I can no longer play games on worldwinner.com. I recently deleted all cookies and temp internet files to get rid of a dangerous tracking cookie. Therefore, I need to install the Active X controls for the games again.
The webpage keeps telling me a yellow bar should appear asking me to install active x control; however, the yellow bar does not appear.
Prior to the onset of this problem, I had issues with only one of the games (Cubis). As long as I opened a new browser window and played Cubis as the first game I played, I would experience no graphics problems. However, if I play a consecutive game of cubis, or play cubis after playing any other different game, I experienced the window resizing itself to show only a portion of the game screen. In the areas off screen, I could still play by aiming the curser and guessing where the cube would go or what the cube would hit. The workaround was to open a new browser window and login to the site prior to playing Cubis each time.
Recently, after allowing my son to use my computer, I acquired the dangerous tracking cookie and other internet speed issues, etc. After removing the offensive cookie, the speed and perfomance issues remained a problem. Assuming the graphics and other problems were due to IE8, I reinstalled IE8 and went back into the gaming site, experiencing the same window resizing problem; however, this time it happens with Zuma as well. Now it was happening on the first game after opening browser as well as all consecutive games. I tried using the compatibility mode with no improvement.
I uninstalled and went back to IE7, cleared all temp internet files and cookies. I went to the gaming site and the yellow bar appeared. I think I may have clicked on the “X” in the right hand corner of the yellow bar. I am not sure what I did, but the bar disappeared and will not come back. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, alternating between IE7 and 8. I am currently at IE8, unable to play games due to lack of the yellow bar necessary to install Active X controls.
Windows firewall is ON
pop up blocker disabled
The ActiveX settings under Tools -> Internet Options -> Security tab -> Custom level -> ActiveX controls and plug-ins are shown below:
Allow previously unused ActiveX controls to run without promopt - disable
Allow scriptlets - disable
Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls - Enable
Binary and script behaviors - Enable
Display video and animation on a webpage that does not use external media player - disable
Download signed ActiveX controls - prompt
Download unsigned ActriveX controls - disable
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting -disable
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins - Enable
Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting - enable
Also Ran the System File Checker
Do you know why I am experiencing the graphics problems and how do I get the yellow bar to appear?