Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

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Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby Steevo » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:00 am

Well, this is a new one.

I have been using adblockplus on firefox for some time.
I tried to install adblockplus for IE.
I went to adblockplus.org

It properly detects my browser,
I am forwarded to
https://adblockplus.org/en/internet-explorer

It says
"Install for internet explorer"

The site says done with errors on the lower left.
Take a look at the errors. Mozilla 4.0/
That seems a little suspicious. The user agent is wrong? How can that be?

The errors are

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0E; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152)
Timestamp: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:44:40 UTC


Message: Script error
Line: 0
Char: 0
Code: 0
URI: https://s.ytimg.com/yts/jsbin/html5player-vflyum6nf.js


Message: Unspecified error.
Line: 49
Char: 5
Code: 0
URI: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ ... heme=light

The green box that says "Install for internet explorer"

Has the link
https://downloads.adblockplus.org/adblockplusie-1.1.exe

which when clicked says

Internet explorer cannot display the web page

More information

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

•Internet connectivity has been lost.
•The website is temporarily unavailable.
•The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
•The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
•There might be a typing error in the address.
•If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

I tried right clicking the green box and saving target as,
I get a message
Cannot download, the connection to the server has been lost.

So odd.

So on the same computer I pasted the link into firefox and I was able to download. I installed for IE and that works.

I looked and the default hosts file is the only one, so that's not the problem.
It's empty.

I turned off Microsoft security essentials, same error message when I click the green box.
I have no tricky connection blocking, and I was able to dl and install it for IE using firefox.

So I just dunno. I am calling weird on this one. I have noticed no other connection related problems with IE.
Steevo
 

Re: Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby Steevo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:51 pm

I worked around the problem by downloading with firefox, but this still occurs.
Steevo
 

Re: Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby Steevo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:00 pm

I still get the same error when using IE, trying to download adblockplus.
Steevo
 

Re: Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby mapx » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:10 pm

did you check this ? ==> If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.
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Re: Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby Steevo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:18 pm

SSL was but TLS was not checked.
I checked it and the download seemed to work.

Hmm. Odd.
Steevo
 

Re: Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby john009 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:44 pm

hey i faced the same problem but i resolved the problem with the help of this link
http://www.microsoftsupportchat.com/blo ... e-webpage/
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Re: Adblockplus for IE 8 unable to download

Postby lewisje » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:16 pm

IDK why the more secure versions of the protocol aren't enabled by default; then again this is the same company that decides to "hide extensions of known file types" by default :roll:
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