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Old 10-12-2008
news.microsoft.com
 

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Blocking ads with host file
Since IE7 has a pop-up blocker but nothing for all those annoying ads, I
downloaded a host file and put it in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\ and I
still see the ads.

http://hostsfile.mine.nu/ only says:

So how do install this file ?
Simply unzip & place this "Hosts" file in the relevant directory (logged on
with Root/SU/Administrator privileges in most cases):
Microsoft Windows NT/2K: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\

I still see all the adds using IE7. Windows named it HOST 2 and may not see
it or access it. How do I get it to work and block ads using IE7?

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Old 10-12-2008
Kayman
 

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Re: Blocking ads with host file
On Sat, 11 Oct 2008 23:50:24 -0500, news.microsoft.com wrote:

> Since IE7 has a pop-up blocker but nothing for all those annoying ads, I
> downloaded a host file and put it in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\ and I
> still see the ads.
>
> http://hostsfile.mine.nu/ only says:
>
> So how do install this file ?
> Simply unzip & place this "Hosts" file in the relevant directory (logged on
> with Root/SU/Administrator privileges in most cases):
> Microsoft Windows NT/2K: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\
>
> I still see all the adds using IE7. Windows named it HOST 2 and may not see
> it or access it. How do I get it to work and block ads using IE7?


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Old 10-12-2008
Paul Montgomery
 

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Re: Blocking ads with host file
On Sat, 11 Oct 2008 23:50:24 -0500, "news.microsoft.com"
<anon@anon.net> wrote:

>Since IE7 has a pop-up blocker but nothing for all those annoying ads, I
>downloaded a host file and put it in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\ and I
>still see the ads.


DO NOT MULTI-POST. If you must post to more than one group, do it all
at once putting each group on the same line, separated by commas.
That's called "cross-posting" and the benefit of that is that all
replies are seen in each group.

You have a reply in the other group you posted to.

>
>http://hostsfile.mine.nu/ only says:
>
> So how do install this file ?
>Simply unzip & place this "Hosts" file in the relevant directory (logged on
>with Root/SU/Administrator privileges in most cases):
>Microsoft Windows NT/2K: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC\
>
>I still see all the adds using IE7. Windows named it HOST 2 and may not see
>it or access it. How do I get it to work and block ads using IE7?

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