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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Sabz5150, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    I hate em, I know you gotta hate 'em. If you wanna nix them from ever bothering you again, here's how.

    Add these four domains into your router's block list

    ads.aol.com
    ads.web.aol.com
    ar.atwola.com
    VTOT.proxy.aol.com

    If you don't have a router, then under Windows, edit the file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and add this to the file

    ads.aol.com 127.0.0.1
    ads.web.aol.com 127.0.0.1
    ar.atwola.com 127.0.0.1
    VTOT.proxy.aol.com 127.0.0.1

    Linux users can add that to their hosts file.

    Sorry if this is a repost, but those goddamn things have bothered me one too many times.
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    good info :thumbsup:
     
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ive never had them... ive always had the newest version of aim as well. :shrug:
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Ah, editing the HOSTS file. That's also a good way to troubleshoot your system when you're not able to get to certain sites- check your HOSTS file. Kazaa Lite really screwed mine up by directing a bunch of sites to localhost.

    :(

    As for ads with AIM- that's why I don't use AIM. Use better third party software... like Trillian.

    :) :) :)
     
  6. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Won't touch XP with a 20 foot pole... won't install software that probably will put even MORE shit on my box.

    Hard way? Yes. Effective? You betcha.
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    xp is the best windows platform to date, end of story. if you thnk otherwise, your wrong.
     
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    Jdubspeeds Senior Member

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    Buy deadaim. Its way better and NO ads ever :)
     
  9. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I use Trillian, and I too also don't and prolly won't ever use XP. XP is pretty and nice, but I'm willing to bet that 15% of that OS is dedicated simply to being a watchdog. "Protecting me from myself" and my horrendously evil tendencies to break copywrite laws.

    The shell is only WinME with Window Blinds. Yay.

    -> Steve
     
  10. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    not even close.

    winme? lmao. please.

    its close to nt3.5 than it is to ME.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :lmao:

    :puke: WinME

    XP is the best Windows OS by a long shot. Just firewall yourself to hell and you'll be fine.

    :)
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    i'm happy with 2k, xp has no advantage over it :)
     
  13. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    WinXP calls home to often.

    I'm gonna stick to 2000 for a while.
     
  14. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I'm so firewalled, I couldn't even use my webcam the other day :) It is annoying sometimes as it is always asking if such and such a pogram can access the net, but after the last four bullshit virus' I've had, it is a small price to pay.

    Sygate and AVG yO
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    thats why i have a nice little prog called winXP anti spy that i run everytime i set up XP
    it goes through and gets rid of or turns off all the shit XP uses to keep an eye on you :)
    takes less than 3 seconds to use :)
     
  16. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    ET? :lol:

    there have been many improvements over 2k. Mostly, ease of use, and functionality- but it also comes with newer versions of medai player, a remote desktop system, better organized control panel and admin tools, and a bunch of other stuff.

    more so, 2k's life cycle will be over in about a year and change.
     
  17. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I was unaware of the XP anti spy tool.

    but untill it's easy as pie to install WinXP on multiple computers
    without having to buy a liscence for all of them and still eb able to update via,
    windowsupdate, then I'll stick with 2000

    and other than the XP fisher price look, I've only found a few extra's that I like.

    like the task manager has a tab for network performance and the details avliable when you look at the network connection on the task bar, it'll show the ip address.
    other than that I haven't found anything else of much usefullness.
    maybe if someone gave me a demo of some of the new things they like about it then maybe I'd switch.

    as far as a better media player isn't it the same one I can download called windows media player 9 or some crap
     
  18. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :lmao:

    i hate that shit .... its the first thing i get rid of.... fuckin happy buttons GRRRRRR
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    preluderjs Senior Member

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    AIM+... free, no ads, saves every single conversation for later access, can make windows transparent, i can run as many screen names as i want simultaneously (useful for when friends are over). Good shit :thumbsup:
     
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