Blocking ads, pop ups and banners?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Basiq Flac, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Basiq Flac

    Basiq Flac [H]Lite

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    I have the latest FireFox and use Kaspersky Internet Utilities 2011.
    Was wondering if I can do anything more to block more ads and crap on websites?

    I use the Anti-Banner in Kaspersky, but a few still come through.
     
  2. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw [H]ardForum Junkie

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    adblock... a free addon to firefox :)
     
  3. Vito_Corleone

    Vito_Corleone [H]ard|Gawd

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    werd

    Adblock is awesome. You could also look into NoScript. I haven't used it for a long time though. It can be a pita sometimes.
     
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    Cobalt2112 [H]ard|Gawd

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    intogamer 2[H]4U

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    NoScript + NoRedirect as well

    With many ISPs redirecting you to their ad-filled search engines for mis-typed domain directs, you can pay $5/year for OpenDns Deluxe to speed up your DNS resolve time and remove the ads for redirects.
     
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    ciggwin [H]ardness Supreme

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    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=760666

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    stiltner [H]ardForum Junkie

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    In there is a link to Hostsman. Use it, love it, covet it, and offer to have its babies. Its hands down one of the best tools there is for hosts file management. I use it to stop a lot of virus passing sites. Has 3 hosts it uses for blacklists and it works wonders in stopping a lot of potential virus issues as all those sites just route off to /home.
     
  8. Brak710

    Brak710 [H]ard|Gawd

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    99.999% sure this rule is for blocking this site and nothing more. I believe Kyle stated before that as long as you white-list Hardocp and Hardforum, it will be a non issue. I run Adblock+, but have all of Hard's sites white-listed.

    I completely recommend using addons like this for computers that security is paramount, and this includes users who are "LOL FREE STUFF?!?" when it comes to banner ads.

    UTM appliances/servers/services (like Untangle, for example) can also do this before the computer even gets the webpage.