Tuesday, November 09, 2004
World's Simplest Ad Blocker
I've started using a simple technique to block the loading of some advertisements in my desktop Web browsers. Add the contents of Mike's Ad Blocking Hosts file to /etc/hosts on UNIX or c:\%WinRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and watch many ads disappear as you browse the Web. Mike keeps track of the host names for many popular ad servers and associates the localhost address (127.0.0.1) with each. This is simple and effective, as long as he maintains his list. Thanks Mike!