Connection Refused to GoogleAdServices

I can’t figure out what’s wrong with this. “Connection was refused when attempting to contact”

Nevermind… I’ve found the problem:

C:\Documents and Settings\Elliot>tracert

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms localhost []

Trace complete.

It’s blocked in my HOSTS file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc). I’ve commented the line containing the domain, but now it says: “Unable to resolve target system name”

7 Responses to “Connection Refused to GoogleAdServices”

  1. oren says:

    I am having this same gooleadwords problem.. I dont know how to fix, i have no idea what you did?! Could you help?

  2. Elliot Lee says:

    Edit the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS (on my install of Windows XP Home). Delete all lines that contain googleadservices.

  3. gary says:

    Thanks I have been looking for an anser for 5 days on my web page I have ads but when u click on ads got unadbl to connect but I can connent to other pages on my other older computer it would go right to the page so i knew my new computer was blocking it WHY dont they just let us decide what we want to see on lots of pages the ads were blocked not even showing just unable to connect so i tried c,windows,system32,drivers,etc,then deleted the hosts file and now i can see the page agin thanks for this but what and why do we NEED THE HOSTS FILE

  4. Lana says:

    I have a similar problem on my new Macbook. I’m running Leopard. Can somebody advise? I would greatly appreciate it

  5. Mark says:

    Cluelessly removing the entry may work, but the point of having it there must have made sense once. I use hostman, which downloads a list of places I don’t want to be redirected to (or thru). googleadservices is one such place. Need to stop using google if they insist on capturing cookies, otherwise I tediously remove the front of the url which prevents me going directly to the site I WANT to go to.

  6. Eliot Lee got the right idea. What seems to be the issue is that we all jumped the gun and try to get some sort of AdBlock software. In my case, I was trying to get an AdBlocker for edge when there wasn’t one available and then resulted in having code that redirects any Ad that i click on.

    To fix this issue go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\ on ur PC, right click any file that looks recently installed or modified, and open with notepad. If you quickly scan the notepad file for words such as “edge Adblocker” or “googleadservices” delete it. You can easily press CTRL + F and type in those words.

    It worked for me and I’m happily cliking on Ads.

  7. Corma Bezemer says:

    So how can I resolve this problem on my MacBook running Leopard? Somebody knows?

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