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GLiO

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I'm trying to block this one website, and I tried using the hosts file method, which should work, but it didn't. Is there any other way I can block this site without using any extra software?
 
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I will post an example of my Hosts file, which contains 1803 entries of ad sites, porn sites, PITA sites, etc that I never want to see.

make sure every entry is in the same pattern as the ones I have below.


127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 aakro.nl
127.0.0.1 f.abz.com
127.0.0.1 w.abz.com
127.0.0.1 acegroup.net
127.0.0.1 ad-up.com
127.0.0.1 adatom.com
127.0.0.1 home.adbest.com
127.0.0.1 adbest.com
127.0.0.1 adserv.adbonus.com

If the site has multiple possibilities, then add them as well.

For example:

127.0.0.1 classic.adlink.de
127.0.0.1 regio.adlink.de
127.0.0.1 west.adlink.de


Good luck


BTW, what is the site, and I can check on it for you. Pm it if you don't wish to post it.
 

GLiO

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the website is www.neopets.com (don't ask)
I also use the hosts file and have thousands of entries. But I was under the impression that it could block websites too. Here is what I added to block the site.

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 www.neopets.com
 
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well, I used 2 spaces between the 127.0.0.1 and the www.neopets.com so mine looked like
127.0.0.1 www.neopets.com
in the hosts file, then I went to http://www.neopets.com/ and got only a 404 error, so it worked for me. If it did not do so for you, then maybe you still have their site in your cache, and once you clean that out, you will not see it again.

To clear your Temporary Internet Files out, open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, and on the General tab, click the Delete Files button in the Temporary Internet Files section. Then Click OK.
 

GLiO

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Ok, I tried that. But the page still loads, it just takes a lot longer to load, but everything shows up.
 
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you're positive you have no additional characters in that line, either before, or after it?

and you saved the host file after adding that site to it?

Saved it to the Windows directory?


If that is the case, I have no idea why it's not working
 

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Is it a popup you keep getting?

In that case it may well be something that made its way into your Startup programs, and we'd need to have a look at those.

If that's what's happening, please do this:

Go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php#det , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please show us its contents.
 

GLiO

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No it's not a popup. I want to block the website. Besides I already have Spybot Search&Destroy. This is the exact entry in the hosts file.

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 www.neopets.com

And I have it saved in the correct WinXP location (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc)

[update] ok now it works. i think i left out the www.
 
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