggestions ARE welcome....

Thank you in advance of your anticipated help.... :D




Later...Ron.M.... :popcorn: .... :whistling: .... :whistling: ......

Edited by Ron.M, 09 November 2009 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2009 - 01:59 PM

Ron.. Please run a PC PitStop test so I can see some details about your computer.

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  • Please click here to go to the PCPitStop Overdrive sign-up page: Signup at PCPitStop (You need to use Internet Explorer with this test so that an ActiveX control can be installed.)
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#26 Doug

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 03:01 PM

Hi Ron,

Please do complete the instructions of Appleoddity as it will give us all a better overview of your machine.

However, in the meantime I have still been researching (though I admit that this thread has dropped off my radar screen for a while now) and trying to replicate the problem.

I have been able to "partially" replicate the problem, and that may be good news for an avenue of further investigation.

I remembered in a past Topic Thread with you, that you were interested in adjusting Font Size for accessibility/ease of viewing/reading.

Question:
Did you install an MS or a third-party utility for purpose of enlarging/adjusting font size?
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In IE 7.0 you may need to check Accessibility options.

IE - Tools - Internet Options - Accessibility(button at the bottom - right of the panel)

This will bring up a new panel with the following options:

__ Ignore colors specified on WebPage

__ Ignore font styles specified on WebPage

__ Ignore font Size specified on WebPage


On my machine, enabling the third item (Ignore font Size specified on WebPage) causes animated gifs to be immobile.

Now this may not be your problem, but it may be an avenue to explore, particularly if you did install something like Font Magnifier.
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Again, to the best of my recollection, I recommended use of keyboard "ctrl" key + mouse scroll wheel, instead of any installed software.
http://forums.whatth...es_t103381.html

Possible solution:

** If you did install such software (font magnifier), consider uninstalling it.
** Make sure the Accessibility Settings (above) are "NOT" selected
** Revisit your IE Internet Options - Advanced - Multimedia

MultiMedia is where you initially asserted that the feature was "enabled".
OK, it might be "marked" enabled, but is not functioning properly.
*consider removing the checkmark/tick to disable Multimedia - Play animatin in Webpages
next - click - Apply - Close --- then close IE
reboot your machine.
Next - repeat the above but with the opposite effect to "place" the checkmark/tic to "enable" Multimedia - Play animatin in Webpages
next - click - Apply - Close --- then close IE and reboot your machine.
Reboot our machine

Keep us posted with your results/progress
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 04:50 PM

Doug & appleoddity;....

1st;.....I corrected this;==>

As I post this , 238 of you have viewed this thread..... :angry: ....Yet , TWO have tried to help...

I owe one of you an apology...Flip a coin to see which one of you accepts it..... :) ....I'm really sorry...

1st;.. appleoddity:....

Signup at PCPitStop

I could not do that as I already have an account , but , I forgot my password.....
I tried to sign up as a new account , but my email address is on file & they want my password instead...
They were to send me an email with my password , but , so far , no email from them....
I did manage to run the scan without an account.....
I'm not sure if it will be there when you go to it...(EDIT; It's not , I checked..)
Here's the link:==>

http://pcpitstop.com...top/Summary.asp

I also downloaded their Optimize 3.0 file , installed & ran it....
(Free, did NOT buy it )
There's a lot of info I saved in a log....
If you want/need any of that info , just ask.....



2nd;...Doug:...

remembered in a past Topic Thread with you, that you were interested in adjusting Font Size for accessibility/ease of viewing/reading.

That was for magnifying webpages, not print....& it was corrected by re-installing Internet Explorer (I think)....

Question:Did you install an MS or a third-party utility for purpose of enlarging/adjusting font size ?

NO....BTW; Excellent memory you have..... :) ..
It was this;==>...

Down in the lower right corner....


__ Ignore colors specified on WebPage
__ Ignore font styles specified on WebPage
__ Ignore font Size specified on WebPage

Exactly what I have....


