I have to use dialup at home so anytime I can trim out unwanted content to
make the pages load faster I'm going to do it! Advertising is overtaking MOST
sites and is becoming more and more intrusive. There's a lot of ad blocking
software available, but I'd like to show you guys how to do it the FREE way.
This project will continually be updated.
May 3, 2004 --> Initial Post
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Win 98\ME = C:\WINDOWS
Linux/BSD/Solaris/Unixes: /etc/hosts (must be root user)
How does this work?
You'll have a line that looks like this:
What it does is anytime your computer tries to connect to ads.zdnet.com it'll
be sent to your localhost AKA you're computer. What this does is makes the
system pull up either an empty space or nothing at all when trying to connect to
Get the file
After you have the file make any additions to it that you think you may need.
If you believe we should add some more things to this file please post it in the
After your modifications are made rename hosts.txt to hosts
No . (dot) anything JUST hosts.