Link Clicking Problems
If you are getting errors like "Cannot Find Server" or "This page cannot be displayed", or are having problems using or seeing some of the links present on BiddingForTravel.com, try reconfiguring/disabling any ad blocker, popup blocker, or Internet security software, then clear your browser's cache and try again.
If you're using AOL or another proprietary browser, minimize it and open up the site with Internet Explorer or Firefox instead. AOL browsers are known to cause 566 errors (Response HTTP Version Unsupported) on many sites.
Run Spyware detection software like Microsoft's Windows Defender regularly!
Known problems include:
If you or another program (Usually Kazaa Lite) have added web sites to block by changing a special file called hosts, you may have blocked access to some servers we use to help you SAVE money.
Open 'My Computer' or 'Windows Explorer' then navigate to the following directory and filename:
- Windows 95/98/ME: c:\windows\hosts
- Windows XP Home/Pro: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- Windows NT or 2000: c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- Also, check: c:\windows\help or c:\winnt\help
(Some spyware changes the default location to these locations.)
Highlight the file, hit F2 to change its name from Hosts to Hosts.bak, then try the links again. Alternately your can open the Hosts file with a text editor like Notepad. You can open the HOSTS file by right-clicking on hosts and selecting "open with". Then select Notepad.
Ensure the following lines are not present in the file by removing the entire line if present:
Popup ads do not originate from these servers. These are gateways to major online stores to enable all discounts to load. A popup blocking program works better than playing with this file.
A virgin hosts file contains this:# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
Host file locations for other operating systems:
- Linux: /etc/hosts
- MacOS 8 and 9: System Folder: Preferences: Hosts
Ad Aware Pro or Plus 6 (Not free versions) - Causes some links to not work. Close Ad Watch or remove these lines from c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware 6\sites.txt - linksynergy.com, bfast.com, cc-dt.com, qksrv.net, kqzyfj.com, tkqlhce.com, jdoqocy.com, dpbolvw.net, anrdoezrs.net
Ad Subtract - Causes some Links to disappear. Disable it temporarily to see all our links or configure it by selecting the Filter Tab, click Add, enter www.BiddingForTravel.com, and do not check anything to block.
Block the Pop - Prevents all web sites from opening new windows. Add BiddingForTravel.com to the "Domain - Allow This Domain" list
Kazaa Lite - If you installed the optional Supertrick, make sure you edit your hosts file to allow access to servers we use. (See Above)
SpyStop 2 - Unblock these URLs: click.linksynergy.com, service.bfast.com, clickserve.cc-dt.com, cj.com, www.qksrv.net, kqzyfj.com, tkqlhce.com, jdoqocy.com, dpbolvw.net
If you still have problems, or if you have additional details to add to this page, please let us know!