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Post Posted October 4th, 2004, 1:23 am

There is a problem on the page.
If people are using Norton Internet Security and have enabled the program that filters out banner ads from web sites, the download button on doesn't show. This makes it practically impossible to download Firefox.
I am using Norton Internet Security 2004.

Can anybody confirm this?

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Post Posted October 4th, 2004, 1:52 am

Norton ad filtering is crap. It breaks the internet bank site too.

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Post Posted October 4th, 2004, 1:59 am

On the contrary I find NIS ad filtering to be excellent, you just need to turn it off for certain sites when it can ID something incorrectly as an advertisement.

You need to go into the sites settings in NIS and disable ads for that site because it thinks the download banner is an ad, if you have the NIS toolbar enabled in IE while on the site you should be able to select "allow ads on this site" from a drop down box.

Otherwise you have to go into the main interface from their to privacy & control (I think, I have 2005 not 2004 but I was using it for a while) and their should be an advanced settings button and in their search for in the site list and click on the site content tabs and override the default settings and enable ads for that site.

And finally you can always just click the "turn off" ad filtering button in the main interface and download Firefox and turn it back on if you wish.

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Post Posted October 4th, 2004, 4:25 am

Here's an idea though. WE know the button should be there, but what about Joe IE User who just came to download Firefox, and now doesn't see any way to do so. I don't have NIS so I can't test this, but from what it sounds like, the download button simply doesn't appear? Is there some sort of box or notification that NIS has blocked it?

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Post Posted October 4th, 2004, 4:28 am

Perhaps the webdesigner of should prevent using any common "ad-strings", then it will not be blocked...

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