Kill Vibrantmedia!


Basically you can eliminate this pestulant adware on a Windows machine by editing the hosts file.  Search for a file named hosts (no extension) in your Windows directory, and open it with any text editor.  On my Windows 2000 machine, this directory is C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC.

I've added the following lines to my HOSTS file to block the Vibrantmedia ads: 		# vibrantmedia adware

Here's where I found out about this trick:

Mike Skallas' Ad Blocking Hosts file

Found this from another blog. Interesting and probably quite useful:

"A hosts file tells your computer what numerical address ( is associated with what URL ( . This file is a very simple hack which takes ad server URLs and redirects them to non-existant numerical addresses."

Mike Skallas' Ad Blocking Hosts file