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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 08-25-2004 10:30

I look at (Please don't ask me what it is, I'm tired of explaining.)
Anyway, I see that page with the top image missing (even from the source) and some added Javascript.

I know it's just me because I had my bro check it and it pulled up fine and I even validated ( it with the source showing and it looked fine. But this is what I see that's changed:

Line 13:

<div id="topBan"><h1>SEARCH IT! Gaia Items Database</h1><a href="/items/index.php"></a></div>

Line 22-44 (inserted):

<script language="JavaScript">

function SymError()
return true;

window.onerror = SymError;

var SymRealWinOpen =;

function SymWinOpen(url, name, attributes)
return (new Object());
} = SymWinOpen;


Line 388-413 (inserted):

<script language="JavaScript">
var SymRealOnLoad;
var SymRealOnUnload;

function SymOnUnload()
{ = SymWinOpen;
if(SymRealOnUnload != null)

function SymOnLoad()
if(SymRealOnLoad != null)
SymRealOnLoad(); = SymRealWinOpen;
SymRealOnUnload = window.onunload;
window.onunload = SymOnUnload;

SymRealOnLoad = window.onload;
window.onload = SymOnLoad;


It does it both in Mozilla and IE. It seemed to start when I upgraded Norton, so I disabled the auto protect and it still was doing it. I have no idea what the hell is going on!

Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

Insane since: Aug 2004

posted posted 08-25-2004 10:51

You have Norton Internet Security installed. It's got a popup blocker as part of the package... and it inserts code into every web page that passes through. Remove the product and get something that doesn't install silent bugware into your environment I guess.


Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-25-2004 10:57

This looks like the work of a popup blocker.

The banner image is 468x60 pixels, the exact size of a typical web page advertisement, and it was silently removed.

The first javascript segment is code that changes the function so that the web page is unable to launch any popup windows.

The second javascript segment works with the first segment to make it so that the function *does* work before the page loads and after the page unloads (I'm not sure why this would be necessary).

So do you have any programs configured to block popups or web ads? Perhaps Norton has an option for this?

[edit: heh, according to Jeffy that's what's happening. I suggest you increase your banner image dimensions by one pixel in width so that other people with similar popup blockers won't miss it.]


(Edited by Slime on 08-25-2004 11:06)

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 08-25-2004 11:17

Slime, you are good!
I looked at the Nortons logs and this is what I see:

Content Blocked:

Date Time: 8/25/2004 4:09:46 AM
User: Zavaboy
Action: Blocked
Type: Ad
Data: IMG src="top_banner.png" (Reason: width=468 height=60)

Now how do I stop Norton from doing this?
[Edit: Nevermind, I found out how.]

(Edited by zavaboy on 08-25-2004 11:39)

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: f(x)
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 08-25-2004 11:40

Thanks guys!

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 08-25-2004 17:49
Now how do I stop Norton from doing this?

Uninstall. Get AV protection that doesn't suck.


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Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: St Louis ,Mo.
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 08-25-2004 18:35

Open NIS
Click staus and Settings tab
Diable or enable ad or popup blocking there

White Hawk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 08-25-2004 18:46

How does that suck? Okay - it's a bother for him, but I haven't seen an advert or unwanted popup since I installed Norton Internet Security, and I wouldn't change it now. If I want to se3e something that is blocked, I just deliberately allow it through, thereby keeping the content I want while remaining ad-free.

I don't think that function sucks at all.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 08-25-2004 19:53

for all my pop-up blocking needs, I use firefox.. hasn't let me down yet. I've never had anything but trouble with NAV

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