I did that ad blocking trick where you add a bunch of ad sites to your hosts file as 127.0.0.1 <ad site>. It's been working fine up until now, but it's just not doing anything anymore. For example, I have this entry in there: 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net Then I goto ad.doubleclick.net and it goes to their site, which isn't suppose to happen. And yes, I've restarted numerous times to no avail. Is there a way that maybe the hosts file has been disabled or windows is looking for a host file somewhere else now? This is the host file in my system32\drivers\etc folder. Any help would be appreciated!