MultiMedia is where you initially asserted that the feature was "enabled".
OK, it might be "marked" enabled, but is not functioning properly.
*consider removing the checkmark/tick to disable Multimedia - Play animatin in Webpages
next - click - Apply - Close --- then close IE
reboot your machine.
Next - repeat the above but with the opposite effect to "place" the checkmark/tic to "enable" Multimedia - Play animatin in Webpages
next - click - Apply - Close --- then close IE and reboot your machine.
Reboot our machine

Been there & done that...NO help !!! :angry:

Doug & appleoddity;...
Yesterday , I spent scanning my computer at Kaspersky.... (7+ hours !!!) Now , I know that site is top drawer for viruses , trojans & malware.....But , what about "worms" ???
I have a log from there...If you want to see it , just ask....
It shows;..==>
Threats found: 2 (Trojans)
Infected objects found: 3

This morning I ran SpyBot & Avast....
SpyBot found 45 problems that I went ahead & fixed....
1 nasty cookie , etc....
Avast found nothing before I fixed them with SpyBot....
But there are 2 infected files in the "chest"....
I can delete those files , but I'm VERY concerned what would happen if I did....
I know you're not malware experts , but I have some questions to ask about this stuff....
#1=...Does the Kaspersky scan find "Worms" ???
#2=...How safe is it to delete the 2 infected files found on Avast ???..ANY complications to worry about ???
#3=...If I did delete those 2 files , & had a problem develop , how would I correct it ???


PLEASE do not send me back to the "Infections Removal" forum....
I have been there 2 or 3 times & when I'm done , my computer winds up different than when I went in....
The reason I did all that was to rule out any problems with malware etc....
But , I'm starting to think I may have picked up a "worm" somewhere...
BTW: I do NOT go to potentially dangerous websites....You know the ones I mean....

I sincerely hope the above info helps us find the problem....

THANK you VERY much !!!


Later....Ron.M..... B) ....

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:34 PM

Avast found nothing before I fixed them with SpyBot....
But there are 2 infected files in the "chest"....
I can delete those files , but I'm VERY concerned what would happen if I did....
I know you're not malware experts , but I have some questions to ask about this stuff....
#1=...Does the Kaspersky scan find "Worms" ???
#2=...How safe is it to delete the 2 infected files found on Avast ???..ANY complications to worry about ???
#3=...If I did delete those 2 files , & had a problem develop , how would I correct it ???


PLEASE do not send me back to the "Infections Removal" forum....
I have been there 2 or 3 times & when I'm done , my computer winds up different than when I went in....
The reason I did all that was to rule out any problems with malware etc....
But , I'm starting to think I may have picked up a "worm" somewhere...
BTW: I do NOT go to potentially dangerous websites....You know the ones I mean....

I sincerely hope the above info helps us find the problem....


Well, it looks like you have accurately anticipated our response to the above..... back to Malware Removal.
We Techs do not give malware removal advice. At all.

Post your information over in Malware Removal, according to the instructions, here:
http://forums.whatth...rs_t106388.html

I will follow along to stay in touch with your progress there.

Sorry that my earlier suggestions have not been helpful so far.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:37 PM

Ron.M, Please go ahead and post your Kaspersky results with your initial post.

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#30 Ron.M

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

Doug & TomK:....


I know that this is going to sound like a BIG load of BS.....BUT....
Since my last post & now there was a very brief power failure at my home...
My computer went off along with my TV & other stuff...
I restarted my computer & went online......
When I came here , I noticed the emoticons were moving.... :huh: ...
I immediately checked all the other websites & HOLY MACKERAL , THERE , BATMAN , they work also.... :D
God as my witness , may he strike me dead if I'm lying....He won't....He's honest too...

So , your guess is as good as mine as to what the %$#& happened !!!!
I don't suppose you have any ideas as to what reset ???

If you still want me to go to the "Malware Removal" forum , please advise & will do....
I SWEAR on my Mother's , Father's , Sister's & Brother's graves that I had this problem & it fixed itself...


Later...Ron.M.... B) ....

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