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Is there anyway to block ads in Internet Explorer 9?

By Jskid
May 22, 2011
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  1. Is there anyway to block ads in Internet Explorer 9? At least can certain ip addresses be blocked from the browser?
     
  2. secretassasin69

    secretassasin69 TS Rookie Posts: 61

  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    According to there website "with the release of IE9 it is clear, that it will not be a great solution" :)
     
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    hosts file, blocks ads & other unwanted stuff in every app.

    And you can add IP addresses to it as well.
     
  5. lewisje

    lewisje TS Rookie

    No you can't, only full hostnames (like if you wanted to block YouTube, you would need to put both youtube.com and www.youtube.com into the HOSTS file, no wildcards allowed); also this one is better because it is smaller (huge HOSTS files slow down your TCP/IP stack) and has fewer false positives: http://pgl.yoyo.org/as/serverlist.php?hostformat=hosts&showintro=0&useip=0.0.0.0&mimetype=plaintext
    Also consider using HostsMan to automate the updating of your HOSTS file and to optimize it (so the "disable DNS Client" suggestion may not even be necessary): http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

    If you do want to block specific IP addresses, use PeerBlock: http://www.peerblock.com/releases
    I have posted a guide about the use of PeerBlock: https://code.google.com/p/jansal/wiki/PeerBlock

    As for an IE9-specific solution (one that can block specific URL patterns, even using some wildcards), try the Main and Stats lists from Fanboy, who has converted his Adblock Plus subscriptions into Tracking Protection Lists: http://fanboy.co.nz/ie.html
     
  6. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    Is there a difference between PeerBlock and Peer Guardian?
     
  7. lewisje

    lewisje TS Rookie

    PeerBlock is the successor to the discontinued PeerGuardian.
     
  8. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 343

    Awesome, thanks man this list has WAY fewer false positives
     

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