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PostSubject: Blocking unwanted ads on web sites..a 'how -to' guide   Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:45 pm

Ads are now appearing on this and many other sites ..(if you do a lot of surfing you may see many other sites also with ads on them... )

There is an application called the Hosts file that can be used on a computer to effectively block unwanted ads

To enable you to visit our forum without the intrusive ads you may wish to read about the Hosts application ;please see below the detail of where to find it and how to apply it to your computer.As the application is installed in different ways on different Windows versions we require you to please read this

Disclaimer from the

>>Forum Rules section <<

before you attempt to install this 'application'on your computer ......

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Whilst we will never knowingly allow misleading or inaccurate information to be posted on this forum , there may be some false information now and then leading to undesired results. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through this website is done at your own discretion, and that you take all risks and are solely responsible for any damage that may occur to your computer system or loss of data. No information on this website carries any kind of warranty or guarantee.

Please note: not all programs are compatible with all operating systems and versions ;therefore as the computer user, you decide which programs you will or will not run and this forum , the Staff and Admin will NOT be held responsible for any unspecified/undesired results, either directly or indirectly.

You read & follow the information from the articles and guides at your own risk.

Assuming you know your computer is clean and free from infection have you noticed intrusive and unwanted ads on any web pages you visit ?

Would you like to view those pages ads -free?

If so,you may wish to look at the
>>Hosts file<<


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What it does ...
The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local (your) machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, providing the entry exists.

Please note>>this application is installed on different OS'S in different ways so you need to scroll down the information page
to locate the instructions relevent for YOUR windows version

Please also note>> that this IS a program that does 'update' at approximately monthly intervals and it is your responsibility to check on the Hosts address (given above and by a Google search FOR Hosts ) at regular intervals to get the most up to date 'installation' and apply it to the computer

(If you have problems please feel free to post your request for help in
>>Computer Help Section<<)
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking unwanted ads on web sites..a 'how -to' guide   Tue May 18, 2010 4:46 pm

Aid Memoire; this program needs manually updating every month or so ; please ensure you check the Hosts site for the latest version available
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking unwanted ads on web sites..a 'how -to' guide   Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:43 am

Updates are available at regular intervals but a heads-up on one for you today bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking unwanted ads on web sites..a 'how -to' guide   Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:50 am

If you have the Hosts File please check for regular Monthly Updates..
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PostSubject: Re: Blocking unwanted ads on web sites..a 'how -to' guide   Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:49 am

Updated March 30 2011

>>Hosts<<

Ensure you choose the correct installation method for your Windows version study

I do not currently see on this any Instructions if you are running a Mac comuter so do be careful !!
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