This is a common feature of the "Hosts" file.
If a web site is listed in the Hosts file, it will be blocked.
A number of us use the Hosts file technique to block just such ads.
For more information, go here.
If you really want that ad to show, open the HOSTS file with NotePad and delete the line that has
that site in it.
You will find the HOSTS file (note it has no 3 letter extension) in
In addition to adding a modified HOSTS file from the web site above, some antispyware programs
modify the HOSTS file to kill tracking cookie sites.
"Herbert Chan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:emgc7%23ZGJHA.4992@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
| Recently, I notice that some sites seem to be blocked without my intending
| to do it.
| I use yahoo mail. There are some advertisements on the page. Since
| recently, sometimes some of the advertisements cannot be shown, and its
| place is taken by the "Cannot show the webpage" error page. Then there is
| the website hk.match.com. I noticed that I cannnot reach it. However, if I
| try using a webproxy such as http://go.pinkyorange.net/nph-proxy.pl
| hk.match.com can be reached. So the website is not down. It is instead
| without my knowing, somewhere in the setting some of the websites, which
| includes hk.match.com, are blocked.
| How can I go about to check what is wrong with my computer? I am using
| Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006 or 2007 (the one with yellow icons
| and edges).
| Hope someone can enlighten me.