Ad-killer for Linux
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Ad-killer for Linux

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    472

    Ad-killer for Linux

    I've looked around for an ad-killer for Linux, because I've used Proxomitron for Windows for a while now and wanted something similar on my preferred platform. I came up with SwiftSurf, a great little app that can be configured to remove all ad content. Just add the websites you want to filter out to a textfile included in SwiftSurf, and start up the proggie. Then set your browser to use a localhost proxy on port 8080. Easy-peasy, no more ads! And of course it's free!
    ---
    proactive

  2. #2
    proactive, you've made my day.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    472
    Yeah, it made my day too!
    ---
    proactive

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    1,207
    Or you could use galeon which already has some quite neat ad-killing features (You can deny images from a particular server; you can turn pop-ups on and off easily)

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    856
    Originally posted here by slarty
    Or you could use galeon which already has some quite neat ad-killing features (You can deny images from a particular server; you can turn pop-ups on and off easily)
    Yes, that's what I do. Under Galeon using the "load images from current server only" setting seems to work quite nicely.
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    (Romans 6:23, WEB)

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    883
    Originally posted here by slarty
    Or you could use galeon which already has some quite neat ad-killing features (You can deny images from a particular server; you can turn pop-ups on and off easily)
    Ditto. Thats what I use with Tux. Plus it auto kills pop-ups and you can customize it. It also has smart bookmarks and a ton of other features. You can change the spinners, toolbars or whatever. Even has tabbed browing that you can customize to work the way you want it to.
    The COOKIE TUX lives!!!!
    Windows NT crashed,I am the Blue Screen of Death.
    No one hears your screams.


  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    472
    These are URLs that should be added to the kill-file (don't remember where I got these). It should take care of most of the advertisers. They can be added to Proxomitron too.

