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Don't know if we are in correct area; if not, please let us know where we
should post the following question.
We opened IE6 and happned to click on bottom of screen, just above status
line and a box opened titled: "Maname Add-ons" (Add-ons are programs that
extend the capabilities of your Web browser. Some add-ons can interfere with
the operation of your browser. You can disable, or enable, or update add-ons.
Disabling an add-on might prevent some Web pages from working.)
We never saw this before and noticed that there were several programs
listed. Majority of them were from Symantec and we did not disable them
because we are using Norton Security. However two listed were "Real.com" and
"Windows Messenger." We disabled these two because we do not use either of
them.
Was that OK? Also, can anyone explain what this "Add-on" is all about?
Thanks for any definitive information.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Could these give an insite to what happened ?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/addon/default.mspx


    "AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4495FF8B-CC43-457F-8D0A-8B74F8F15C1D@microsoft.com...
    > Don't know if we are in correct area; if not, please let us know where we
    > should post the following question.
    > We opened IE6 and happned to click on bottom of screen, just above status
    > line and a box opened titled: "Maname Add-ons" (Add-ons are programs that
    > extend the capabilities of your Web browser. Some add-ons can interfere
    > with
    > the operation of your browser. You can disable, or enable, or update
    > add-ons.
    > Disabling an add-on might prevent some Web pages from working.)
    > We never saw this before and noticed that there were several programs
    > listed. Majority of them were from Symantec and we did not disable them
    > because we are using Norton Security. However two listed were "Real.com"
    > and
    > "Windows Messenger." We disabled these two because we do not use either
    > of
    > them.
    > Was that OK? Also, can anyone explain what this "Add-on" is all about?
    > Thanks for any definitive information.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    No, those two do not help. They do not appear to relate to this "Add-on"
    question. By the way, wanted to correct above in my message that read:
    "Maname Add-ons" It should read "Manage Add-ons."
    Thanks anyway.

    "Puzzled" wrote:

    > Could these give an insite to what happened ?
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/addon/default.mspx
    >
    >
    >
    > "AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4495FF8B-CC43-457F-8D0A-8B74F8F15C1D@microsoft.com...
    > > Don't know if we are in correct area; if not, please let us know where we
    > > should post the following question.
    > > We opened IE6 and happned to click on bottom of screen, just above status
    > > line and a box opened titled: "Maname Add-ons" (Add-ons are programs that
    > > extend the capabilities of your Web browser. Some add-ons can interfere
    > > with
    > > the operation of your browser. You can disable, or enable, or update
    > > add-ons.
    > > Disabling an add-on might prevent some Web pages from working.)
    > > We never saw this before and noticed that there were several programs
    > > listed. Majority of them were from Symantec and we did not disable them
    > > because we are using Norton Security. However two listed were "Real.com"
    > > and
    > > "Windows Messenger." We disabled these two because we do not use either
    > > of
    > > them.
    > > Was that OK? Also, can anyone explain what this "Add-on" is all about?
    > > Thanks for any definitive information.
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Alice,

    Maybe this will help:

    Windows XP Service Pack 2: What's New for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/ieoeoverview.mspx

    Scroll down to "Control Add-ons Using Add-on Manager"

    --

    Anando
    Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    http://www.mvps.org


    Folder customizations
    http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku

    Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect


    "AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:507EF48D-2D21-4268-B4F2-4BC1475BD356@microsoft.com...
    > No, those two do not help. They do not appear to relate to this "Add-on"
    > question. By the way, wanted to correct above in my message that read:
    > "Maname Add-ons" It should read "Manage Add-ons."
    > Thanks anyway.
    >
    > "Puzzled" wrote:
    >
    >> Could these give an insite to what happened ?
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/addon/default.mspx
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4495FF8B-CC43-457F-8D0A-8B74F8F15C1D@microsoft.com...
    >> > Don't know if we are in correct area; if not, please let us know where we
    >> > should post the following question.
    >> > We opened IE6 and happned to click on bottom of screen, just above status
    >> > line and a box opened titled: "Maname Add-ons" (Add-ons are programs that
    >> > extend the capabilities of your Web browser. Some add-ons can interfere
    >> > with
    >> > the operation of your browser. You can disable, or enable, or update
    >> > add-ons.
    >> > Disabling an add-on might prevent some Web pages from working.)
    >> > We never saw this before and noticed that there were several programs
    >> > listed. Majority of them were from Symantec and we did not disable them
    >> > because we are using Norton Security. However two listed were "Real.com"
    >> > and
    >> > "Windows Messenger." We disabled these two because we do not use either
    >> > of
    >> > them.
    >> > Was that OK? Also, can anyone explain what this "Add-on" is all about?
    >> > Thanks for any definitive information.
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Thank you. That is what I was looking for, even though I do not completely
    understand it.

    "Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:

    > Alice,
    >
    > Maybe this will help:
    >
    > Windows XP Service Pack 2: What's New for Internet Explorer and Outlook Express
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/ieoeoverview.mspx
    >
    > Scroll down to "Control Add-ons Using Add-on Manager"
    >
    > --
    >
    > Anando
    > Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
    > http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
    > http://www.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > Folder customizations
    > http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
    >
    > Protect your PC!
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    >
    > "AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:507EF48D-2D21-4268-B4F2-4BC1475BD356@microsoft.com...
    > > No, those two do not help. They do not appear to relate to this "Add-on"
    > > question. By the way, wanted to correct above in my message that read:
    > > "Maname Add-ons" It should read "Manage Add-ons."
    > > Thanks anyway.
    > >
    > > "Puzzled" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Could these give an insite to what happened ?
    > >>
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/addon/default.mspx
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "AliceZ" <AliceZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:4495FF8B-CC43-457F-8D0A-8B74F8F15C1D@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Don't know if we are in correct area; if not, please let us know where we
    > >> > should post the following question.
    > >> > We opened IE6 and happned to click on bottom of screen, just above status
    > >> > line and a box opened titled: "Maname Add-ons" (Add-ons are programs that
    > >> > extend the capabilities of your Web browser. Some add-ons can interfere
    > >> > with
    > >> > the operation of your browser. You can disable, or enable, or update
    > >> > add-ons.
    > >> > Disabling an add-on might prevent some Web pages from working.)
    > >> > We never saw this before and noticed that there were several programs
    > >> > listed. Majority of them were from Symantec and we did not disable them
    > >> > because we are using Norton Security. However two listed were "Real.com"
    > >> > and
    > >> > "Windows Messenger." We disabled these two because we do not use either
    > >> > of
    > >> > them.
    > >> > Was that OK? Also, can anyone explain what this "Add-on" is all about?
    > >> > Thanks for any definitive information.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
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