Windows 8.1 - IE11 Adds Pop Up Every Time Click On A Link
Oct 22, 2013
I installed the windows 8.1 update. In the new internet explorer 11 every web site i visit, every link i click on either a new tab opens or a pop-up appears with some random advertisement. the only way i can make it stop is if i increase the security for the browser threw internet options, however if i do that it also doesnt allow images to load any more. in addition, sometimes the add will appear on the left hand side of the webpage and squish the content of the page to the right making it unreadable.
When I'm on the main/first page and put my cursor on a link (cursor won't turn into hand) then when I click it just started saying Opp's then top left circle spins then goes to a page to download something I don't want or bogus.
Another big problem, certain words will be highlighted and a window pop's up (different windows) and want allow me to go to the webpage I want.
This has been happening sense I purchased my new computer wit Win.8
Example: the words on the page highlighted is where I want to go, but a small window pops up and says Best cities to work or Free Local Job Search. Its has a icon to close the windows but when I do it will go to another download type page.
Is there a setting in IE or Firefox to turn that problem OFF ? See on this page there IS NOT a word that is highlighted and what I click I go to.
right clicking on the browser back button doesn't achieve anything - I'm really used to it popping down a list of the previous pages so I can hop back for example to the search engine results list page which I had about four pages ago etc.
I bought a Asus ROG with Windows 8 pre installed. I was making a logo with pixlr and saving it to my desktop when I noticed the only save option was "data file". So I saved it. I cant open it or naturally upload it to my website like I could with seven. Why is it saving with the additional suffix .dat example - logo.png.dat or logo.jpg.dat? Saving it to my desktop and trying to open it suggests I look for apps to open it...really!
I have a new Dell Inspiron 15r as of this Christmas, running Windows 8. I ran the upgrade to 8.1 but I still have a problem with my cursor wanting to "hover click" on links or browser tabs, as well as being stuck in the down position, when I'm not even pressing on the touchpad left button. I end up selecting an entire region of stuff while moving the cursor across the screen.
I can't figure out what to change or configure in Control Panel, or is it in the Dell Touchpad configuration utility?
In Control Panel/Ease of Access Center/Make Your Mouse Easier To Use I have unchecked "Activate a Window by hovering over it with a mouse." Still happens.
After making clean install of Windows 8.1 (before I had Windows 8) then my laptop started to hang from time to time.
Selecting tiles in Start screen with keyboard is normal as it used to be , mouse moves normally but HDD light is not on or blinking. Clicking with mouse does do nothing.
When I click fast many times then it finally opens App from Start screen on a program in Desktop mode but everything is slow for 3-4 min. Then it automatically works as it should be, like nothing would be wrong.
Bought windows 8, and everything immediately opens if my mouse is over. I don't click, it is just over a link, or an app, and it is opens. And YES, I did not chose at mouse setup, the function. What to do?
I upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1, and now I can't access the Windows app store. When I click on the tile, it flashes once and then my desktop opens (I have Start8 installed). Never had this issue before.
I have this usb 2 wireless adapter which worked fine on windows 7, ive just installed Windows 8 and have tried to install this WLAN adapter but its not working. It comes up in device manager as a usb 2.0 WLAN with drivers not installed but when I try and manually install them I just get The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file error
I noticed when I send a web page to anyone using Windows default mail program (Outlook) it will send the page as a Url address and not a clickable link. Is there a way to change this? Or should I change defalt mail handler? When I send page links from Chrome or my g-mail account it always sends the page as a link.
My problem is since updating to 8.1, whenever I fire up IE11 on desktop mode a Windows Installer box shows in the middle of the screen saying "preparing to install" and the box continually flashes and the webpage will not load. Why this happens! IE works fine in metro mode and I cannot find any logs in Event Viewer with regards to this problem.
Windows Updates (the one recommended to run Automatically) installed IE11 which brakes many websites, which created quite frustrating situation and highlights why Windows 8 is a complete failure, as is 8.1.
The only way that IE11 can be uninstalled is via the Turn Windows Feature On or Off, as it does not appear in the Uninstall Programs list. When I did that iexplore.exe got deleted, having same issue trying to downgrade from IE10 to 9, so essentially I have no IE now.
Trying to install IE10 manually gives a "IE10 is already installed message", but of course it can't be launched without iexplore.exe, and the only option I'm left with is to turn IE11 back On. I have read that IE is now part of the Windows 8 OS.
When I try to run the videos at this site, the black window for the video opens, but no video appears to run. Using MS Defender for AV, and have tried disabling pop up blocker, with no change. I can run the videos with my Win7 laptop which also uses IE11 and Defender. The difference between the two setups seems to be Windows 8.1. What I could change for settings to get the video to run.
IE opens, but doesn't function properly, won't display web pages and the settings are all greyed out. running 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit. Ran SFC/Scan, but got the error that it found corrupt files but couldn't repair them. Then I couldn't find the file cbs.log to see. I also turned off IE11 rebooted and turned it on then rebooted with the same result. I did have a virus (which I can't remember the name). that is gone but now this.
Here is screen shot, it is small. It is just a "white screen"
I need a shortcut that would lead to "Computer". The problem is however, I don't seem to figure out where and what "Computer" actually is. Is it a folder? Is it an executable? Where is it? I also would like my shortcut to be pointing at "Computer" properties when "Properties" is clicked, similar to "Computer" shortcut that can be placed on the "Start" menu. This is something a regular shortcut just won't do? You might have a question of your own by now: Why would you need a shortcut if you can get one for your "Start" menu? Well, I need it to be on the taskbar instead, and this is something that has to be done manually. Is there a way to accomplish this?
I have a recovery partition and use it quite often if I encounter any problems which are very few.
I use CuteFTP to upload to a server but like all the programs, when I do a recovery the software is lost as well and I have to do a reinstall of them including CuteFTP.
There is only a certain amount of times that the program can be activated, (obviously to stop it being installed on multiple pc's), which is where my problems lay.
I want to install the program on a second internal hard drive or on an external hard drive so it doesn't get removed when I do a system recovery. What I don't know is how do I link to CuteFTP after the recovery has completed.
So to sum up, how to link to a program previously installed on other than the C: drive ?