Nearly every web site I try to go to lately, gets slowed to a crawl (45 to 120 seconds) by going to or pagead2, or several other sites! This is ruining my time schedule! I have placed these in the HOST file, but didn’t help… HELP!!! …Mrbill

Use Firefox with Noscript and AdBlock Plus. It should solve your problem.

AdBlock Plus with the EasyList and EasyPrivacy filter subscriptions make the net a much nicer place.