Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:30 PM
Hi well this is my first time here, so thought I might be able to help, hope this is in the right section.
The problem I am refering to will happen in I.E. and Firefox, I am unsure about other browers as I dont run them, but I am sure this might happen.
Do you get small box like ads in the bottom right of your browser window on random pages you visit? (note with a little black X just above the ad)?
When you click the X just above the ad does it leave text saying "Recommended For You"?
If this sounds like you, please buy this at £200 pounds, sorry just joking, read below.
1) Look at your Host file
(As standard) C/Windows7/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc (Should be the same for XP and Vista)
2) Open it, using NotePad (Read step 5), I know arse about face, lol)
3) Should look like this -
# Copyright © 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
Note - Scroll down on Notepad further, maybe 200 lines and you should see this
If you do, then these are the little devils causing the problem.
4) You have to delete all the lines above (188.8.131.52 www.google-analytics.com.etc) and the spaces till you get back to ::1 localhost but do not delete that line. On XP/Vista that line might not exist so delete to 127.0.0.1 localhost
5) To Edit the host file and remove these - Click Start – Right-click on NotePad select “Run as Administrator“. This should launch notepad with elevated privileges. Now, open the host file from the File menu, and delete as i said above, use the windows X and then press save.
You should be set and ready to surf without those ads popping up