Block Ads on Internet Explorer and Firefox or any other.

Ads on many web sites are very annoying and irrelevant. Some Ads are very flashy, sound enabled which might just popup and might put you in bizarre situation.

Blocking the ads in web site can lead to productive browsing too 😉 You’d need to install an add on to either IE , Firefox or another way is to block on Hosts file.

Block using Hosts file.

> This file tells your computer what numerical address ( is associated with what URL  ( . This is located at c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc on windows xp. This hosts file can be modified to make the add various ad tracking and malicious websites and make it resolve to local host and fail.

hpHosts LogohpHOSTS is a web site of the community managed hosts file, which is used for blocking access to thousands of malicious web sites. It currently blocks access to more then 50,00 host names. All of these host names are related to known spyware and adware pushers, advertisers, virus makers and other questionable players. hpHosts-Setup can automatically download and install the hpHOSTS file.  Download hpHosts setup or file alone.

> Download Mike’s Ad Blocking Hosts file which can block a lot of pre defined ad publishers. This is a self extracting file which will make the hosts file to be copied direct to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc on windows xp.

Block Ads on Internet Explorer using IE7Pro.

IE7Pro - The must have add-on for Internet Explorer IE7Pro is a must have add-on for Internet Explorer, which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and customizable. AD Blocker feature. It blocks all forms of advertising, including Flash ads, rich media, fly-ins, slide-ins, pop-ups, pop-unders, spyware and adware ads, and messenger ads. Install here.

Block Ads on Firefox using Adblock Plus.

image  Adblock Plus is a Firefox plugin which gets rid of all the ads and banners. It has a various options – Right-click on a banner and choose Adblock from the context menu – the banner won’t be downloaded again. Or click Adblock Plus icon in the toolbar to see all elements of the page and block the banners. Install here.

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