As mentioned above, those images were picked up by AntiBanner 'Heuristics
' which work according to some specific algorithm trying to "guess
" what is an ad and what is not... that why it is called "Heuristics
Unfortunately we cannot comment exactly why those images were picked, this is something that only the developers could comment on.
Blocking ads may be good because.. Banner Ads can:
1) Distract user, resulting in loss of productivity (bigger picture)
2) Eat bandwidth (especially slower connection types)
3) *May* advertise fake products (could lead to a financial fraud or install malware) etc
However, as already mentioned by Don and myself.. AntiBanner is an additional (non-essential_ component in KIS that blocks ads).
These are some of the ads blocked by AntiBanner Heuristics:
/25/2009 12:58:49 PM http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/314x314/config314_xps1330_blk.jpg Internet Explorer Denied Heuristic analysis
2/25/2009 12:58:49 PM http://images.gamefly.com/images/games/p/129430p.jpg Internet Explorer Denied Heuristic analysis
2/25/2009 12:58:49 PM http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll200/96-368-007-01.jpg Internet Explorer Denied Heuristic analysis
2/25/2009 12:58:49 PM http://snpi.dell.com/sna/images/products/mlrg/CN_I630504.JPG Internet Explorer Denied Heuristic analysis
So, its not easy to whitelist links like these (4 A4 pages long), so the best option is to disable AntiBanner Heuristics...
Beleive me.. you are not losing any security.
Infact its better to 'ditch' IE7 if you wanted more security.
...and if someone really insisted on using IE7 with Heuristics and visited that site then he/she could 'search' and individually whitelist each image
May be you are confusing Heuristics of AntiMalware components with the Heuristics of AntiBanner, they are not even remotely related! So you really dont need to worry about this
And BTW, I dont know why you dont see those images, but even with AntiBanner ON (plus Heuristics).. I still see those images.