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#16 link6155

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:13

how to use it?
thx


If you're running windows 8 (if not ignore the following step):

You're going to have to open Windows Defender and add the HOST file to the exceptions. Once you have Defender open, go to the settings tab. Afterwards, go to the "Excluded files and locations" column. You want to browse to "C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts", click Add, and then save.
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You want to open Notepad as administrator and open the HOST located in "C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts". Overwrite the content of the file with the text here (http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt). Save the file and restart your computer. You should see that there's no more ads (for the most part) on any application.


#17 BlueScreenOfDeath

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:19

Follow the directions on the site - or if you know how to open up the HOST File in notepad - just select the entries and copy and past.

#18 TheGreek

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:32

Thank you guys! Just one question.. TPL is working great for me but it does not block Hungarian ads on facebook! It is very annoying. Is there a way to make it happen? Also host file method does not seem to be working with Hungarian ads.

Thanks

#19 Raa

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:42

That's great news!
But i'm happy using a HOSTS ad-block method.

#20 Luc2k

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:43

Doesn't a huge hosts file slow down browsing or is it a myth?

Ad Muncher works for me whenever I use IE (which is not that often), but it isn't free.

#21 link6155

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 07:46

Doesn't a huge hosts file slow down browsing or is it a myth?

My browsing seems fine here. The host file isn't meant to block websites. The hosts file is use to map IP addresses of remote/local hosts. The host file is mainly use to block website by making it look for the site on a different IP, however you can still access the site if you know the direct IP. It just prevents navigation to the address, it shouldn't slow down your browsing experience.

#22 +Zlip792

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:26

Doesn't a huge hosts file slow down browsing or is it a myth?

Ad Muncher works for me whenever I use IE (which is not that often), but it isn't free.


It does, I witnessed it myself.

#23 francescob

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:36

Stahp! STAHP! You evil freeloaders!

Every time you block popups, popunders and those innocent, gigantic, loud and screen-filling sometimes-inappropriate video ads you make webmasters cry!

#24 +Dermot

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:48

how to use it?
thx


I built a small application to load different ad related host file configurations, if you would like to try it or check it out, let me know.

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#25 BenBB

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:57

Internet Explorer really needs some sort of 'native' addon system, alike Firefox/Chrome/Opera. Most IE extensions require installing them as a normal application and even then they're not well integrated into the browser. There needs to be a 'one-click' and you're done type system.

#26 Hum

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:59

This is great news. A lot of people will certainly jump on it.


This should make Neowin happy. :ermm:

#27 Night Prowler

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 13:06

Two words: Ad Muncher

#28 Raa

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 13:16

Every time you block popups, popunders and those innocent, gigantic, loud and screen-filling sometimes-inappropriate video ads you make webmasters cry!

Sorry, but I pay my internet fees for content I want to see, not what YOU want me to see. :p


And I can't say i've seen a hosts file (small or large) slow down a browser at all. Unless you have a really slow (Reads: Pentium 3) computer...

#29 shall_i_cut

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 13:23

Too bad Chrome is where the cool is at B)

#30 +_Alexander

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:21

Too bad Chrome is where the cool is at B)


I consider cool to be full direct2d hardware acceleration