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Hi, at the moment I`m using FF with ABP to filter out unwanted adverts on some websites. I`m wanting to start using IE again but want the same sort of functionality that ABP provides. After a bit of Googling Ive figured that I`m going to need to use a Tracking Protection List (TPL). Now, if I use say EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List, will this allow me to block adverts or am I best of using a host file (Ive heard that these can slow browsing down tho). Since I haven't used IE for a couple of years i`m out the loop so to speak. What are your thoughts and suggestions for me? Many thanks in advance.

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That list only blocks

This EasyPrivacy variant is available for Internet Explorer 9 and blocks tracking items, including web bugs, tracking scripts and information collectors, thereby protecting your personal data.

Its not going to block ads

I don't use IE, so have not tested this product - but simple google for blocking ads in IE finds this http://simple-adblock.com/

But there is also other lists you could choose from that seem to block ads as well

http://www.iegallery.com/en-us/trackingprotectionlists?sort=Downloads&partial=true

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Install these two,

http://www.fanboy.co.nz/ie.html

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

Enjoy an add-less experience.

Note, you can't whitelist sites or anything, so this is kind of a bad thing to talk about on an ad sponsored website.

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Install these two,

http://www.fanboy.co.nz/ie.html

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

Enjoy an add-less experience.

Note, you can't whitelist sites or anything, so this is kind of a bad thing to talk about on an ad sponsored website.

You can still turn the tracking lists off for specific sites by clicking the little blue icon in the address bar.

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You should do all your filtering at the edge router or using a secure gateway so all devices have filtered internet without the need to install any software.

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You can use Ad Muncher.

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You can use Ad Muncher.

Personally prefer Firefox with the usual addons myself, but my one neighbor swears by Ad Muncher as it coves all browsers. (He prefers Chrome but their adblockers are weak.) Not a free solution however, but seems quite effective.

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Personally prefer Firefox with the usual addons myself, but my one neighbor swears by Ad Muncher as it coves all browsers. (He prefers Chrome but their adblockers are weak.) Not a free solution however, but seems quite effective.

Not only browsers, any software with ads. It's not free but he can get it much cheaper with trialpay.

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AdMuncher is good but could do with some updates and teh Dev has admitted this, i also have adblock plus installed too in chrome for the things AdMuncher missed or can not remove due to limitations.

I have lifetime updates with admuncher so always install it.

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Thank you all. Will look into all that has been suggested. One last thing, are Host files a good thing or do they really slow down your browsing ?

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There is no slowdown. :)

You can still turn the tracking lists off for specific sites by clicking the little blue icon in the address bar.

Not if you block malicious/spam/advertising websites with a hosts file. The second link is to a hosts file.

Using BOTH traking and adblock lists for IE AND hosts is the best for security.

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I thought it wasn't recommended to clog the hosts file with block lists.

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I don't like the way the HOSTS file ad blocking works. You end up with "Page Not Found" where some ads were meant to be. Looks worse than the ad itself.

Also, back when I was running my own webserver, using the HOSTS method, my own site used to show up instead of the ads in those spots. Was annoying.

Personally I think the tracking lists do the best job, they block everything and you don't have to fiddle with anything.

And if you want to allow ads on a specific site, it takes 1 second, well maybe a couple, to allow, and still block again if wanted. Very simple and affective.

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What TrackingList do you suggest Lutzifer ? TPL`s seem to be the way to go. Thanks all

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I love blocking by the hosts file, cause it blocks it system wide. There's no slowdown, in fact sites load faster because they aren't wasting connections loading the adverts... If you can then blocking at the router is even better as it works on all devices..

I also use AdBlock in my Chrome install, it cleans up anything that's left..

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