if you are using win xp, you may be missing the java files required by some sites. the missing file is "msjavx86" do a search on here for msjavx86, someone else placed a link where you can download it from. you may then update from Microsofts site but they DO NOT any longer provide the main file. hope this helps.
i am running pop-up stopper and win xp pro and i had no problem accessing this site, and i have never been to comets site before. i dont think its a pop-up stopper fault. though my bank site was a problem untill i set pop-up stopper to allow, all the people on here are trying to help but i would try to avoid installing even more software which may cause even more problems. stick with what you know, try disabling pop-up stopper and try again. maybe if shadow came back and responded to some of these ideas we could help more.
It is not, as you infer, a case of "possibly installing software that might cause even more problems."
The problem in my case was due to the fact that, for some reason I was not getting the adverts.
The waits are due to the fact, said my son, that they are tabled sites and a table has to be completed before it's drawn. Therefore the browser was waiting for an image that doesn't arrive.
So, in the words of my son, "Either ISP has summat up, or something is redirecting their server somewhere silly. Put Proxomitron on instead of Popup Stopper."
I had the problem well before I installed PopUp Stopper (even disabling it had no effect) and nothing in the IE configuration had been changed in any way prior to when I began to experience difficulties.
My son's advice - based on many years' experience of dealing with all types of computer related problems - sorted it out immediately.
He is responsible for support involving nearly 3,000 computers where he works..:-)