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when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

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Grand Master

when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

when looking at web site like sky news or a story the tab goes to the page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... and gets stuck.

URL of affected sites

http://http://news.sky.com/skynews

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Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-chooser-launch

page goes blank and gets stuck :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... .

firefox version 3.6.3 windows 7

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

I am having the same problem at

http://www.sky.com http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/

it is not all sites though

facebook, google, and msn are fine.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - Firefox 3.6.3

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

Windows XP, version 3.6.3

www.latimes.com but not with all pages

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

Please fix this. Who are these people?

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

http://www.football365.com

Same problem as described above.

Windos7 64x Professional

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

Nightmare, i have to hit the stop button before sky can get to the add page. Sky News home page is ok, any sub pages have the same problem as above.

FireFox 3.6.3 on Solaris 10 Sparc

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

Same problem. Firefox 3.6.3 - Mac OSX - LA Times & Slate.com

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

Hi everyone.

There is a simple solution to this, and it blocks the ad in addition Smiley Happy Please note that it isn't a fix for the actual problem, but is a nice workaround.

Go to c:\windows\system32 (change your path and/or drive letter if necessary), right click on notepad.exe and select 'run as administrator', clicking on 'Yes' on the resulting prompt.

Then click on file - open and browse to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc, change the file type to 'All files' and open the 'hosts' file.

Underneath all the lines with # entries, put in the following entry:

127.0.0.1 ads.creative-serving.com

Then save the file.

From this point on, windows will ignore any sites which attempt to load ad content from that ad server and will fix the white screen issue.

Enjoy!

Greg

Grand Master

Re: when looking at web site like sky news goes to page then goes blank and has :transferring data from ads.creative-serving.com... gets stuck

Greg Williams - Can't locate the 'hosts' file in this location. Should it be there? I've had a virus of late I performed a system restore, but this could be a sign its back?

Rgds

Steve H