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Why is ATS Suddenly So Hard To Reach?

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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 07:20 AM
For the past several days, when I type in, all I get is a blank page and ...

"No site configured at this address."

I only accidentally found this site again this morning at:

So what gives???

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 07:27 AM
a reply to: MKMoniker

Hm, not sure. All I did was type above top secret in google, and it was the first one on the menu. Of course, I don't typically need to do that because I have it pinned to my taskbar. Also it's on my desktop screen. Much quicker.
..... Anyway, I don't think anything's wrong.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 07:41 AM
a reply to: MKMoniker

Add it to your favourites. If you have google chrome it will be an icon displayed under the address bar, nice and easy to get too.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 07:55 AM
check your pc for BHO's or other spyware?
my address bar finds it.
have you tried a diff browser?
I use firefox.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 07:56 AM
That's odd, what device and browser? All I type in is and it comes here. PC with linux and firefox here.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:03 AM
a reply to: MKMoniker

My access to ATS is fine, and I'm on Chrome.

What bothers me the most is actually the advertisings windows and frames that pops out to my face and slide over the site's forms every single time I log in.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:04 AM
a reply to: MKMoniker

You can go ahead and change your DNS settings to google's.

Follow This Guide

This is probably the crux of the issue.


posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:36 AM
Thanks for all the posts and helpful suggestions. True, my computer is chock-full of spyware and assorted maliciousness. I probably need professional-level security software, but I'm stuck with freeware right now. I crash and reboot it at least once a month.

I have an HP desktop, and use Mozilla Firefox. I trade around my Search Engines, I'm using AOL. right now. (Yahoo has been gobbling up my favorite Search Engines, and is going to be paired with Mozilla Firefox shortly.)

I avoid Google, because their new Terms and Services reads like a Toddlers' (or Microsoft's) Laws of Ownership:

If I see it, it's mine
If I touch it, it's mine
If my eyes glimpse it in passing, it's mine
If it passes thru the room I'm in, even if I don't see it, it's mine
If I want what you have, you will give it to me
If I give it to you, you understand that it's temporary, since it is still really mine
If it's your idea anywhere on the planet, it's mine

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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:39 AM
A way that ATS would redirect elsewhere is the HOSTS file having an entry for '' or ''.

the hosts file can be located here for windows PC.

the file has no extension, its just 'hosts'.

Edit the file, you may see some weird type of text. if you see something like:

then that means that the IP address of "" is where "www.abovetopsecret" and "" are going to.

NOTE: is a subnet mask - not an actual IP address as to not make you think its a legitimate IP address"

I just did a nslookup in start -> run -> cmd and got the following:

Non-authoritative answer:

So you could alter the HOSTS file and enter:

and save it.....

Make sure you open notepad in ADMINISTRATOR mode otherwise you cannot save the hosts file.

Best of luck!

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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:47 AM
a reply to: Im a Marty

Thanks for the tips!

I actually laugh, however, when I get on a site with "personalized weather". I see the strangest locations assorted malicious individuals redirect my computer to, or which has to go thru them first.

Yesterday I was seeing "personalized weather" for a nearby "So and So Country Club". And this morning I'm get weather reports for ... "McLean Virginia".

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 09:07 AM
a reply to: MKMoniker
Good freeware to use. malwarebytes, super antispyware, and Ccleaner.

I use those once a week on my windows partition, gets the job done for me most of the time. Granted, if you are going to all over the internet without adblock and noscript addons, you might be safer to run them once a day.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 10:22 AM
a reply to: TKDRL


I downloaded and ran a Cleaner. And I also reinstalled my Auslogics Registry Cleaner and ran it.

Now I'm able to get directly to ATS.

Thank you very much for all your tips!

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