In the Windows directory hides a file named HOSTS
Its not a scary beast, just a simple text file:
# Copyright © 1998 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP stack for Windows98
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
Very simple to read and understand. Now we are going to add an entry right there under
Now when you surf the net ads from doubleclick will not be displayed (because it's looking for doubleclick.net on "your" computer) So all you see is a little red X where an annoying ad would normally be.You can do this with a lot more ad sites by looking at the lower left corner of your browser and when it says "waiting for ad.blahblah.com" just add that name to your HOSTS file.Reference pageHOSTS file with all the bad sites entered for you
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