These damn non-pop ups!!

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Endemix

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On the upside, I never have to see a popup add. I must have some kind of software that not only blocks pop ups but banner ads on webpages. Anways, heres my problem. There is a lot of stuff in yahoo I can't do. Whenever I try and do something that I get the message, unable to connect to rd.yahoo.com I know that it's the popup blocker cause I get the same message when it blocks ads.

Anyways, I had ads gone and uninstalled it, and also I had a tweaking program with the setting to block ads which has now been uninstalled. There isn't anymore software on my computer, which I can, that's doing this.
 

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Check your hosts file, the default for a clean system is nothing but localhost defined.
 
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Go to Start, Find, Files or Folders and search in your local Hard drives for hosts


You may found several, but the one you want to edit is the hosts file with no extension. In the type columns, it will just say file.

Open it up in notepad and see if you have a line that looks like

127.0.0.1 rd.yahoo.com


and if so, just put a # in front of it, so it looks like

#127.0.0.1 rd.yahoo.com

save and close the file. Basically the hosts file allows you to redirect addresses to your LocalHost Ip address. A host file will also be used to redirect elsewhere, if you use a different IP address than the one shown.


Another thing you might want to check is your IE security settings,a nd make sure that the site has not been added to your restricted list.
 
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