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unwanted adds

  hubdean 16:00 15 Sep 2007

i keep getting lot of unwanted adds
what can i do to stop them

  Clapton is God 16:06 15 Sep 2007

"i keep getting lot of unwanted adds" (sic)

On which websites?

What sort of ads?

Do you have a pop-up blocker enabled?

  hubdean 16:09 15 Sep 2007

adds for easy car casino ect

  hubdean 16:10 15 Sep 2007

downloaded the programs will try them
let you know if they do trick

  woodchip 17:00 15 Sep 2007

This is what you need to stop them, like green underline in PCA that triggers adds click here

  Graham. 17:41 15 Sep 2007

I think I may be already using that Hosts file. I don't get any green underlines, and any ads appear as 'Cannot display page'. Is there a way to check?

  Graham. 17:54 15 Sep 2007

I have a hosts file of 638KB, and a HOSTS.MVP of 1KB.

  Graham. 17:59 15 Sep 2007

The first one tells me it is from MVPS, the second is a sample. So I already have it.

Do I need to do anything, or is it on autopilot?

  woodchip 18:43 15 Sep 2007

Check you browser to see if popups are blocked. I use Netscape 7.2 and when I use that and Hosts file I get none

  Graham. 19:10 15 Sep 2007

No pop-ups here, but I am minded to check the laptop tomorrow.

  Graham. 19:24 15 Sep 2007

Looking at the HOSTS file in plain text on the MVPS site, there are different entries in the file to mine. If I download the latest version, will it 'instal' over the top?

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