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    Windows XP SP2

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    I installed Windows XP Service Pack 2. VMD would shut down when my PM pop-up box would come up. The solution was to go into settings and disable pop-ups on private messages. I tried to disable Windows Firewall, and that didn't work. G
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    Maybe a band-aid fix would be to iuse a different web browser like Firefox or Opera.
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    Popups

    ValueMD doesn't allow PopUp advertisements, but the program does have some PopUps in the sense that you can opt to have a PopUp alert you when you have a private message (set by default). You can remove this option by accessing your profile.

    If you would like to keep that option available (PopUp window alerting you of new private messages), you can allow PopUps from ValueMD by selecting the "options" portion of your blocker and entering the website url (www.valuemd.com) as a site that you would like to allow PopUps (ValueMD has never had and never will have PopUp Ads, so no need to worry about that). If your blocker doesn't have an option to permit PopUps from designated sites, you can disable the feature altogether and download the free PopUp Blocker from Alexa, which definitely has this feature because I'm using it right now . They just came out with a new version that has a couple of extra features, so hopefully that will solve the problem.

    Let me know if it works.
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    Nope

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    Nope

    I did add VMD to my safe pages. The PM pop-up was still shutting down the browser. I had to disable the PM pop-up in the VMD settings. I have SP2 (Service pack 2) early. It should be out in a few days, but I have an early copy of it. Just warning you of potential problems. It may just be my system, but could be a universal problem. Until SP2 is released, we won't know.

    Doc, I cerainly wouldn't complain about other pop-ups. The problem in SP2 is that the error shuts down the browser. XP SP2 has a built in pop-up blocker which is excellent, but even disabled the browser still shut down. I even shut down the built in firewall, too. Still crashed IE.

    Microsoft makes great products. I don't want to use Opera or Firefox. I don't believe they are more secure, and I don't use things just because they AREN'T Microsoft. G
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    Propaganda

    Quote Originally Posted by teratos

    Microsoft makes great products. I don't want to use Opera or Firefox. I don't believe they are more secure, and I don't use things just because they AREN'T Microsoft. G
    True but my point is that having two browsers is still a good idea(I have 3 installed-Firefox, IE, and Safari) since if for any reason, one stops working, you have a backup. You will still be able to troubleshoot the problem on the Internet with the other browser.

    p.s. Firefox has tab browsing which is pretty cool.

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    popups

    That is pretty strange . It ignores your command to disable the popup feature and IE freezes up as a result....it sounds like a glitch with SP2??. Maybe you have an unstable version since the final version hasn't been released yet? Try sending a report to Microsoft and maybe they'll fix it before it's released if they don't already know about it.

    I was going to look for a way to disable the pop-up PM notification by default, but even if we found a way, the same problem would likely occur whenever anyone tried to open a new window via a link, etc (some open into new windows which might be mistaken as a "popup"). So I don't think that would solve the problem. Hopefully Microsoft will realize the glitch before they release it because I would imagine that many sites would experience the same type of problems. Thanks for the heads up
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    Firefox loads pages faster, too. Internet Explorer who??
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    I stopped using IE a few months ago when it started crashing itself every time a new window pops up after I click on a link. I have been using Firefox ever since and it's been great. Except a few sites that is configured solely for IE (which is a very dumb idea), you can pretty much forget IE altogether. Faster load time and tabs are my favorite!
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    Security

    How secure is it? I know IE has some problems, but it is more secure than most. People make a big deal out of windows security, but Linux is awful, when you look into it. The security of my network is very important to me. I don't have many personal items on my computers, but I have enough projects that I don't need getting ruined. G
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