Computer Security & Viruses/script error messages


I just began receiving script error messages when visiting trusted websites. How do I stop them from popping up? When prompted: "Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?" Which box should I click- yes or no, or neither?
Why is this happening to my computer-I have the latest security from Norton (Norton 360).
I have Windows 7 and use the internet explorer as my browser.

It's good to hear the popups are being read before they're dispositioned.  I believe the ones bothering you aren't from antivirus; they might be from the Windows script debugger or some related tool.  The cause I've seen most often is, connecting to a server that was developed using a Microsoft tool.  That tool created pages whose code isn't very good so it throws errors.  Internet Explorer (IE) comes in many versions.  

If it were my machine I'd stop using IE.  Chrome, Opera, Firefox are alternatives.  By using one of these browsers you won't see the popups, if the reason you see them is what I've described.  You can also change the IE configuration but would need to check the microsoft website to do that.


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Securing systems since 1982. Tip: Switching from a system that is (statistically) more prevalent to one that is less prevalent will help.

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