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Block All Those Annoying Ads!


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#1 Tomo2

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:35 PM

Hi,
Everywhere you go on the net you see ads all over the place, some so big they slow the site down considerably! But using your hosts file you can block out all those ads at once. Many programs offer their additions to the hosts file totaling to thousands of blocked sites removing almost every ad you come across! Under some security settings a dialog may be displayed when it blocks an ad, but usually it just goes silently saying it cannot connect to the blocked server. The best hosts file to start the war against ads is the MVPS blocked list that installs itself backing up your original one. Get it here! anyway g2g. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:03 PM

have used it for years would not be without it; BUT, like all protection programs it does need regular updating

when you install if , be careful to follow the correct installation path for your version of windows ;then reboot, go to a site you normally see stacks of ads on and...... literally see the difference

also means that if you have Hosts on board and do start to see ads it may BE a sign you are infected :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:08 PM

Its also good to set the hosts file as read-only to block it from Hijacking by malicious websites.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:27 PM

Its also good to set the hosts file as read-only to block it from Hijacking by malicious websites.

Like Ruby, I've also been using the MVPs hosts file for years, but never thought about changing it to read only. Good tip, Tomo. Thanks!




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