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Zone Alarm 4.5 is keeping the below listed two images from being displayed

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Hi!

I recently upgraded to Zone Alarm Pro Version 4.5x.

Since it disables popup / popunder / animated ads it will no longer allow the two below listed images to be displayed on our website.

Is there a way to correct my code so that Zone Alarm cannot block it?

Are these the best website addresses to find the newest versions of IE & NS?

<p align="center">
<font size="2">
Best viewed with&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/Top10.asp">
<img border="0" src="images/ieget_animated.gif" width="88" height="31"></a> or
<a href="http://www.netscape.com/computing/download/">
<img border="0" src="images/nsbutton.gif" width="88" height="31"></a>
at 800 x 600 resolution.
</font>
</p>

Thank you in advance.

Chuck
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by:seanpowell
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The images are residing on your server? There's no reason  - that I can think of - that Zone Alarm should be blocking them...
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by:pepsichris
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Best addresses:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/

http://www.netscape.com/download/

You don't seem to be using pop ups - Zone Alarm doesn't stop pictures just because they're animated, so probably best to check the addresses.  Check them by doing the full address to test them, eg http://www.yoursite.com/images/nsbutton.gif, making sure that that address works on its own in your browser.

Incidenatlly, you may want to add a target="_blank" in your <a> tags so that your site stays there in the background.

If that doesn't help, then post your web address here so we can have a look for you.
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Hi!

Thank you for the tip about the target statement and the links.

I know that it is Zone Alarm Pro causing these two images to not display because if I go to the privacy tab, reduce ad blocking from high to medium my images reappear, if I refresh my website page in IE.

Any additional thoughts?

Chuck
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My bad - so much for trying to sound authoritative...!

Zone Alarm apparently has a setting for "Block Animation", so you need to uncheck that.  

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/archive/t164257.html

Alternatively, take out the animation, and replace it with a static image.  

I've also read that you could change it a little, as it turns out that Zone Alarm decides on it's own whether a picture is part of an advert or not.  Just as a complete guess, but I would suspect that it does it by judging the difference between the frames, and the more different they are, the less likely they are to be shown.  However, I only found that info at one source, most others give the impression that all animated gifs are stopped, so you may need to experiment.

hth
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Hi Chris:

Do you know where I could download a static image for IE 6 and NS7?

Thank you in advance.

Chuck
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Netscape:

The proper way is through http://affiliate.netscape.com/ so you should probably go through that, but it looks boring (they want all your details so they can pay you if somebody buys a CD through your link)

or you can cheat and copy one from elsewhere on the web:

http://images.google.com/images?q=netscape

And for IE it's pretty simple:

http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/ip/trademarks/linklogo.asp

or, more specifically:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ieak/techinfo/deploy/logos/button.asp
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