View Full Version : enable ads?

11-19-2005, 05:57 PM
my computer seems to be blocking all types of ads like instertials and banners. how can I unblock them?

11-19-2005, 08:18 PM
Are you using Norton?

11-19-2005, 08:52 PM
no im not, its wierd

Mike Hunt
11-19-2005, 08:56 PM
reinstall your os

11-19-2005, 09:18 PM
same deal with my other computer

Mike Hunt
11-19-2005, 09:59 PM
soak both of them in water.

Blue Cat Buxton
11-20-2005, 02:03 PM
Have you tried editing / reseting your hosts file?

11-20-2005, 02:53 PM
no its not my website, its generally everty website

11-20-2005, 03:12 PM
What firewall, anti virus, router etc setup do you have? What browser are you using?

11-20-2005, 03:26 PM
when did this happen? If you know when it happened roll back your operating system with Windows System restore.

11-20-2005, 03:32 PM
i have a router, dlink, no firewall. Its always been like this except now I need to see the ads

11-20-2005, 03:34 PM
Have you tried reinstalling Firefox?

11-20-2005, 04:09 PM
Is there an ad blocking firefox extension? Perhaps someone installed it? Have you tried a different browser?

11-20-2005, 06:21 PM
Are the websites themselves blocked?

Can you visit fastclick.com? Can you see fastclick ads?

You did check your hosts file right? Thats the most likely culprit I think.


tracert someadserverthatyoucan'tsee.com

Do the above and paste the full read out here.

11-20-2005, 06:53 PM
no thats the thing I cant see fastclick, casale or interclick ads, sometimes I see tribalfusion, its very annoying. I also bought a new computer, it still doing the same thing

11-20-2005, 07:21 PM
But you can view their websites?

11-20-2005, 08:35 PM
yep I can see their sites, it's very annoying now that I cant see stupid ads

11-20-2005, 11:06 PM
A lot of people'd like to be in your position; it's the reason that things like Firefox's AdBlock extension exist.

11-21-2005, 12:39 PM
Whats your ISP? Don't some block ads?

11-21-2005, 12:46 PM
Ya thats my guess, that its blocking on the ISP level -- which honestly might result in a lawsuit. Its one thing for a user to make a decision on what to view or not, but an ISP, I think an ISP rendering parts of your site unfunctional is crossing the line -- plus that ISP might end up having all of it's customers banned from sites that fight back.

11-21-2005, 01:34 PM
hmm, ill call my friends who have the same net, and check it out

11-21-2005, 02:03 PM
do you connect through a router by chance?

11-21-2005, 02:17 PM
yea, dlink

11-21-2005, 02:30 PM
My D-Link DI-604 doesn't have this issue.

11-21-2005, 02:34 PM
You can setup blocking in most routers though, so they could be blocked at that level. Might want to try connecting directly just to be sure.