Sunday, February 3, 2008

Robots.txt Redirect




Robots.txt
Originally uploaded by JT Stitches



FINALLY! FINALLY! FINALLY!!! I finally got it! Ok, let me explain.

When I go to someones page on Blogger/Blogspot I would get redirected to a page like this. It didn't happen to every page on Blogger but it happened often & I could never figure out why! The blog would come up but then a second later, after the page fully loads BAM! it would redirect & I couldn't read the person's blog. I've tried googling for the answer for a while but never could find the answer. It only happened on my laptop, it didn't happen on my cell phone or my PC. When I didn't find the answer I would just let it go & do something else. Then a few days later I would try & read a blog>get redirected>google for the answer again>didn't get the answer & gave up. Well tonight was different!!! I went to a blog, got redirected, googled.....but this time I got the answer!!!!




On the right of the Google search there is a "What's this", I never clicked on it before, I guess I should of. Well when you open that it says something like:
"This page .................... This program can be uninstalled from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs. Look for the application named "Browser Address Error Redirector" "URL Assistant" or "GoogleAFE"

Well, I went to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Change/Remove Programs>Which will have the list of "Currently Installed Programs"
All the way towards the bottom was "URL Assistant". I removed that, deleted cookies, files, history & all that good stuff, restarted my computer (not sure if it was necessary but I did) & it doesn't happen!! (Knock on wood).
I am so happy!! The few blogs I could never read before I can now!! It seems like it happens to Dell computers using Internet Explorer. I'm just so happy, this has been MONTHS of annoyance!

3 comments:

Lana said...

Awesome! So glad you finally found the answer. I had also searched for the answer to your problem, but hadn't been able to find an answer that I could understand. Now I know what to do if it ever happens to me!

Lana

Stormy Designs said...

I'm glad you finally figured it out :-)

BellaDio said...

Congratulations. That would bug the fire out of me, too.