i still get them
Damn, I must have missed some lines relevant to IMDB in the list I posted. Also, I don't think that HOSTS file is read by FF, Opera,... and that line in it "This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
" does suggest it applies to TCP/IP in general, only I don't think that's the case cuz it's not loaded into TCP/IP filtering dialogue (advanced settings under TCP/IP protocol of your network adapter)... so I only use IE to browse such sites and it's only in IE that I don't get any popups/popunders on IMDB
I can send you a complete HOSTS file I use (only filled with spammers and major advertising companies) but it's pretty long (14K+ IPs/sites). I guess some 3rd party popup blocker is in order if you only use non-M$ browsers (hate to admit it, but more recent versions of IE do this job quite well)