Unable to view advertisements in any browser

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

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.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    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
    --
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    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.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    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.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    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.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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.
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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.
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    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?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    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.
    > >>
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    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
    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.
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "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.
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