Please keep the discussion about this issue in the other thread you posted to. Have you tried all the suggestions in that other thread yet?. For those interested, here's the link.:
Hope this helps.
I have read many different sites of people complaining of issues related to this pagead2.googlesyndication.com. However, I've yet to find one similar to the problem I'm having. On SOME sites only I get the windows authentication window that pops up: At the top of the window bar it says:
Connect to pagead2.googlesyndication.com
Then the following is underneath:
The server pagead2.googlesyndication.com at device requires a username and password.
Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection).
I end up just hitting the RED X to close it...sometimes it pops back up then I close it again.
I have just about every adware....trojan....virus scanner you can have and have run them all.
I also added the following to the HOSTS file in an effort to block it.
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com #[Google AdWords]
127.0.0.1 www.pagead2.googlesyndication.com #[Google AdWords]
THIS DIDN'T work either. Don't know what else to try at the moment.
I'm running WIN XP and IE 8
Any thoughts to stop this login window would be greatly appreciated!