About the AIM Rat
Ratty Hosts File

If you are as tired of getting those new annoying AIM ads as I am, the ones that just drive you crazy, install the AIM Rat File. The AIM Rat File uses ancient technology to block those annoying Ads. Technology from the earlist days of the web, before it got really fancy. A side befit is it will also block many of the ads when you're browsing. ;-)

Sometimes you'll see the Rat and other times you'll just see sweet nothing.

Here's what you do:

Copy the file called "HOSTS.TXT" found in this directory to your "\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\" area as simply "HOSTS".
If you want click on the link above and do a "SAVE AS" to the your "\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\" area with the save name of "HOSTS".

Either method will work. If you already have a sample hosts file, append this list to it or replace it with this list, the choice is yours.

You can look up information on how the "HOSTS" file works here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file

That's it.

The Old Dub