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i HATE HATE HATE this...
JonB




msg:947388
 6:14 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

please someone tell me hot to remove this.Everytime i write wrong URL it redicrects me to this (+wrong domains).what bothers me the most is that in 99% if never find anything.pure crap.

how can i make that it will just leave wrong url and display "page cannot be displayed" without this crap?

example what i get when i type some wrong domain:

[auto.search.msn.com...]

this dislays "The page cannot be found" page BUT this "snake" in url so i have to delte and write URL again (as opposed to jsut changing wrong letter)

3 posts before becoming "senior member" and i still dont know the basics :)

thanks

 

defanjos




msg:947389
 6:20 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

I think it has something to do with the "hosts file" - do a search for it and see what you can find.

defanjos




msg:947390
 6:26 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Find your hosts file(usually under Windows folder) and delete the following:

216.41.185.18 auto.search.msn.com
216.41.185.18 search.netscape.com

JonB




msg:947391
 7:33 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

defanjos,thanks for helping but i dont see this in my hosts file - neither of those.:(

since i see it is the same IP - did you mean that i should ADD this to my hosts file?

defanjos




msg:947392
 7:45 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

JonB,

On Windows 95/98/ME the "hosts" file is located in the "c:\windows" directory and on Windows NT/2000 in the "c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc" directory

-it is called "hosts"
-open it up with Notepad
-delete what I entered in my previous message
-Not sure if the IP addresses will be the same, but it should have something like auto.search.msn.com

I believe there could be more than one hosts file, make sure it is the one without an extension.

JonB




msg:947393
 7:49 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

defajnos,thanks again but i dont have problem finding my hosts file.what i cant see is this:

216.41.185.18 auto.search.msn.com
216.41.185.18 search.netscape.com

in my hosts file.nothing there.:)

so no one else here that is annoyed by this auto.search?

msgraph




msg:947394
 7:52 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Search Button (on menu bar) -> Customize -> Autosearch configuration.

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