How to disable Verisign's Sitefinder URL Redirection
Service on your internet connection:
Posted September 29, 2003
Our recommendation to stop this domain from loading, is to add the following line in your HOSTS file. The HOSTS file can be found in the WINDOWS folder on Win9x systems, and can typically be found under the SYSTEM32/DRIVERS folder on WinNT / Win2000 / and WinXP systems. You can easily find the file by searching for the file HOSTS (no file extension) and opening with a text editor.
Here is what your might see when you open the file using notepad:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
The line in bold is the line to add. Now save the file. This will essentially cause your browser to look in the wrong place for the Verisign site resulting in the domain being blocked on your computer.
For more information on this technique, see this PCMagazine article.
Back up your HOSTS file if necessary,
SecureLab assumes no liability, implicit or implied for the use of this
technique. Use at your own risk.
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