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    Titanium Member Tinker's Avatar
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    Unhappy Host file could cause problems..

    Actually, the Hosts file is one of my pet peeves--- several badly-done
    "internet accelerator" tools and ad- and pop-up blockers actively misuse
    it. As George found--- despite his heroic troubleshooting efforts---
    misuse of the Hosts file can be *extremely* difficult to track down.

    I strongly recommend NOT using the Hosts file for any internet-related
    purposes; and to avoid using any tools that make use of the Hosts file.
    They almost always end up causing more trouble than they solve.

    How strongly do I recommend this? Well, we've even called it the "Evil
    Hosts File" in the past. <g> Lots more info:

    Link to infromation.. Read item #5 on the list..........


    Source: Lanagalist.com

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    interesting article. Will keep that one in the memory banks.

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    My Name is.... TZ Veteran Stripe's Avatar
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    Good find Tinker....Will have to remember this one.

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