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Ok, this is a very strange problem that I've been pondering for a while.

First of all, it's not my computer that I'm dealing with. I do some tech-support in my free time at a church, and their secretary has a problem with her computer.

When she visits any website that has embedded images, java, flash or anything... the web browser simply does not load it... like it doesn't even exist. However, it will show images if you go to the URL of the image itself.

She is using IE. My initial response was "try Firefox" but it did not help at all. I also checked her settings in both IE and Firefox and set them all to default. This helped none. So it's definitely not a problem with the web browser.

I know she is using Norton Internet Security, but I could not find any settings to block or allow scripts, java, ads or anything (like the settings you would find in ZoneAlarm)... all of the settings seemed very basic and I couldn't find the advanced settings (if any).

However, I'm still guessing that it's something blocking the content.
    
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It seems unlikely it is happening cross-browser, if it is, you are either:
a) using IE tab
b) Have a problem with Java/Flash etc...
But even with b) images would show.
I honestly can't say why that would happen. Have you tried uninstalling the browsers and all applets, doing a complete virus scan and spyware scan (I'd put on AVG instead of Norton, might get some bonus speed) and then reinstall Firefox and see if it works.
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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
It seems unlikely it is happening cross-browser, if it is, you are either:
a) using IE tab
b) Have a problem with Java/Flash etc...
But even with b) images would show.
I honestly can't say why that would happen. Have you tried uninstalling the browsers and all applets, doing a complete virus scan and spyware scan (I'd put on AVG instead of Norton, might get some bonus speed) and then reinstall Firefox and see if it works.
I probably should have completely disabled Norton to see if that did anything... I'll just have to look more into it the next time that I'm out there.
    
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Norton blocking referrer sending and the website checks for referrers?

Did you try this on OCN?
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Norton blocking referrer sending and the website checks for referrers?

Did you try this on OCN?
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When she visits any website that has embedded images, java, flash or anything...
Emphasis added. I took that to mean that this was across the board.
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