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Problem with HOSTS file and

by Alphalutra1 / June 2, 2005 7:02 AM PDT

On the cnet home page, whenever I search, the hosts file blocks my search. when I delete the entry then I get a lot of ads on the cnet website. Also, I cannot perform a forums search because my HOSTS file blocks it. If I delete the entry, then I get ads. By the way I have eDexter and hpguru's host file.
What can I do to solve this problem?

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Alpha, In HOSTS File, Delete...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 7:20 AM PDT

this entry only:

Removing that particular entry only should allow you to run the search but still eliminate most advertisements.

Hope this helps.


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Also you may have to...
by Edward ODaniel / June 2, 2005 7:48 AM PDT

delete or comment out which is what the search on the CNet index page uses for searching "All CNET" or "The Web".

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(NT) (NT) What is comment out?
by Alphalutra1 / June 2, 2005 11:40 PM PDT
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Comment Out On A HOSTS File
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 3, 2005 3:34 AM PDT

If you place a # sign, , in front of the line you don't want displayed, it will cause that line to be ignored...(I usually also add a single space after the # sign just to make it more apparent.) Example:


Hope this helps.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks!
by Alphalutra1 / June 4, 2005 11:07 PM PDT
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