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Thread: Blocking Ads and Pop-ups

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    Feb 2004

    Lightbulb Blocking Ads and Pop-ups

    i found an excellent page on how to block most pop-up ads and banners. it also helps save bandwidth and is updated periodically.

    it works by adding entries to your hosts file (everyone has one wheter its *nix , M$, or Apple). Your computer by default looks to the hosts file before it contacts a DNS server to find an ip address for a web page. the hosts file entry has url's for thousands of ads and redirects them to or

    instructions are simple and are are avalaible on the website.

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    Senior Member kr5kernel's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    Download Firefox from, it offers pop-up blocking as well, works nice too.
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