What is the best way to avoid web banners?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello. I installed Adblock Plus on Firebox already. However, there are still web banners appearing on the screen. On a website that provides free movie viewing, different ads keep appearing blocking the view of the movie. I also noticed that for the past two weeks, there are more small web banners appearing at the bottom of the video viewing screen. What is the best free tool available to stop these annoying ads from appearing? Thanks.
  2. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    adblock+ is customizable. you can also switch the predefined list. It took ma a couple of tried to get the one I like.

    I also use Flashblock which blocks flash. Most adds are flash.

    I also updated my my hosts file to backlist a large number of add sites.
    I use the one at http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

    I hardly get any adds.

    NoScript is also a good option, however I have never used it.

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