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Adblock Plus and MVPS Hosts - duplication?


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#1 n01paranoid

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:15 AM

I use Adblock Plus with Malware Domains, EasyPrivacy and EasyList filters. I also use MVPS Hosts File. Is there much duplication in using ABP and MVPS Hosts and could I safely do away with either of them? I mainly use Firefox based Comodo Ice Dragon browser. Thanks.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

They accomplish different things.
Ad Block Plus blocks ads from being displayed on webpages.
The MVPS HOSTS file blocks access to malicious (and ad) sites through ALL mediums (browsers, internet enabled programs, etc)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thanks. I was wondering, more specifically, how much overlap there was between the Malware Domains filter and MVPS Hosts. I'll continue using both though.




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