Sitemeter is Gone
On troubleshooting, I discovered that it was the Sitemeter webbot on my blog that was causing the problem. My browser is also refusing to display any website running Sitemeter, or the Sitemeter website. I'm not what certain whether the Sitemeter webot was manipulated by someone else, or if the folks at Sitemeter have done to manipulate what was once a passive and peaceful 'bot. Honestly, I don't care. I'm not having any predatory bots in my blog, and they aren't taking any bites out of my browser. It is a manually run check, with manually downloaded updates.
If Sitemeter should change their bot back to what it once was, I may re-install it. Then again, maybe not. I don't really look at it anymore anyway.
I'm presently running some spybot software on my computer to check things out. If you do not have an effective spybot eradicator, one of the best ones is free, and obtainable at Spybot Search & Destroy. It will take care of 'bots, trojans, malware, PUPS, keyloggers and dialers. Updates are free and provided in a more timely manner than any other program I've found.
If anyone has any further information, post it in the comments section. Comment to let me know you were here, OK?
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Update Aug 8 2008: I got around to reinstalling Sitemeter. If any further problems occur, I'm dumping it.