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Anyone know of a way to block "l.addthiscdn.com" when accessing Adobe forums ?  dave?

Dec 22, 2011 8:48 PM

Lately I've noticed my browser(s) hanging forever with a message in the status bar proclaiming something like "transferring data from l.addthiscdn.com". 

 

Does any one know of a trick to stop this?  Perhaps in GreaseMonkey, Stylish, Adblock or whatever?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Wo Tai Lao Le

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    Dec 23, 2011 5:40 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Does any one know of a trick to stop this?  Perhaps in GreaseMonkey, Stylish, Adblock or whatever?

     

     

    don't need to use any of that.  The simplest way is to enter this in your hosts file:

     

     

    127.0.0.1   l.addthiscdn.com

     

    The hosts file is in your windows folder.  In XP the location is at this link:

     

    <C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc>

     

    The file can be edited in any text editor.

     

    Good luck.

     
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    Dec 23, 2011 10:47 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Tai Lao wrote:

     

    Hmmmmm…  it appears to be connected to Akamai Technologies:

     

    http://www.robtex.com/ip/184.87.149.115.html

     

    So the Adobe store seems to be the ultimate culprit, as that is what they use to sell Adobe software via download.  .  Bummer.  

    The akamai downloader installer has always been a piece of Cr**. The company should be run out of business. You go to download something, it takes 5-10 times longer to download anything through it, than be downloaded straight from and FTP site.  I can see paint dry and age a year in the time it takes anything to download by Akamai. they still must be using 14.4 K baud technology.

     
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:29 PM   in reply to Tai Lao

    Does the link below offer any clues?

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-283335.html

     

    Cheers... Rick

     
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    Dec 28, 2011 6:06 AM   in reply to Tai Lao
     
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    Dec 30, 2011 6:30 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    i'd be shocked if it wasn't extremely similar, or even exactly like that. the hosts file is common to connecting to internet using tcp/ip. same across windows and unix (and therefore mac).

     

    good luck!

     
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