Windows XP Home
I just received an e-mail from my financial institution. I know it is safe and
secure to open links from them so, that is not a problem.
When I tried to open a link within the message my default browser,
Firefox 0.8 tried to open it and on the top of a blank page was:
"This site/picture is blocked by the HOSTS file!"
The reason I am posting in FileSharingTalk is because just recently I had
amended my ETC>host file by adding some items that Lite supplied me to
block ads I was still getting in my K-Lite v2.6. I deleted a host.off
file that was in my SYSTEM 32>ETC, added Lite's entries, ads were gone,
and everything was fine.
I'm a little uneasy when it comes to messing with Registry, SYSTEM 32,
Host files and such.
I don't like messing with my system anymore than I have to due to lack
So, how can I safely open the link?
I have a couple of small Programs....Hostess 3.0 and also Host Toggle which I've used in the past.
They allow me to toggle the host file off and on.
Am I going to mess things up with KL for example if I toggle OFF
my host file in order to view this link and then toggle it back on?