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Can't play video on CBS & NBC

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I've missed several of my fav shows because of local news media coverage. The videos I'm trying to see are The Amazing Race on CBS and Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. The Amazing Race says that I've got ad blocking software blocking the videos. The NBC site lets me see some of the shorter summary videos but not the whole episode... it comes on and then just sits there doing nothing.

My OS is Windows XP, IE8
I've got Comodo as Firewall
Avast as Virus Protection
SpywareGuard & SpywareBlaster
Free versions of MBAM & SuperAntispyware.

I've tried disabling SpywareGuard, SpywareBlaster, and Avast then trying the videos but it didn't work.

It's pretty frustrating to not be able to use the internet because of some security program I have to try and be safe. I want to be safe but I want to be able to use the internet too. Don't know what else to try... any ideas?

Forgot to mention that I have DSL through telephone company.

Edited by jen147, 03 May 2010 - 01:18 PM.

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Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

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While I don't know if the other guys will work, I know mine does. What happens is Spybot (or whatever anti-spyware you are using) compiles a list of known threats and tells your computer not to allow these things to run. SO you can clear this cache, and you should be ok as long as you do not watch porn or do anything risky before you run your spyware again, which I would recommend doing after you watch your video anyways.
What you have to do-
-> RUN
-> C:
-> system32
-> drivers
-> etc (thats the actual name of the file
-> then open "hosts" the first one on that page, using notepad. Select everything on the page (ctrl + a) and delete it all, making sure to exit and save it to the same place. Simply refresh the CBS page or what ever and the video should start. MAKE SURE TO RUN YOUR ANTI-SPYWARE BEFORE YOU SURF ANY IFFY SITES. Good luck and happy hacking.
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