VERY Weird Internet problems-might be an ad blocking thing????

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mazspeed@redshi, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Ok here goes... I have been having problems with my browsers.. all of them. Netscape, Explorer, Opera. I might go on yahoo, and go to the "Classifieds" section and I get this notice on the browser window.

    The page cannot be found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Please try the following:

    If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    Open the rd.yahoo.com home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
    Click the Back button to try another link.
    HTTP 404 - File not found
    Internet Information Services


    Ok but if I do a "View Source" it reads all of this..

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">
    <html dir=ltr>

    <head>
    <style>
    a:link {font:8pt/11pt verdana; color:FF0000}
    a:visited {font:8pt/11pt verdana; color:#4e4e4e}
    </style>

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">

    <title>The page cannot be found</title>

    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" Content="text-html; charset=Windows-1252">
    </head>

    <script>
    function Homepage(){
    <!--
    // in real bits, urls get returned to our script like this:
    // res://shdocvw.dll/http_404.htm#http://www.DocURL.com/bar.htm

    //For testing use DocURL = "res://shdocvw.dll/http_404.htm#https://www.microsoft.com/bar.htm"
    DocURL = document.URL;

    //this is where the http or https will be, as found by searching for :// but skipping the res://
    protocolIndex=DocURL.indexOf("://",4);

    //this finds the ending slash for the domain server
    serverIndex=DocURL.indexOf("/",protocolIndex + 3);

    //for the href, we need a valid URL to the domain. We search for the # symbol to find the begining
    //of the true URL, and add 1 to skip it - this is the BeginURL value. We use serverIndex as the end marker.
    //urlresult=DocURL.substring(protocolIndex - 4,serverIndex);
    BeginURL=DocURL.indexOf("#",1) + 1;

    urlresult=DocURL.substring(BeginURL,serverIndex);

    //for display, we need to skip after http://, and go to the next slash
    displayresult=DocURL.substring(protocolIndex + 3 ,serverIndex);

    document.write('<A HREF="' + urlresult + '">' + displayresult + "</a>");
    }
    //-->
    </script>

    <body bgcolor="FFFFFF">

    <table width="410" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="5">

    <tr>
    <td align="left" valign="middle" width="360">
    <h1 style="COLOR:000000; FONT: 13pt/15pt verdana"><!--Problem-->The page cannot be found</h1>
    </td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td width="400" colspan="2">
    <font style="COLOR:000000; FONT: 8pt/11pt verdana">The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.</font></td>
    </tr>

    <tr>
    <td width="400" colspan="2">
    <font style="COLOR:000000; FONT: 8pt/11pt verdana">

    <hr color="#C0C0C0" noshade>

    <p>Please try the following:</p>

    <ul>
    <li>If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.<br>
    </li>

    <li>Open the

    <script>
    <!--
    if (!((window.navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") > 0) && (window.navigator.appVersion.charAt(0) == "2")))
    {
    Homepage();
    }
    //-->
    </script>

    home page, and then look for links to the information you want.</li>

    <li>Click the <a href="javascript:history.back(1)">Back</a> button to try another link.</li>
    </ul>

    <h2 style="font:8pt/11pt verdana; color:000000">HTTP 404 - File not found<br>
    Internet Information Services<BR></h2>

    <hr color="#C0C0C0" noshade>

    <p>Technical Information (for support personnel)</p>

    <ul>
    <li>More information:<br>
    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/ContentRedirect.asp?prd=iis&sbp=&pver=5.0&pid=&ID=404&cat=web&os=&over=&hrd=&Opt1=&Opt2=&Opt3=" target="_blank">Microsoft Support</a>
    </li>
    </ul>

    </font></td>
    </tr>

    </table>
    </body>
    </html>

    It does this on half of yahoo, and on some other sites.. What happened? I did use some TweakXP software, and did the add blocker, but I cannot remember if I used any others, and if I did I got rid of them. I reinstalled TweakXP and tried to fix it but to no avil.. If anyone knows how to fix this, Id be GREAT APPRECIATED..

    Thanks in Advance all
    Cheers
    Mike
     
  2. jeepbr5419

    jeepbr5419 Guest

    I am having the same problem. I did not use tweak. Also having a problem with my Yahoo email account where the random number at the end of the URL keeps regenerating and when I stop it, it still does not let me check my emails. What's the deal?
     
  3. jw50

    jw50 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I think that yahoo was having problems yesterday with that server. Seems like they are still having problems with it today.
     
  4. This has been going on with my computer for the past 2 months.. it was something I downloaded..

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  5. I think what it is, is some sort od ad blocking that I did, and I got rid of whatever software that I had, and it keeped that part going.. I just have to fild the file, and where it's in and get rid of the block.. At least that's what I think.. I'm not sure, there are much better computer guys then me on here :) If anyone knows my delima, please help.. It's driving me mad..

    Thanks
    Cheers
    Mike
     
  6. I'm also getting this password sign that comes up everytime "Connecting to ads.x10.com" What is that, and how do I get rid of that too?

    Sorry about all the questions everyone..

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Have you cleaned your registry? And got rid of cookies?
     
  8. Would cookies do it?, and if I'm in the reg, what would I look for?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  9. cookies didn't work :-(

    Cheers
    Mike
     
  10. If I'm on Yahho.com and I hit the classifides link, this is what the link itself says. "http://rd.yahoo.com/O=1/home/trough/class/*http://classifieds.yahoo.com". Maybe someone can desipher it..
    And many other pages like it do the same thing..

    Mike
     
  11. jeepbr5419

    jeepbr5419 Guest

    I had a similiar problem with Yahoo. Turns out there was a pre-installed piece of software called Freedom that was messing things up. I believe some sort of firewall or monitor or filter. I removed Freedom and everything is working fine now.
     
  12. NewGuy

    NewGuy Guest

    You can edit your host file and remove all the yahoo stuff in there. Just edit it with notepad. Then do edit, find, type in yahoo then click find. Erase what it finds. Keep clicking find next erasing each one till it says cannot find yahoo. Save the file afterwards. You'll find around 25-30 references to yahoo in most host files, rd.yahoo.com being one of them. In case you don't know the host file is under c:\windows\system32\drivers\ect

    Also make sure you erase the whole line, not just the word yahoo.

    127.0.0.1 rd.yahoo.com

    You would erase that whole line.
     
  13. Oh my god... It worked... I did exactly what you said to do.... I don't know how to thank you, but if you need anything software or whatnot.. let me know... Thanks a million.. maz@redshift.com

    Cheers
    Mike