.. is a pain. I know I have my security set to high in IE but every time that ad is as the top of a page, the rest of the page doesn't load. It's OK when it's at the side of the page. I've no problems with any other ads. I'm not going to alter my security for one ad. I just refresh until I get a different ad. But what's causing it? pain in the posterior.
WhiteTruckMan - thanks for the in-depth info. I have been a heavy user of computers for over 14 years and do a lot of research which means you visit a lot of sites you're not sure of. I have also been aware for almost all that time of the dangers of malware. It is only in the last few years that software became available to protect us from malware. Previous to that the only way to protect yourself was to customise your security settings in your browser which let's face it, have been appallingly low. That is how I have been able to keep my computers clean over all this time. And quite frankly, I still think IE 7's settings are too lax if you're visiting the unknown. You might like to read click here If I have problems with trusted sites, I stick them in my trusted zone. I'd rather surf with messages asking me permission to run scripts and ActiveX controls than spend ages getting rid of malware.
Now, I'd rather watch a Polker room than a Poker room. I fail to see the attraction of gambling. If you've got so much money you can afford to throw some of it away, then why not give it to charity, then it can do some real good.
Drive through any major town or city (with your children) and count the number of posters you'll see advertising gambling.
There's nothing 'tainted' about the revenue from gambling ads - it's perfectly legal to gamble in this country, millions of people do it every day. Horse-racing is advertised as the 'sport of kings' and amost everyone has had a flutter at some point in their lives. I doubt that a single child's life will be blighted because of a poker room ad on a computer web forum.