    207-87-18-203.wsmg.digex.net
    Garden.ngadcenter.net
    Ogilvy.ngadcenter.net
    ResponseMedia-ad.flycast.com
    Suissa-ad.flycast.com
    UGO.eu-adcenter.net
    VNU.eu-adcenter.net
    a32.g.a.yimg.com
    ad-adex3.flycast.com
    ad.adsmart.net
    ad.ca.doubleclick.net
    ad.de.doubleclick.net
    ad.doubleclick.net
    ad.fr.doubleclick.net
    ad.jp.doubleclick.net
    ad.linkexchange.com
    ad.linksynergy.com
    ad.nl.doubleclick.net
    ad.no.doubleclick.net
    ad.preferences.com
    ad.sma.punto.net
    ad.uk.doubleclick.net
    ad.webprovider.com
    ad08.focalink.com
    adcontroller.unicast.com
    adcreatives.imaginemedia.com
    adex3.flycast.com
    adforce.ads.imgis.com
    adforce.imgis.com
    adfu.blockstackers.com
    adimage.blm.net
    adimages.earthweb.com
    adimg.egroups.com
    admedia.xoom.com
    adpick.switchboard.com
    adremote.pathfinder.com
    ads.admaximize.com
    ads.bfast.com
    ads.clickhouse.com
    ads.enliven.com
    ads.fairfax.com.au
    ads.fool.com
    ads.freshmeat.net
    ads.hollywood.com
    ads.i33.com
    ads.infi.net
    ads.jwtt3.com
    ads.link4ads.com
    ads.lycos.com
    ads.madison.com
    ads.mediaodyssey.com
    ads.msn.com
    ads.ninemsn.com.au
    ads.seattletimes.com
    ads.smartclicks.com
    ads.smartclicks.net
    ads.sptimes.com
    ads.tripod.com
    ads.web.aol.com
    ads.x10.com
    ads.xtra.co.nz
    ads.zdnet.com
    ads01.focalink.com
    ads02.focalink.com
    ads03.focalink.com
    ads04.focalink.com
    ads05.focalink.com
    ads06.focalink.com
    ads08.focalink.com
    ads09.focalink.com
    ads1.activeagent.at
    ads10.focalink.com
    ads11.focalink.com
    ads12.focalink.com
    ads14.focalink.com
    ads16.focalink.com
    ads17.focalink.com
    ads18.focalink.com
    ads19.focalink.com
    ads2.zdnet.com
    ads20.focalink.com
    ads21.focalink.com
    ads22.focalink.com
    ads23.focalink.com
    ads24.focalink.com
    ads25.focalink.com
    ads3.zdnet.com
    ads3.zdnet.com
    ads5.gamecity.net
    adserv.iafrica.com
    adserv.quality-channel.de
    adserver.dbusiness.com
    adserver.garden.com
    adserver.janes.com
    adserver.merc.com
    adserver.monster.com
    adserver.track-star.com
    adserver1.ogilvy-interactive.de
    adtegrity.spinbox.net
    antfarm-ad.flycast.com
    au.ads.link4ads.com
    banner.media-system.de
    banner.orb.net
    banner.relcom.ru
    banners.easydns.com
    banners.looksmart.com
    banners.wunderground.com
    barnesandnoble.bfast.com
    beseenad.looksmart.com
    bizad.nikkeibp.co.jp
    bn.bfast.com
    c3.xxxcounter.com
    califia.imaginemedia.com
    cds.mediaplex.com
    click.avenuea.com
    click.go2net.com
    click.linksynergy.com
    cookies.cmpnet.com
    cornflakes.pathfinder.com
    counter.hitbox.com
    crux.songline.com
    erie.smartage.com
    etad.telegraph.co.uk
    fp.valueclick.com
    gadgeteer.pdamart.com
    gm.preferences.com
    gp.dejanews.com
    hg1.hitbox.com
    image.click2net.com
    image.eimg.com
    images2.nytimes.com
    jobkeys.ngadcenter.net
    kansas.valueclick.com
    leader.linkexchange.com
    liquidad.narrowcastmedia.com
    ln.doubleclick.net
    m.doubleclick.net
    macaddictads.snv.futurenet.com
    maximumpcads.imaginemedia.com
    media.preferences.com
    mercury.rmuk.co.uk
    mojofarm.sjc.mediaplex.com
    nbc.adbureau.net
    newads.cmpnet.com
    ng3.ads.warnerbros.com
    ngads.smartage.com
    nsads.hotwired.com
    ntbanner.digitalriver.com
    ph-ad05.focalink.com
    ph-ad07.focalink.com
    ph-ad16.focalink.com
    ph-ad17.focalink.com
    ph-ad18.focalink.com
    rd.yahoo.com
    realads.realmedia.com
    redherring.ngadcenter.net
    redirect.click2net.com
    regio.adlink.de
    retaildirect.realmedia.com
    s2.focalink.com
    sh4sure-images.adbureau.net
    spin.spinbox.net
    static.admaximize.com
    stats.superstats.com
    sview.avenuea.com
    thinknyc.eu-adcenter.net
    tracker.clicktrade.com
    tsms-ad.tsms.com
    v0.extreme-dm.com
    v1.extreme-dm.com
    van.ads.link4ads.com
    view.accendo.com
    view.avenuea.com
    w113.hitbox.com
    w25.hitbox.com
    web2.deja.com
    webads.bizservers.com
    www.PostMasterBannerNet.com
    www.ad-up.com
    www.admex.com
    www.alladvantage.com
    www.burstnet.com
    www.commission-junction.com
    www.eads.com
    www.freestats.com
    www.imaginemedia.com
    www.netdirect.nl
    www.oneandonlynetwork.com
    www.targetshop.com
    www.teknosurf2.com
    www.teknosurf3.com
    www.valueclick.com
    www.websitefinancing.com
    www2.burstnet.com
    www4.trix.net
    www80.valueclick.com
    z.extreme-dm.com
    z0.extreme-dm.com
    z1.extreme-dm.com
    ---
    proactive

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    82
    Proactive,

    Got a question for you...

    Why not just place that list of servers in your host file, directing each to 127.0.0.1? Wouldn't it do the same thing? (I've set up Linux for people, but I've not actually tried doing this on a Linux). I would assume it works the same way, though (it works well with Doze and BSD, anyway).

    Just an alt+idea...

    Rev
    Many will ask, \"Where do you want to go today?\" because they\'re still scratching for ideas.

    With *NIX, there\'s already a way. The sum of us just need roadmaps to get there.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    472
    I guess that would work (with this list of URLs anyway).

    In the ad-killer apps there is also the possibility to make a general URL using wildcards, like *.ad.*, which will remove everything with a ".ad." in it. I'm not sure the host-file soulution can handle this.
    ---
    proactive

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    82
    Good point.

    I wouldn't have thought of that. One of these days when I go to update my list, I'll have to make install ad-killer instead. Wildcards would have saved me a LOT of typing.

    Thx for the nfo

    Rev
    Many will ask, \"Where do you want to go today?\" because they\'re still scratching for ideas.

    With *NIX, there\'s already a way. The sum of us just need roadmaps to get there.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides