It is being reported that Sitemeter, which monitors site activity, is casuing errors in IE 5,6,&7 according to sources. When a IE user visits a site using Sitemerter they may receive the following error message:

Over at the IE forum they have posted a fix:

Here is the fix for users of IE 6 and 7 who are getting the “operation aborted” message.

Follow These Steps Exactly:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the menu Tools -> Internet Options.
  3. Click on the tab Security.
  4. Click on the icon Restricted Sites.
  5. Click on the button Sites.
  6. Under Add this website to the zone:
    Type the text ‘ * ’ (with asterisk and dot & without the quotes).
  7. Click the Add button. Click Close. Click OK.

All sites will work again without error messages coming up.

Another option is to use a different browser. 🙂

Comments welcome.