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    blocking ad ware

    Anyone hear of alltagcloud.info?

    It is causing a problem that seems to show up on certain forums.

    After moving to a new page, you have to hit the "back" button more than once to return
    to a previous page. Looking at the list of the page "path", you see:

    http://www.altagcloud.info/icons/index

    and sometimes also

    http://.googleads.g.doubleclick.net/page

    in the list.

    They don't show up as web pages when moving through them. But you have to keep
    hitting the "back" button to get past them. Placing the addresses in the site blocker
    doesn't help.

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    No problem here. Do you have Ad Block Plus installed? If not you should get it and see if that doesn't fix things.
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    I am building a new computer soon, so I'll have some more up to date stuff.
    Even with IE 6.0, I can eliminate the problem by using a high security setting.
    But you lose some functionality at some sites.

    I am asking more for many others that are seeing the same problem with IE 7 and 8,
    and no one seems to know how to get rid of the extra adresses in the page path.
    Higher security settings work but again, cause loss of some functions.

    I'll try some things like Ad Block Plus. But it's strange though, because the forums
    that are affected can't find anything that could be loading this stuff in.

    It's something that just started recently too, I think.

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    Yeah, it happens in higher versions of IE too.
    You can mitigate it to a large degree by going to Tools->Internet Options->Security->Restricted Sites zone->Sites
    and adding
    http://*.doubleclick.net
    https://*.doubleclick.net
    to the list

    Doesn't block ads, but the back button works where it previously didn't on the one page I tested it on (YOUNG MC lyrics: 33 song lyrics)

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    Thanks. It didn't help on my computer, but it obviously can help.

    I will pass the information along in case it can help the others.

    It's strange. Most are not having the problem, but a few are (like me).

    Does it matter how the sites are specified in the site blocker? Do all versions of
    IE recognize wild cards, '*' ?

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    The only other thing I can think of, if that hasn't worked, is editing the hosts file, and changing bad domain names to the local address. See Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    The only other thing I can think of, if that hasn't worked, is editing the hosts file, and changing bad domain names to the local address. See Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
    If it is a page between links and not parallel connections, wouldn't that method result in 404 when those links are clicked ?
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    No, you would get a domain error. The host files block any attempts to connect to those servers, hence you can't get a 404 which is a sever response.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    No, you would get a domain error. The host files block any attempts to connect to those servers, hence you can't get a 404 which is a sever response.
    Why?
    I knew that it just says that the specified domain is essentially localhost.
    So, attempting to find.. say .. ad_454444.php on your computer would result in a file not found .
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    True, you would most likely get a 404, if your local computer is running a web server, which most aren't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    True, you would most likely get a 404, if your local computer is running a web server, which most aren't.
    Even if it isn't, some kind of error would be shown (In Firefox: Can't establish connection) . And the original purpose, proceeding to the destination page, would have failed.
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    That is what I meant by domain error. The browser cannot establish a connection to the domain.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megafiddle View Post
    I am building a new computer soon, so I'll have some more up to date stuff.
    Even with IE 6.0,
    You just haven't had the chance to upgrade sometime in the past four years or what? IE 6 is one of the most notoriously defective pieces of software of all time. If you insist on using it, why bother to complain about anything?

    IE6 No More - Home
    Video > What's Wrong with Internet Explorer 6?

    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    This version [6] of Internet Explorer is widely criticized for its security issues and lack of support for modern web standards, making frequent appearances in "worst tech products of all time" lists, with some publications labeling it as the "least secure software on the planet." Because a substantial percentage of the web audience still uses the outdated browser, campaigns have been established to encourage users to upgrade to newer versions of Internet Explorer or switch to different browsers. Some websites have dropped support for IE6 entirely, most notable of which is Google dropping support in some of its services.
    Ie, don't expect them or anyone else to care anymore about the endless list of problems produced by IE6's poor standards compliance. It's probably the worst thing that ever happened to the WWW. So now you know, please do not insist on using it.

    At least upgrade to 8 or 9, then start looking for solutions.
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    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
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    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    You just haven't had the chance to upgrade sometime in the past four years or what? IE 6 is one of the most notoriously defective pieces of software of all time. If you insist on using it, why bother to complain about anything?
    I'm not complaining. As I have IE 6 set up, it does 99 % of everything I need to do, and it does it fast.

    As I already stated, others are having problems with IE 8 also. It's not just an IE 6 problem.

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    They seem to have fixed the problem although they are not saying what they did to fix it.

    So thanks, and no need for anyone to look further for solutions.

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