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Friday, June 16, 2006

Remove the Ads from any Game that uses the Massive AdClient.

This is the permanent link to these directions.

Simply open the Hosts file using Notepad. If you don't know where it is on your PC, just use the Windows search function (Start -> Search) and have it look in hidden and system files for "hosts". Once you have the file open, simply add these lines to your hosts file: madserver.net ad.madserver.net imp.madserver.net media.madserver.net
After the "localhost" line. This "blackholes" the Massive adservers, and when the AdClient attempts to make outbound contact to either those servers or IP's, it gets looped back to the PC itself and the connection dies. Alternately, if you have a router with configurable IP routing, you could also block access to their servers from there.

That is it! You can now play your games advertisement free. Enjoy!


Anonymous TechZ said...

I use a Hosts file, from here, http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm it basically blocks all known spam/malware/ad servers :) Very VERY useful IMO.

Fri Aug 11, 12:56:00 PM GMT-5  

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