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Getting Message of "SNR" on web pages

I use Windows XP and until yesterday had no trouble accessing and playing games on pogo.com. Now, when the program loads, it doesn't completely work and the message SNR is in the bottom left corner just like "DONE" is when it's usually finished.

It will go to the page where it should be loading and showing an ad and it sticks there and won't progress.

What does SNR mean and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks so much!
Mary

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Have you got a satellite connection?

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you haven't told us a thing about your system as requested when posting.
Peter

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Missing parts of web pages - SNR note

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I'm sorry. I wasn't sure what all that meant. I have a Gateway laptop, Mobile Intel Pentium, 4 CPU 3.06GHz, 3.06 GHz 504 MB of RAM, one hard drive, 2 cardreaders, dvd/cd-rom drive, linksys wireless modem and agere systems ac'97 modem. Is that all you need?

When I open a web page that normally has a picture in the middle, the picture doesn't appear, but the rest of the page does.

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Re: SNR

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The only sensible thing SNR stands for on the whole Microsoft web site is Signal to Noice Ratio. But it isn't really mentioned in the context of Internet Explorer. However, it fits - more or less - with a wireless connection, although I wouldn't expect it in the IE status bar. I wonder what Peter's idea behind his question was. Does the message disappear if you put the laptop next to the wireless receiver? That way the signal surely is strong enough.

Missing pictures can have multiple causes, one the more frequent at the moment being the HOSTS file. I don't think it's related to the kind and quality of the wireless connection anyway. Can you give a few examples of such pages and what exactly is wrong with them?

Kees

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Re: SNR

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When I open www.pogo.com, for instance, there's a blank rectangle in the upper portion where I think they usually have some kind of picture. On the bottom left, there isn't any notation. When I click on a game, it looks like it's loading normally. When the page opens, there's a blank rectangle again where they usually have a picture or some kind of ad. At this point, SNR shows up in the left corner where normally it would say "done."

When I open www.schwab.com, all of the screen appears except for the middle where they normally have a picture or an ad. I don't get any notation in the corner.

I have wireless connection, but the signal is excellent according to the icon for the system.

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Re: adblocking

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Suttondm,

Very good examples, those.

Most of www.schwab.com, and pictures of www.pogo.com are located at ad.doubleclick.net or m2.doubleclick.net.
Find out what is blocking those sites, undo it and your problem is solved. But you'll see more ads everywhere, that's the downside.

Likely candidates are hosts (primarily used for adblocking nowadays) or any adblocking program you run.
To find out more about hosts go to the Advanced Search on this forum, and find posts about hosts by author Grif Thomas (a moderator here). I shouldn't delete/rename the whole file, if I were you, just change a few lines in comment by putting a # in front.
I can't help about adblocking programs. You should know yourself what you have installed.

It's definitely not a java or a javascript problem. I could easily reproduce it by just renaming by hosts-file. The emptyness of www.schwab.com with doubleclick block on was amazing!

Hope this helps.


Kees

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PS.

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If you ever learn what SNR means, please let us know.

Just for safety's sake, go into Explorer and search a file named snr.exe somewhere on the hard disk (i.e c: including subfolders). Tell if you find it. It could be spyware, although there's no firm prove for that at the moment.

Kees

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SNR...

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....stands for HERE. Anything else on the status bar ?

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Nothing else on status bar

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Nope, nothing else comes up.

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Jackpot!

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I've been looking around every where and they all have been hinting at problems with Java applets but non came up with a definitive solution - I was just about to go to the Sun web site - good one!
Peter

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Problem Fixed!

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Thanks for all the suggestions. You're great people!

I thought last night about the java connection and thought that maybe I had something blocking it (although it hadn't done it before). I did a google search on "web pages not fully loading" and it referred me to the Norton Internet Security settings. It had instructions on there as to how to change settings if web pages were not fully loading. I did that last night. This evening when I turned the computer back on, all is well.

SNR ref was in the reply one of you gave me which sounds like a similar thing happening.

The subject of the web page within Symantic was "Cannot see all of a Web page when Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall is installed" Their solution: This problem happens when Norton Internet Security or Norton Personal Firewall has been configured to block scripts, ActiveX controls, Java applets, referral information, or advertisements.

When I followed their instructions, my problem got fixed.

Thanks to all who helped!

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Good to read.

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But let me remark that if you choose to set your (Norton) security such that advertisements are blocked, you can't really complain about not seeing advertisements.

The setting seems to be rather hidden, that seems to be the problem. Be sure that you don't reset more security than needed to fix this particular problem.

Kees

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Thanks for the advice

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Thanks. I had not realized I had them set that way. I had been using these sites without problems for years and I didn't recall resetting anything, but apparently I did.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks for posting back and letting us know

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