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MVPS host file blocks needed videos


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zbd

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After using MVPS host file I cannot watch any videos on a news site. (FOXNEWS).
I have tried contacting the site, but get nothing solved.
Does anyone know how to correct this problem?
Thank you.

http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.htm

Edited by zbd, 09 March 2007 - 10:56 AM.

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you would need to look through your hosts file for something that corresponds to the page where the videos are...your hosts file is in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ you can open that in wordpad and do a search for the site that's being blocked...then just remove that line and save the file
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What browser were you using? Do you have the latest Flash and Java JRE downloaded and installed? Do you have at least WMP9 installed? Is javascript enabled in your browser? Check your firewall to see if it is blocking streaming video.

I can find nothing in the MVPs Host file that should block the video.

Edited by Whiskeyman, 09 March 2007 - 11:20 AM.

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Thanks for the response. I went through the system 32/drivers/etc and looked at the entire list.
I removed all lines related to ad.doubleclick and foxnews but the problem remains. The list has
thousands of lines.

I use Mozilla Firefox browser, XP pro, wmp 10, jre 6.0, flash player 9.0.16, java script enabled.
The firewall is Zone Alarm.

It must be related to the Firefox browser.

Any suggestion?
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I haven't kept up with Firefox since I got rid of it at version 1.02.
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