Problems with Google

  Barrie_G 11:02 04 Oct 2003

Hi I'm running an xp computer, yesterday evening and this morning I am having problems in getting onto the Google search engine, I can use the google search function on the BTOpenworld homepage but cannot get onto to do a search has anyone else had any problems or have any suggestions to cure this.

  bvw in bristol 11:15 04 Oct 2003
  Barrie_G 11:44 04 Oct 2003

Thanks for the link but...

Downloaded and ran the removal tool, "Qhost not found on your computer" anyone else got any other suggestions?

  VoG II 11:47 04 Oct 2003

Have a search for a file called HOSTS (no file extension). If you find it, open it in notepad and see if there's a line that refers to Google. If there is, rename the file to HOSTS.OLD and try again.

  MAJ 11:55 04 Oct 2003

Or just delete the line that refers to Google in the Hosts file.

  Barrie_G 11:58 04 Oct 2003

Thanks VoG, thats cleared it, is it ok just to delete the now called hosts.old? its in C:\WINDOWS\Help.

  VoG II 12:00 04 Oct 2003

You don't need a HOSTS file - here's what it does click here

When I had a similar problem I just deleted mine.

Credit is due to jazzypop for this.

  AubreyS 15:05 05 Oct 2003

I've just had a look at HOSTS on my PC and just a little way down it say's... Adservers and other cra**y sites:
This doesn't look right to me, Should I delete all whats in this file, delete HOSTS or leave it alone?

  VoG II 15:10 05 Oct 2003

Rename it to HOSTS.OLD and see what happens.

  AubreyS 15:14 05 Oct 2003

Thanks VoG. I'll let you know what, or if anything happens. (I saw the registration VOG 11 the other day.

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