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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by squeaky, Sep 24, 2005.

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  1. squeaky

    squeaky Thread Starter

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    when i go to yahoo the yahoo logo doesn't show up i just get a red x it is only happening on the main yahoo page all other pages have it anyone got any ideas?

    please note that i have cleared my cache several times thinking it was mabye a corrupt file in there but that never worked.

    thanks
     
  2. Lostnhell

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    Good call on clearing the cache, if that did not fix the problem then it is likely that the image that you were looking for is temporarily unavailable on the Yahoo server.
     
  3. squeaky

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    okay thanks........is anyone else having this problem?
     
  4. squeaky

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    it's still happening with me does anyone else have this problem? and if not ,any ideas about what todo to fix it?
     
  5. mike5532g

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    Are you using Firefox with the Adblock extension installed? If yes, right click where the logo should be and uncheck block images from us.ai.yimg.com.

    If you are using IE, try checking your Hosts File.
     
  6. squeaky

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    Thankyou so much thats it fixed now. the host file that i deleted it from was in windows/system32/drivers/etc, i opened it with notepad and manually deleted that entry. one weird thing though? at the top of the page it said that it was a sample of the hosts file and yet i found the offending entry and it worked, why does it say it's a sample and did i go to the right file? i would have thoughts so since it worked but it is strange.

    i use webroot spysweeper and for some reason it had added the yahoo logo into the hosts file, do you think i should keep it in the hosts file or is it safe to remove it. I would have thought that yahoo would be trust worthy.

    one other thing i also have microsoft antispyware and every couple of days it asks me if i want to allow zrap.zdnet.com.com into the 127.0.0.1 ip and i say yes but why does it keep asking me?
    is it possible that i have some kind of spyware that deletes that address from there and then spysweeper trys to put it back on?

    sorry about the length of this post i have other things i want to say concerning some spyware reg keys that were found on my system but i won't go into detail unless you ask thanks squeaky
     
  7. mike5532g

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    I think all hosts files say it is a sample, at first, whether you are using it or not, but don't quote me.

    I think MS Antispyware keeps asking you is because it's still in beta, not perfected. I got tired of seeing all the notifications popping up all the time, so I turned off real time protection.

    Spyware can make changes in the hosts file, so you have to be vigilant.
     
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