Trouble with links
If you come across a link that is broken or leads to the wrong product or store, please let me know!

If you are having trouble getting links to work, there may be a program on your computer that is interfering with the links on my site. If you cannot see the links on my site or if you click on a link and the page will not display, please try this.

Norton Internet Security Users:
Open Norton, turn off or disable "Ad Blocking" feature.

Trend Micro PC-Cillin Users:
Open Trend Micro, click on Antiphishing & Content Protection, click Website Filter, click Manage Exception List, click Add. Add the following urls, one at a time, to your exception list.

Pop-Up Blockers: does not use pop-up ads. However, for your convenience, links to pages that are not on my website are set to open in a new window. Some pop-up blocking programs consider these links to be an actual pop-up and will prevent the link from working or being visible. You may want to try turning off your pop-up blocking software while you are on my website.

Spybot S&D and Other Spyware Program Users:
On the Internet Explorer browser window toolbar, click on "tools", "internet options", "privacy", then "sites" or "web sites". Here you should see a list of "managed sites". If you see,,,, oz.valueclick, offersquest, and/or a.websponsors, click on them, one at a time, then click the button to "remove" them from the blocked list.

Web Root Spy Sweeper Users:
Turn off or disable "Common Ad sites Shield". Click on "Shields", "Hosts File", and uncheck "Common Ad Sites Shield."

Kazaa Lite Users:
open 'My Computer' or 'Windows Explorer' then navigate to the following directory and filename:

Windows 95/98/ME: c: \windows\hosts
Windows XP Home/Pro: c: \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Windows NT or 2000: c: \winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Highlight the file, hit F2 to change its name from Hosts to Hosts.bak, then try the links again. Alternately your can open the Hosts file with a text editor like Notepad. You can open the HOSTS file by right-clicking on hosts and selecting "open with". Then select Notepad.

Ensure the following lines are not present in the file by removing the entire line if present:

Popup ads do not originate from any of these servers. These are gateways to major online stores to enable all discounts to load. If you want to stop popups, a popup blocking program works better than playing with this file. Hence, I recommend the hosts file to remain "virgin" (unless, of course you networking needs for it).

A virgin hosts file contains this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.

# # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.

# # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space.

# # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.

# # For example:

# # # source server
# # x client host localhost

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