What Adblock filter do you use?

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  1. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    Topic says all.
    I'm looking for an Adblock filter that will remove the most ads.
     
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  3. squash

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    Yes, That is what I use. But I'm looking for filters (rules) for Adblock.
     
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  5. gottadoit

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    I also use the Filterset.G from pierceive

    Another alternative AdBlock filter set is available from RejZoR (of this forum) at http://www.excessive-software.tk/

    I also find that using BlocklistManager and Protowall (from the bluetack site) works really nicely in conjunction with the adblock filtering. One acts as a backup for the other

    Edit: Added link for Bluetack Internet Security Solutions
     
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  6. Close_Hauled

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    Here is my entire filter:

    Code:
    [Adblock]
    /40504728_v5body.gif
    /40504728_v5head.gif
    /ad.gif
    /ads.
    /ads/
    /adv.gif
    /ibs_bug.gif
    /icon-inline-search.gif
    /icon-inline-shop.gif
    /news_header.jpg
    /site_header_logo.jpg
    /sponsor.gif
    /sponsor_tile.gif
    1913My_line-locker_re-sized.jpg
    195.157.98.219/adframe.php
    195.157.98.219/ads/*
    1and1.co.uk
    2210062_80X60.jpg
    2o7.net
    3947293_80X60.jpg
    4414341.jpg
    a248.e.akamai.net
    abcnews.go.com/javascript
    abcnews.go.com/js/hbx.js
    abpi.net
    ad-lil.gif
    ad-str-148.gif
    ad.tomshardware.com
    adbrite.com
    adimage
    adimages
    adimg
    adlog.com.com
    ads.nwsource.com
    adserver
    adsrv
    adtech.de
    advertise125_1.gif
    advertisement.gif
    advertisement_down.gif
    advertising
    alibaba.gif
    allposters.com
    amch.questionmarket.com
    anandtech.com/banners
    atdmt
    atwola
    auspcmarket.com.au
    avitop.com
    bestpvps.com
    bfast.com
    big-boards.com
    blogads.com
    bluestreak.com
    boxads
    burstnet.com
    cache.bizrate.com
    casalemedia.com
    central.news.com.au
    click2houston.com/javascript
    click2houston.com/js
    cnn.dyn.cnn.com/weatherBox.html
    cnnBreakingNewsBanner
    common.ziffdavisinternet.com/js
    computerworld.com/topnavbar/topics_data.js
    cooldvdmovies.com
    dailytimes.com.pk/banners
    dennisnet.co.uk
    devx.com
    doubleclick
    dvdplayerrule.com
    ecommercetimes.com/images/sda/egain_120x600.jpg
    explanation-guide.info/files/include.js
    falkag.net
    fastclick
    flatscreenmania.com
    fly1.roadfly.org
    foxnews.com/js
    fphover.class
    ftjcfx.com
    gamesindustry.biz/img/ads
    gamesindustry.biz/img/frontpage/link_cv_button_short.gif
    geo.yahoo.com
    geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/1313/buyit.gif
    geocities.com/js_source
    global.msads.net/ads
    globalsecurity.org/__utm.js
    googlesyndication
    guardian.co.uk/external
    hb.lycos.com
    hmn.ru
    hometownannapolis.com/art/towers/twr_healthapple.gif
    hometownannapolis.com/java/SiteMap2ech.class
    hometownannapolis.com/jscript/jcpopunder.js
    http://rad.msn.com/ADSAdClient31.dll?GetAd?PG=HOTM44?TF=_NEW?AP=1089?SC=1089?HM=0450474d554b105154535446414671700a4f64511637520d5d525c5a470c2d530d606a?LOC=H?ID=00067FFE90B3701A?UC=127
    i.a.cnn.net/cnn/.element/ssi/js
    i.a.cnn.net/money/javascript
    i.a.cnn.net/si/.element/ssi/js
    i.a.cnn.net/si/2005_images/rotateMidBox/
    i.cnn.net/money/javascript
    i4u.com
    images.bimmerforums.com/banners
    images.bizrate.com
    images.mobileplanet.com
    industrybrains.com
    infinisource.com
    inklineglobal.com
    insightgrit.com
    intellitxt.com
    internetnews.com/RealMedia/ads
    internetnews.com/img/script.js
    ivwbox.de
    js.revsci.net
    linkmgmt.com
    linksynergy.com
    list.ru
    liveperson.net
    livescience.com
    log.go.com
    log.trafic.ro
    media.arstechnica.com/Templates/ArsTechnica/uiTools.js
    mediamgr.ugo.com
    mediaplex
    mobileplanet.com
    money.cnn.com/javascript
    mp3playersrule.com
    nasatech.com
    nedstatbasic
    netshelter.net
    newscientist.com/data/images/ads/
    newscientist.com/decorator/inc/hbx.js
    newsfactor.com/favicon.ico
    newsfactor.com/images/ads
    nifty.com
    oas.foxnews.com/RealMedia/ads
    onsmartpages.com
    overture.com
    personal.news.yahoo.com/us/news/ratings
    pointroll.com
    promote.pair.com
    pure360.com
    qksrv.net
    qksz.net
    qnsr.com
    rcm-images.amazon.com
    rcm.amazon.com
    ru4.com
    sageanalyst.net
    scripts.lycos.com
    secure-us.imrworldwide.com
    securewebs.com
    server-au.imrworldwide.com
    server-us.imrworldwide.com
    smallestdigicams.com
    space.com/js
    space.com/js/popup.js
    space.com/js/site_pops.js
    spacedaily.com/portals/spacedaily-headlines-brbr.js
    spacewar.com
    spodesabode.com/mainpics
    sportsillustrated.cnn.com/cookie.crumb
    ss.webring.com
    starwave.com
    thebestnotebooks.com
    theinquirer.net/images/ads
    themis.geocities.yahoo.com
    timeinc.net
    tomshardware.com/consumer/20050414/images/fp_top_logo.gif
    tomshardware.com/includes99/crossnav_iframe.html?/index.html
    topkitchengadgets.com
    tribalfusion
    tripod.com/adm
    tsgonline.com
    ugo.com
    us.adserver.yahoo.com
    us.geocities.com
    us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mc/mc.js
    utarget.co.uk
    valueclick
    vibrantmedia.com
    visit.geocities.com
    vnunet.com/includes
    vpptechnologies.com
    wide_videoTab_main.shtml
    yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a
    zdmcirc.com
    zedo.com
    zipzoomfly.com
    It works pretty good for most sites. I get no false positives. The "ads" filters seem to be the most affective.
     
