YIELDMANAGER.COM downloading

  bluemoon69 10:09 27 Jan 2008
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PLEASE IGNORE MY EARLIER THREAD POSTING WITH NEARLY THE SAME TITLE, AS I MISS SPELT IT, thanks.

When i am on cdertain sites and always on Facebook.
I will have WEB SECURITY GUARD WARNING pop up saying that YIELDMANAGER.COM is downloading code segments. It gives you 3 options, cant remember all of them as i always press BLOCK.
So does anyone know why this is hapening.
Have never even herd of yieldmanager.com let alone been to site, well not with my knowledge anyhow.
Any help please.
Many thanx.

  birdface 10:28 27 Jan 2008

Yes better with only the one thread,If you would tick the square and press resolved on one of them that would help.

  bluemoon69 19:22 27 Jan 2008

Have just been checking my mail (hotmail)
and another has just poped up saying:
Live.com is downloading segments from MEDIAPLEX.COM
This is now very annoying.
Any ideas out there, i need a little help please.
Many thanks.
b69

  VoG II 19:27 27 Jan 2008

They are basically adverts. You could try turning off the alerts in your firewall to prevent the pop-up messages or use a HOSTS file to block the sites click here

  bluemoon69 16:12 29 Jan 2008

Hi VoG
i have done what it says on the link you gave me, but im a tad stuck, says the following:

Note: this will overwrite (delete) the existing file, so if you have any custom entries in the file I would suggest copying these prior to updating the file. Then open the HOSTS file and paste your custom entries. Alternately you can use the below method that does create a backup of your HOSTS file.

But when i go to open the hosts file it comes up with a list of programs asking me which do i want to open it with. So am abit stuck on which to use.
Any help please.

  VoG II 16:18 29 Jan 2008

7-zip should open it click here

  bluemoon69 16:24 29 Jan 2008

Sorry VoG,
Not sure if you herd me correct.
Have opened the host zip already and done everything it said on the site, but when i come to just open the hosts file to add my own custom entries, i can not, it just come up with a list of programes.
Also when or if i can open, how do i put my own list of dodgy sites to it.
Many thanks.

  VoG II 16:29 29 Jan 2008

Right click it > Open With > choose Notepad.

  bluemoon69 16:35 29 Jan 2008

Ok thanks VoG,
Got it open and sorry to be a pain but im not all that technical :)

Now where do i put my custom entries, please.

Hope you dont mind me wasting your time, but dont want to do something stupid.
Many, many thanks mate.

  bluemoon69 16:37 29 Jan 2008

For instance if i want to put yieldmanager in, do i just put the address yieldmanager.com and thats it.
Ohh then i have to save obviously :)

  VoG II 16:43 29 Jan 2008

The file should look something like this

# This work is licensed under the Creative Commons #
# Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. #
# click here #
127.0.0.1 localhost
#start of lines added by WinHelp2002
# [Misc A - Z]

You can add your entries anywhere below

127.0.0.1 localhost

you can use # to start a comment e.g.

#Start of lines added by bluemoon69
127.0.0.1 click here
#Don't actually add Microsoft!!
#End of lines added by bluemoon69

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