1. Likely you are using 'Internet Explorer' as your browser. Let's say it
has a problem. Try downloading another browser such as 'Firefox' by
'Mozilla'. You can Google these names to find out more about them before
deciding to download the browser. After you get it running, go to the
toolbar, and click on 'Tools' then 'Options' then set Firefox up to delete
everything (temp files, cookies, etc) after you close the browser (shut it
off). Do you see 'little red boxes' when you use it? Of course, deleting the
cookies will mean all of your passwords, etc will be deleted after each use,
and if you find this inconvient, you can change it so that the cookies are
saved (which is why IE doesn't offer this option).
2. Do you scan you system with a spyware scanner? There are several free
spyware scanners out there and if you Google 'spyware scanner' you will get
but I can reccomend AdAware by Lavasoft and SuperAntiSpyware
(although it can be anoying) and Spybot. Pick one and try it.
3. Please find the answer to this question - why doesn't Microsoft build a
spyware scanner into IE (or Mozilla into Firefox) so that it can tell the
difference between cookies that you want to save, and cookies that interfere
with your system (ie, spyware)? In the Windows 95 operating system, you had
a seperate folder for cookies that you wanted to keep and you could easily
clean the other one (in fact I bought a "Cleaner" my MS to do just that, if
"Ed Ahern" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Everything under multimedia is checked, nothing is cleared
> "Peter Foldes" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> First go to IE\Properties\Advanced and scroll down to Multimedia and make
>> sure you have a checkmark to show pictures and placeholders. Post back if
>> already checked
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>> "Ed Ahern" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> windows basics, windows online help, etc. It's like the graphics are
>>> being blocked (?)
>>> <.> wrote in message news:%23pK2SnsJKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>> What do you mean by "boxes with red x"? What does it say in the
>>>> "Ed Ahern" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>>> I've been running Vista for about a year. At various times I will open
>>>>> something and it seems that there are "boxes" with red x's and a
>>>>> description. I imagine it is a security thing. Is there someway to
>>>>> shut it off or am I better off leaving it alone. As an example, if I
>>>>> hit the start button and then "help and support" I will get these x's.