  7. squash

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    Thanks all for your input.

    I have decided to use a combination of both: Perceive (Blocks advanced ads) and RejZor (Personally, how I would have made my own hosts file, except it's better) for filters in Adblock.

    And MPVC and Mike's hosts file/s as backup - for anything that goes through the 2 adblock filters.

    I also have flashblock installed, no no flash content loads without me pressing the play button.

    Good enough... :)
     
  8. Acadia

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    Don't the folks who developed the Mozilla AdBlocker already have some very complete blocking lists? They use to.

    Acadia
     
  9. gottadoit

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    Seeing as you have mentioned FF extensions you should also have a look at PrefBar, as it provides a *very* quick and convenient way to turn off functionality like java, javascript (and flash if you like). I have customised the bar a little to show these buttons "referrer,images,flash,popus,javascript,java,animation,cookies,cookie warning,colors,SystemColors,ClearCache"
    As a result I tend to browse most sites (even safe ones) with javascript disabled and its easy to turn off images as well to get that retro look and a faster page load...

    Something to consider when using hosts files for blocking is that at least a few of the advertisers have moved on and are now using IP addresses (which don't need a name lookup)

    The advantage of an IP blocker is that it works on both the name or the IP
    The disadvantage is that it can block hosts that you want to get to and can require some tweaking occasionally

    You can set it up on the same machine (Protowall, Outpost plugin, ZAP Rules etc) or using another machine as a proxy and/or firewall. I have used the rules generated from the Blocklist directly loaded into ZoneAlarm Pro as well as using Protowall and both work well. Other people have had good experiences with the Outpost plugin...
     
  10. squash

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    I tried PrefBar, it was good but some buttons don't work properly and I don't like how it takes screen viewing space (yes, I can just press a key to hide/show when ever I want but I can't be bothered). Instead I use the "x" extension which takes up a button on the toolbar, I just click it then press OK... and it deletes all sensitive files. Furthermore, I rarely need to disable/enable thigns regulary so I have no use for it.

    With the advertisers and IP Address issues, hopefully Adblock will block ads regardless of IP address or hostname. Granted, that hosts files don't protect against IP address advertisers, but thats why I have Adblock with 2 filters as backup.
     
  11. beachlvrs5

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    I recently started using Firefox. For the first week it was wonderful. Then, suddenly, ads started popping up--is there something else you suggest I load, or some sort of setting I need to take care of? Thanks! <[COLOR=Blue]Removed[/COLOR]>@msn.com
     
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  12. Acadia

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    When you say ads, do you mean popups or regular ads. By the way, you might want to delete your email address from your post to protect yourself from harvester-bots.

    Acadia
     
  13. beachlvrs5

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    Hey, thanks...I mistakenly thought someone had to reply to my email address. Then, I realized I was on this website!
    THANKS to whoever removed my email address. Geez, my problems would have gotten a zillion times worse!
     
  14. mdew

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    You'll probably find there are many false positives with those 2 lines, for example, /ads/ will match downloads and anything else with "ads" in the url.
     
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