Occasionally when I go to my yahoo mail, I'm prompted repeatedly, by popup, for a password for one of the sites serving ads.
It's happening again, at this page
, returning each of these two popups six times:
I've added adserver.adtech.de to my HOSTS file and restarted the computer, according to these instructions
(i.e. I added a line saying 127.0.0.1 adserver.adtech.de
and saved the file again, with no extension). I thought that would solve the problem but it hasn't; revisiting that page after reboot shows that the site is still pestering me for a password.
I want my browser to ignore any and all requests from that site--to dump it in the bit bucket and continue loading the page without its input. I thought that was what HOSTS was for; but if it is, then why isn't it working?