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Recognizing Third-party Content In Firefox
Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:18 PM
Has anyone managed to block third-party content using the AdBlock Plus extension for Firefox?
I found an article here:
"Recognizing third-party content"
where the developer says it's possible, but I don't understand the practical implementation.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:28 AM
Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:39 AM
Another way to quickly block a lot of advertising is to use a HOSTS file ( http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.htm ), I've been using this technique for years and it does block almost any ads (even google ads are blocked ).
The hosts file basicaly contains a huge list with all known advertising domains (and also a lot of malicious domains) that will be redirected to 127.0.0.1 (this is the loopback adres of your computer, so basicily if a browser want to load an image from a domain listed in the hosts file, the request is sent to your own computer). It's fast, simple and it works for every program on your computer ... not only browsers, but also messengers, mail clients, ...
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