advertisement blocking with hosts entries
I think this was a topic a little bit ago, but even if it weren't, I found this web site's hosts file entries quite useful for blocking advertising content:
Firefox with the ad block extension is FAR superior than trying to block ads with hosts file entries.
... and proxy filters like Privoxy are yet superior to ad blockers, as they let you rewrite HTML pages on the fly before passing them to the web browser :-)
I'm very happy with Proxomitron. It truly revolutionized my web-browsing experience.
J. D. Trollinger
I'm curious about Promitron. What kind of things do you do with it besides ad blocking?
I used the hosts file method for a while and I was very happy with it.
... and there's always AdMuncher that can kill everything resembling an ad before it even reaches you.
I just installed Ad Block and man is that thing annoying. I think I'd tried it a while back.
by the way, there's lots of hosts files available:
That website www.proxomitron.info is now dead as is the product (see http://www.geocities.com/srl_list/index.html for more info)
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