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    Help to remove MS SilverLight popup (IE7)

    This started a couple of days ago and I cannot see any way to disable it. Every time I start IE7 and start browsing, my browser freezes for about 5 seconds, fades out the current page and pops up an AD about MS SilverLight. The AD contains a button to download and an X to close. I do not want to download, so I click on the X. I cannot see any way to cancel or inform that I do not have interest in downloading.

    Has anyone come across this before? Do you know haw to stop the popup? I cannot recall doing anything to ask for SilverLight so I do not know where it comes from.

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    Re: Help to remove MS SilverLight popup (IE7)

    I decided to download and install the thing; I haven't noticed it being used anywhere since.

    Silverlight is a browser plugin from Microsoft for multimedia (video, animation).

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    Re: Help to remove MS SilverLight popup (IE7)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>...is "install the thing" your advice.

    I guess I could do that as it is only 1MB, but really...they should give the choice. What if some unfortunate bloke only has 1.1MB left on his harddrive!!
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    Re: Help to remove MS SilverLight popup (IE7)

    It was slightly tongue-in-cheek, but I really don't know why it keeps asking you. I clicked No the first time Silverlight was offered, and wasn't bothered after that. I decided a bit later to try it anyway and searched for it.

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    Re: Help to remove MS SilverLight popup (IE7)

    If someone only has 1.1MB left on a disk they'll have more problems than worrying about Silverlight. Microsoft Silverlight: Light Up the Web is the MS competitor for Adobe's Flash. MS is deploying it more & more on their site. So, I'd just install it and not worry about it.

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    Re: Help to remove MS SilverLight popup (IE7)

    Thanks Hans and Joe. I fortunately still have quite a few gigs on my hard drive, so I'll install it.
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