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 ( with each. This is simple and effective, as long as he maintains his list. Thanks Mike!

1 comment:

Serg said...

I for this purpose use Firewall