Discussion in 'polls' started by GUI_Tex, Feb 7, 2006.
Firefox with adblockplus and noscript
I use the firefox antipopup and the antibanner from KIS 2011
I use Opera with Fanboy AdBlock.
I don't have a problem with the idea of having ads on a page or site to help pay for it. When the ads are trying to track you, dropping their own cookies, flashing or being obnoxious, it's another story. If advertizers would exercize a little common sense, a lot of people who block all ads might view things differently, but they never seem to know when to stop. Their stinking greed overrides any sense they might have had. I don't need ads in the middle of what I'm trying to read. I don't want flashing distractions or ads with audio blasting at me while I have music playing. As long as advertizers keep using "in your face" methods, I'll keep blocking them.
I do block ads for various personal reasons and am aware of both sides of the story - pros and cons of doing so. It's an individual choice made after considerable thinking.
Basically, I just use an ad-block add-on or filter with each browser I use...the popular ones that has been mentioned countless times here.
Morals? Ethics? Money-making for sites? That's a space to be argued upon at a later time...
After trying to stay away from Ad blockers as long as possible I am finally putting one on each of my machines. Its not because I dislike the ads but I keep having malware attempts to come through them, and I have slow net and when ad's load it really slows down my speed. I will be allowing ads on sites I want to support but for the rest I have Adblock Plus and Ghostery protecting me.
Adblock for Chrome and urlfilter.ini for Opera. It doesn't block the text ads though
Hosts file and Firefox with Adblock Plus.
Adblock Plus and KIS' Anti-Banner. A very effective combo.
I consider tracking to be part of the net ad issue, so I lump them together:
- HostsMan with hpHosts (Ad and tracking servers only) + Peter Lowe's AdServers List
- If you just blindly click "all lists" you will get a huge HOSTS file that will kill your DNS reliability at least in Windows 7
- Adblock Plus with EasyList + EasyPrivacy + Fanboy Annoyances + Fanbooy Tracking/Stats + Malware Domains
- Adblock Element Hiding Helper for my own personal blockings
- SpywareBlaster for blocked cookies (tracking)
- Allow only Session cookies
- Fanboy's urlfilter.ini With Stat/Tracking Sites
- Fanboy's Optimised Eelment Filter
- Used SRWare iron, but it is not updated fast enough for me, now back to Google Chrome build
- Adblock with lists from above
- Click&Clean for removing LSO and other cookies
IE - not used at all
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