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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 4:32:05 AM

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I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It doesn't
matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may not want to
view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.

Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?

Thank you.
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 4:32:06 AM

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GK wrote:
> I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
> unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It
> doesn't matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may
> not want to view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>
> Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?

Did you immunize your system against spyware using IESpyAd, Spybot Search
and Destroy, SpywareBlaster or some hosts file?

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 4:32:07 AM

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if you use Norton Internet Security, That will also block banners and other
ads from appearing.

--
Lawrence Wong
Troubleshooting Specialist, IT Department
All-Connect Logistical Services Inc.
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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 5:34:47 AM

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Shenan Stanley wrote:
> GK wrote:
>
>>I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
>>unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It
>>doesn't matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may
>>not want to view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>>
>>Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
>
>
> Did you immunize your system against spyware using IESpyAd, Spybot Search
> and Destroy, SpywareBlaster or some hosts file?
>

I have Spybot Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster. I'll see if they
are the problem. It may be Spy Sweeper.
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 5:36:31 AM

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GK wrote:
> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>
>> GK wrote:
>>
>>> I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
>>> unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It
>>> doesn't matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may
>>> not want to view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>>>
>>> Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
>>
>>
>>
>> Did you immunize your system against spyware using IESpyAd, Spybot
>> Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster or some hosts file?
>>
>
> I have Spybot Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster. I'll see if they
> are the problem. It may be Spy Sweeper.

It was Spy Sweeper. I must have set that some time ago without
realizing what it did.
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 2:28:06 PM

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what did you do with spy sweeper to cause that?
"GK" wrote:

> GK wrote:
> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >
> >> GK wrote:
> >>
> >>> I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
> >>> unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It
> >>> doesn't matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may
> >>> not want to view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
> >>>
> >>> Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Did you immunize your system against spyware using IESpyAd, Spybot
> >> Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster or some hosts file?
> >>
> >
> > I have Spybot Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster. I'll see if they
> > are the problem. It may be Spy Sweeper.
>
> It was Spy Sweeper. I must have set that some time ago without
> realizing what it did.
>
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 10:14:46 PM

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Under Shields > Common Ad Sites Shield was enabled.

matchstich wrote:
> what did you do with spy sweeper to cause that?
> "GK" wrote:
>
>
>>GK wrote:
>>
>>>Shenan Stanley wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>GK wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
>>>>>unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It
>>>>>doesn't matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may
>>>>>not want to view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>>>>>
>>>>>Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Did you immunize your system against spyware using IESpyAd, Spybot
>>>>Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster or some hosts file?
>>>>
>>>
>>>I have Spybot Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster. I'll see if they
>>>are the problem. It may be Spy Sweeper.
>>
>>It was Spy Sweeper. I must have set that some time ago without
>>realizing what it did.
>>
June 13, 2005 11:35:31 PM

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On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 00:32:05 GMT, GK wrote:

> I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
> unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It doesn't
> matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may not want to
> view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>
> Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
>
Did you install a Hosts File?
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 3:28:02 AM

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thanks
"GK" wrote:

> Under Shields > Common Ad Sites Shield was enabled.
>
> matchstich wrote:
> > what did you do with spy sweeper to cause that?
> > "GK" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>GK wrote:
> >>
> >>>Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>GK wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
> >>>>>unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It
> >>>>>doesn't matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may
> >>>>>not want to view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Did you immunize your system against spyware using IESpyAd, Spybot
> >>>>Search and Destroy, SpywareBlaster or some hosts file?
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>I have Spybot Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster. I'll see if they
> >>>are the problem. It may be Spy Sweeper.
> >>
> >>It was Spy Sweeper. I must have set that some time ago without
> >>realizing what it did.
> >>
>
June 14, 2005 5:16:27 PM

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If I were you I would use a popup blocker and make sure my settings in my
browser would eliminate the advertising.. then if you want the ads.. simply
put your email address on the net in various places.. and you will have
plenty of spam in your inbox. Most people hate this.. but to each his
own... :)  Rainy
"GK" <frodo@ameriNOSPMtech.net> wrote in message
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>I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
>unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It doesn't
>matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may not want to
>view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>
> Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
>
> Thank you.
Anonymous
June 14, 2005 9:54:20 PM

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"GK" <frodo@ameriNOSPMtech.net> wrote in message
news:9u4re.149$b67.70@newssvr31.news.prodigy.com...
>I changed some settings in XP, and I don't know what I did wrong. I'm
>unable to view advertisements on any website on my home PC. It doesn't
>matter which browser I use: IE or Firefox. While some may not want to
>view advertisements, I'm tired of the empty windows.
>
> Anyone have any idea what I might have changed?
>
> Thank you.

Is your firewall blocking adverts?
Are the various browsers you tried blocking adverts?
if they are pop up windows that would normally have an advert, then I say
turn on the pop-up blocker and get rid of them altogether.
!