[24hoursupport] Re: Ron/Win XP

  • From: "Mike" <mikebike@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 19:11:18 -0700

I found this information which I applied to my Win XP pro
It seems to work well.

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This trick utilizes something cool in Windows and, yes, Even
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: 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

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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

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
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

For example, if I have explorer set to forbid certain cookies, it
extra time to tell them to go away.  But if I allow them, it keeps
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
it to delete them may not get rid of them all.

Sorry, short on time...



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