Unable to view advertisements in any browser



GK
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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
--

Lawrence A. Wong
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.

GK
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.

GK
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.

matchstich
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.
>

GK
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.
>>

sf
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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?

matchstich
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.
> >>
>

Rainy
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
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.


Unable to view advertisements in any browser