to your Hosts file/Ad blocking list or
Block Shockwave Flash.
To disable scripted Flash audio/animations in IE disable "Run ActiveX
controls and plug-ins" on the Security zone tab of Internet Options.
(Internet zone default is "enable").
The penny has dropped for the online advertisers that we have ears too.
Expect more sites to be serving up audio-spam (known from now on as
"spaudio" - I claim the naming rights)
Prediction - Next they will be inserting subliminal visual and audio queues
in your youtube videos and streaming media.
Someone will come up with counter-measures soon...( a job for Steve or Eric)
Complain to the web sites that host this kind of advertising
"Beemer Biker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have unchecked IE7's Tools-InternetOptions -Advance- "Play Sounds in web
> pages" but I still get crap being played
> on ebay: http://tinyurl.com/cd3jb5 (sales pitch for memory) and on other
> sites as well, not just ebay.
> I do not want any audio played unless I click on a button to play
> something. Surely, there must be some setting for this other than turning
> the speakers off.