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I already use hosts entries from [url="http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/"]here[/url], but not all ads are blocked. Does anyone have any I can add to it or a website that does?

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http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Enjoy. Up to Date. Comprehensive. Works wonders for me. Edited by ArialBlue
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you might need a program like wireshark to see where the ads https requests is coming from, then plug that address into the host file

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[quote name='azspeedbullet' timestamp='1352598201' post='595311790']
you might need a program like wireshark to see where the ads https requests is coming from, then plug that address into the host file
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Of course the program isn't compatible with Windows 8. WinPcap will not install.

[quote name='ArialBlue' timestamp='1352598056' post='595311788']
[url="http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm"]http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm[/url]

Enjoy. Up to Date. Comprehensive. Works wonders for me.
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Thanks. It doesn't block the solitaire ads, but I'll try it instead of what I've been using.

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[quote name='ambiance' timestamp='1352608525' post='595312014']
Of course the program isn't compatible with Windows 8. WinPcap will not install.
[/quote] And did you try and set the compatibility mode to 7 for the winpcap installer? ;) This has been known since first preview versions of win8 came out.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaushal/archive/2012/08/08/installing-wireshark-winpcap-on-windows-8-rtm.aspx

Or you could just download the winpcap installer on its own - no need to extract it from the install

http://www.winpcap.org/install/default.htm

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[quote name='ambiance' timestamp='1352608525' post='595312014']
Thanks. It doesn't block the solitaire ads, but I'll try it instead of what I've been using.
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Some ads might be offline too, just built into the app, I know a few on WP are like that, iirc AdDuplex on WP are impossible to block, I tried all-sorts in DD-WRT URL blocking and keyword blocking and failed

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1352644235' post='595312498']
And did you try and set the compatibility mode to 7 for the winpcap installer? ;) This has been known since first preview versions of win8 came out.

[url="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaushal/archive/2012/08/08/installing-wireshark-winpcap-on-windows-8-rtm.aspx"]http://blogs.msdn.co...dows-8-rtm.aspx[/url]

Or you could just download the winpcap installer on its own - no need to extract it from the install

[url="http://www.winpcap.org/install/default.htm"]http://www.winpcap.o...all/default.htm[/url]
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I got it working and can't make sense of it. The only success I had was disabling the DNS Client and using the MVPS Hosts file. It stopped the advertising, but broke the app.

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Centralizing your content filtering with an edge firewall for the win, Host's file only works with full domains and not paths and you cant use wildcards etc

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"I got it working and can't make sense of it.

Look for what dns queries your box does after you flush your local dns with ipconfig /flushdns

This will tell you what domains it is pulling ads from - problem is as mentioned if they pull them from www.domainyouneed.com/ads/something -- then your out of luck trying to use host files.

you want to know my foolproof solution to something with too many ads for my tastes -- its 100% always effective, never fails - works every time!!! Use a different app ;) One that does not use ads! Or just buy the damn thing if really rocks and can not find alternative.

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[quote name='BudMan' timestamp='1352675072' post='595313024']
Look for what dns queries your box does after you flush your local dns with ipconfig /flushdns

This will tell you what domains it is pulling ads from - problem is as mentioned if they pull them from www.domainyouneed.com/ads/something -- then your out of luck trying to use host files.

you want to know my foolproof solution to something with too many ads for my tastes -- its 100% always effective, never fails - works every time!!! Use a different app ;) One that does not use ads! Or just buy the damn thing if really rocks and can not find alternative.
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Thanks, I was able to find the answer when I filtered for DNS queries. There was way too much going on before to know what belonged to what and would have taken a long time to figure it out. I also tend to avoid software like you mentioned, but they have sucked me in with solitaire and only have ads when you enter the daily challenge. Not anymore.

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