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 Post subject: Windows Host File (Add Blocking)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:34 am 
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Found this in an old forum i used to belong to. Figured that you guys would like it.

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This is to anyone who hates ads... They slows window loading, are irritating, we hate them...

So how we can cut 'em out???

There are two ways:
First is a little program, BUT this program can be irritated too...

So there is a way to delete ads in other way so...

...second is (I write it for XP sys, I haven't used 98 or Me windows for veeeery long time, so I don't remember how to do it in those systems; maybe someone who have can write it down):

1. Open Start and choose "run" option (it's the option which starts command line window - where You can start cmd and msconfig... )

2. write there: "notepad.exe %SystemRoot%/system32/drivers/etc/hosts"

3. A notepad window will open with "hosts" file opened

4. Then, goto this website, and copy the entire text and replace your old hosts files with it.
http://www.rival.ionws.com/misc/hosts.txt

5. save the file and its done! You should now be browsing the internet 99.9% ad free! enjoy

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If you're using your hosts file in leui of DNS (for hosts on the LAN), then you want to append the file, not replace it.

Also, for Windows 98, I believe the location was just C:\Windows\hosts

Back in the day, we'd use to redirect MSN Mail to Hamsterdance.com using the hosts file. It confused the heck out of my wife's college roommate, but she never said anything.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:20 pm 
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That is a pretty good idea in general.

Of course anybody who actually uses hosts for DNS will usually know better than to overwrite their existing file but it's a good thing to mention. I might have to use it myself.

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