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Use /etc/hosts to block ads at the local level
Authored by: dimwell on Nov 15, '05 07:41:42AM
Here's a pretty extensive HOSTS file. It's what I use on all my machines.

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt

Hope this helps.

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Use /etc/hosts to block ads at the local level
Authored by: jonesy on Nov 15, '05 10:49:53AM

And a couple more.

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

and

http://www.everythingisnt.com/hosts.html

Both sites are reputable and update the files regularly to reflect the shifting adwhore landscape.

Another item of interest, if you use Firefox.

Adblock - an extention to block ads on a per ad basis rather than the all-or-nothing of a host file.

NoScript - Blocks javascript, java, flash, and a whole host of other plugins . Like adblock, banned sites can be on a per incident basis.

Go to the Firefox extention page and search for them.

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