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ke4pym
Premium
join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC

3 recommendations

Thank you browser add-ons

Special thanks to Adblock and Ghostery for keeping this mess off my workstations.

openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

1 recommendation

And simply not trusting Facebook to access other content.

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Miami, FL
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to ke4pym
Adblock filters are getting sloppy. I notice some ADS getting through now surfing websites :/


Packeteers
Premium
join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
reply to ke4pym
i use Ghostery & WOT (i see no reason why you need to use adblock too) - and noticed a sluggishness when visiting various media sights recently - i wonder if it's tied too all those unresolvable facebook links.


Morac
Cat god

join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
kudos:1
reply to ke4pym
I like Adblock except that it is bloated. It causes Firefox to use an additional 60 MB of memory.


Packeteers
Premium
join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
unload adblock and see if this helps instead;

»www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

it blocks all the ad IPs using no resources
well before you even open your browser
and you don't even have to keep it loaded
unless you need to enable ads on the fly.

luisortega

join:2010-08-31
Osceola, IA

1 recommendation

reply to brianiscool
Do you have the "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" unchecked? It's checked by default and I haven't noticed any ads getting through lately.


ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to Packeteers
is there a way to do something like this on my router?


BF69 Fan

@charter.com
reply to Morac
in a world where the average new pc has 8 gigs of ram. 60 is an issue?


n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

1 recommendation

reply to Packeteers
said by Packeteers:

unload adblock and see if this helps instead;

»www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

it blocks all the ad IPs using no resources
well before you even open your browser
and you don't even have to keep it loaded
unless you need to enable ads on the fly.

I used to do that but some ad server IP's also host legitimate content. I started getting to many broken links and found that AdBlock was really the only solution for me. Add in Ghostery to prevent tracking and everything works pretty well.
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I support the right to keep and arm bears.


Packeteers
Premium
join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
yes, i do concede hostsman can occasionally block something commercial you may want - here is a case in point; last summer i started playing a new mmo from a new publisher who freely admitted in their FAQ they were accumulating data for marketing research and university study programs, so naturally hostsman blocked one or both of these entities which in turn disabled part of the game launcher, so in order to play i had to disable hostsman. about 2 months later their blacklists were updated to allow this game to run unfettered. so desirable content may rarely get blocked, but eventually it does seems to sort itself out - and i have since returned to using hostsman without further incident.


zoom314

join:2005-11-21
Yermo, CA
Reviews:
·DSL EXTREME
·Time Warner Cable
reply to BF69 Fan
said by BF69 Fan :

in a world where the average new pc has 8 gigs of ram. 60 is an issue?

8GB? Mine has 16GB, but yeah 60MB isn't really a big issue, My browser does better than that, more like 1810MB at the moment....