ad.doubleclick already tying up new computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Hal, May 2, 2007.

  1. Hal

    Hal Guest

    How does one get rid of this. I don't mind buying the software that will and
    will keep it off but it seems at this time none of the commercial products
    work on Vista or those I can find.
    Hal, May 2, 2007
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  2. Hal

    brink Guest

    Hi Hal,

    Try going here & follow the directions they posted :


    As I'm sure you know, it's a Adware/Spyware from "".
    major advertising & info. collecting company.

    Personally, I would add that ( to the Always Block i
    IE7's Settings.
    1. open IE7
    2. click on Tools
    3. click on Internet Options
    4. click on Privacy tab
    5. click on Sites button
    6. type: 'DoubleClick: Digital Advertising
    7. click Block
    8. click OK to apply

    Then run ad removing program. I suggest AD-AWARE. You can download
    free copy here:


    Then just follow programs instructions to delete. Also can try runnin
    Windows Defender to see if it finds anything.

    Hope this helps,


    "Practice makes perfect, then you reinstall"
    Vista 64 Home Premium
    1.5 Gig DDR2 533 Mhz (PC4200) RAM
    brink, May 2, 2007
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  3. Hal

    Mellowed Guest

    You can bypass many ads by redirecting them in your HOSTS file. I rarely
    get ads and never doubleclick. Read up on the HOSTS file with the below
    links and include the redirects into your HOSTS file. In addition to the
    redirects listed, Spybot Search & Destroy also has redirects available as an
    option. You can add redirects from any source to your existing HOSTS file.
    Use WORDPAD to edit the HOSTS file.

    Many Web sites within a given page will send you off to a Doubleclick site
    or another ad site to post an advertisement on the viewed page. The
    redirect to is your own machine. So instead of going to
    Doubleclick for the ad it goes to your maching looking for the ad and it
    isn't there. What can happen is when you try to go 'back' a page, if the
    last page was a Doubleclick attempt, you might not be able to go back. In
    that case just use the 'down arrow' next to the back button and select the
    desired page.
    Mellowed, May 2, 2007
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