I found this information which I applied to my Win XP pro Computer. It seems to work well. Localhost file Ad blocking http://www.tssaddicts.com/tips/pc/htmlfiles/7.html Kill Ads - Not Popups, just ads, with NO external software! This trick utilizes something cool in Windows and, yes, Even LINUX! Ok, first lets say this can block ANY web site! ANY web site! This is a very simple trick, and is rated for Intermediate users. 1) Browse to your "HOSTS" file. This file has no extension. In Windows Me this is in c:\windows\ In Windows 2000/XP this is in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ If Not, try searching for HOSTS. 2) Open this in NOTEPAD. Right click and select OPEN WITH. 3) In there you see a comment, and an ip address with the word localhost next to it. Those of you versed in linux know this trick very well. Its not really a trick, actually. It's been known in linux for awhile now. How do you use it? 4) Add a line like this: 127.0.0.1 www.website.com This will block www.website.com from being accessed. :) Now, we provided a host file for you. Rename it to just HOSTS and put it in the directory where the HOSTS file is. Hosts File http://www.tssaddicts.com/tips/HOSTS.txt ~~~ Mike ~ It is a good day if I learned something new. Editor MikesWhatsNews see a sample on my web page http://www3.telus.net/mikebike <mikeswhatsnews-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?Subject=subscribe> See my Anti-Virus pages ~ http://virusinfo.hackfix.org *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** On 14/06/2002 at 6:34 PM Kit C wrote: Look in Tools menu- Folder Options - View and see if you can solve it from there? I also hate hate the slowness of a search. I believe it goes to the net and that causes the slowness. I have been experimenting with turning off "Find-Fast" in the Properties - Advanced and may look further. It is kind of like saying you can hike up the mountain faster if you carry more baggage and call home every minute or two. I also set my firewall to disallow many of the internet-related things that everyone (it seems) adds to my software. It takes some experimentation. For example, if I have explorer set to forbid certain cookies, it takes extra time to tell them to go away. But if I allow them, it keeps talking to all of them so I'd rather use my RAM to Just Say No. I also hate the "Help" feature which now goes to the net -- but still does not answer my questons. On my soapbox - they also have cookies in several locations and so setting it to delete them may not get rid of them all. Sorry, short on time... Kit - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.