Recently I found that some Internet services were broken on my friends home connection. After some digging around I found that his connection was being hijacked by Virgin Media whenever a target server did not exist. Rather than following basic Internet protocols Virgin Media hijack the connection so that they can advertise themselves and sponsored websites rather than allowing the connection to fail like it should. So I tried to use their ‘opt out’ link in order to restore some sanity. I found a 404 error page instead. After much Googling it seems that the link that they provide has been out of order for much of the life of the ‘service’. The link they provide is: https://my.virginmedia.com/advancederrorsearch/settings. However, there is hope for anyone finding a 404 error at the provided link to still manage to opt out. Try going to http://my.virginmedia.com/advancederrorsearch/settings instead as this link worked just fine for me and my friend (notice the http rather than https). No more broken Internet!

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