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Q: Navigating while in Yahoo ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Navigating while in Yahoo
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: case1212-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 01 Nov 2002 13:00 PST
Expires: 01 Dec 2002 13:00 PST
Question ID: 95770
When in Yahoo, I try and Navigate around and when I click on certain
items, such as "Politics" in the new section, I find the following
address on the address line and a message saying the page cannot be
displayed.  This is the address I am getting:*

As you will note, it says  I assume the rd means
redirect.  When I go to the *http:// and delete the astric and
everything to the left and then hit enter, the page I am looking for
comes up.  How do I solve this problem?  I have spoken with Dell with
no resolution.

I am using Windows XP Professional.

This normally only happens in Yahoo.  I open with IE 6 on a T1 line.

Bill Case
Subject: Re: Navigating while in Yahoo
Answered By: alexander-ga on 01 Nov 2002 13:20 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
It appears that there are a number of software applications
(kazaa-lite, some ad blocking software, and possibly others) that
alter your hosts file to cause to resolve to a different
(non-Yahoo) address. To solve the problem, edit your hosts file (in
/windows/system32/drivers/etc/) and remove or comment out (place an #
as the first character of the line) any lines which make reference to

If this doesn't solve your problem, please post a request for
clarification and I will do further research.

search terms: ie6 redirect off (don't ask me, lucky hit)

Request for Answer Clarification by case1212-ga on 01 Nov 2002 14:36 PST
I tried to go into WIn 32 Drivers, etc.  I found a number of and put "#" in front of them and it still does not solve
my problem.  Any other suggestions.  Thanks.

Clarification of Answer by alexander-ga on 01 Nov 2002 19:21 PST
By your rating, looks like you got it. Glad to be of service. :)
case1212-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $25.00
100 %.  The man is a genius.  I had missed some instances where yahoo
was showing up and once I got rid of all of them, I can navigate
freely.  Thanks som much. I have messed with this thing for six weeks
and have had some folks with real computer know-how stumped.

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