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mvps hosts file blocks mapquest directions

13 April, 2010 (19:02) | Mindless Blather

not sure which ad company is causing it. When you calculate directions in mapquest it just spins and spins. Verified on a few machines in a few states so far. I may investigate, probably will just say don’t use mapquest.

The argument with users should go like this – We block malware/adware. If Mapquest has recently changed partnerships and signed with someone who has a negative reputation, that does not give us a valid reason to stop using exisiting tools to block malware/adware. Write to mapquest or use Google maps, Bing maps, etc.

Mapquest hangs on Loading and just spins

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Comment from shanoboy
Time: January 11, 2011, 6:27 pm

I’m having the same problem when trying to pay my bill on Tmobile’s website. The feature works when I ditch MVPS Host file. I’ve had a few other issues too. I wish I knew how to narrow down what its blocking that is the problem so I could just remove that particular item.

Its a bummer, cause I love the added security of using the custom hosts file.

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