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A New Window Appears When You Visit Some Web Sites
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When you visit some Web sites, a new Internet Explorer window (or in some cases, multiple new windows) may open. These windows often contain advertisements.
This behavior occurs if the administrator or content provider for the site has added code to open pop-up windows while the Web page is being loaded, or at other times while you view the site.
To resolve this behavior, contact the administrator for the Web site to determine if there is a way to prevent the pop-up windows from being opened.
You can disable Active Scripting in Internet Explorer to prevent most pop-up windows from being opened. To disable Active Scripting for a particular Web site, you can add that site to the Restricted Sites zone, and then disable Active Scripting and other content for the Restricted Sites zone. This prevents scripted links from working, but only for the sites that you add to the Restricted Sites zone.
To add a site to the Restricted Sites zone in Internet Explorer:
To disable Active Scripting for all Internet sites:
There are many third-party programs that are designed to prevent pop-up and pop-under windows from being opened. These programs may cause side effects, such as preventing a Web site from opening a new window or other script-related problems. Microsoft does not support the installation, functionality, or use of any such third-party programs.
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 308446 - Last Review: August 7, 2007 - Revision: 4.3