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pd
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Registered: 09-05-2008

Banner Ad blocker

Is anyone using any banner ad blocking software they can recommend?  Win XP & IE6
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Re: Banner Ad blocker

pierre_pierre
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Re: Banner Ad blocker

use Firefox, then it easy  with the AddBlock add on
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Re: Banner Ad blocker

Quote from: paulh
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Seconded.
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Re: Banner Ad blocker

I like the hosts file block approach and it works very well. The only down side to it is that it blocks things like tradedoubler which I get grief for from SWMBO when links she clicks don't work.
It's a shame that no one has ported http://adzapper.sourceforge.net/ to windows which I use with Squid to block ads and works really well.

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pd
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Registered: 09-05-2008

Re: Banner Ad blocker

Thanks all, especially paulh who suggested the hosts route, I hadn't considered that.
Now, with just two entries in hosts, the proliferation of banners on ebay has gone and it has made pages load a lot quicker.
For anyone else intersted the two entries I've made are......
127.0.0.1 ad.uk.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 srx.uk.ebayrtm.com
... and (in XP at any rate) you will find the hosts file at c:\windows\system32\etc