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Old 09-03-2006, 10:54 AM
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Craig.

I have No popup blocker.

I have installed a host file as Gary recommended on both machines. I am using Firefox but I have also just checked IE and that is also not showing these Ads.

I don’t think you should be seeing this. I think you need Gary

There is a popup blocker available for Firefox (note 4)
http://www.flourish.org/adremove/

But it seems that there is something on your PC that is causing this.

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Old 09-03-2006, 10:56 AM
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Just to add to your confusion here I dont see anything at all like the screen shots etc & no reference to google. I do have a pop up blocker on, the count isnt going up but i think it only notifies me every hour had a look at the log though and this was there

pagead2googlesyndication.com/pagead/ads

at the time i logged on here

help this helps at all

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:16 AM
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I have a pop up blocker and its on high...to stop them...but i still have this google one on Retouch....Its also has Swedish ads too...I also have a firewall that is on..My connection is broadband...
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:26 AM
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Yep i got it Couldnt have noticed at first as i just scrolled down the screen not looking at the side panel sorry if i did cause confusion

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:43 AM
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I put them there, no malware to worry about. It's an experiment and may or may not be permanent.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Doug.

So why don’t I see them? Is my Host file blocking them?

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for letting us know Doug....Before we all went into TOTAL PANIC MODE!!!!!!

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:58 AM
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thanks, doug. i thought that might be the case. if it helps pay the bills, then it's a welcome addition. google ads are about the least obnoxious of all ads and often helpful, being that they are context driven. boy, photoshop for free! i think i'll click on that one (actually, i've clicked on those before ).

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Old 09-03-2006, 12:00 PM
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ken, what is this 'host' file you're talking about?

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:08 PM
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Hi Craig

Unfortunately the thread where Gary talked about the Host file was deleted
Maybe Gary would be good enough to repost it. However I did keep some notes.

Please read this. It explains all about how it blocks unwanted sites and Ads (including Google)

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

You can also download a host file from that link.
Make sure you read the ‘Editors Note’ about this slowing down your machine.


Gary also mentioned another program called Hoster. Available here
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Hoster_d4626.html


This program makes is easier to manage the Host file. It will append new files to the Host file and can lock it as read only so that the Host file cannot be altered.

I now have 82917 blocked sites is my host file. It works great and I am very grateful to Gary for telling us about this.

Hope this helps

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