what's a good adblocking hosts file?

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  1. iceni60

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    what's a good adblocking hosts file? thanks
     
  2. WSFuser

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    when i did use a HOSTS file, i relied on MVPS Hosts. i like it because its small and it doesnt have many "false positives". some HOSTS like bluetack block too much.
     
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    thanks, i'm wasn't too sure which one to use because i only want to use it for adblocking on Linux. i installed bluetack a couple of days ago and so far it seems OK. i'm using Privoxy too. i think i'm going to try importing the firefox adblock filter set into Privoxy, in the 'filter file'
     
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    have u tried running proxomitron on wine? it may slowdown browsing but i find it very good for ad blocking.
     
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    yes, i have got proxomitron too. but, what i'm hoping to use is adblock with Privoxy :cool:
     
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    Hostsman contains also a host file called "Block Adverts" along with hpHosts, MVPS Hosts and Mike's Hosts.
    I wished there was Virusman too for loading definition databases, like KAV, NOD32, McAfee, BitDefender, ...
    Stop dreaming ErikAlbert and stay on topic. :)
     
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    Read the topic title carefully & literally. Evidently the goal is to find a hosts file for blocking good ads.:cool:

    But seriously folk, I add my recommendation to those who already have suggested MVPS. Or use a firewall that has adblocking capability (such as Outpost).
     
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    i deleted windows, i've only got Linux :D do you know what the last site on the list is that hostsman will automatically update from, i think it's the Block Ads one? i think the first three are under one category, then the last one is an adblocking hosts file. i might be wrong though :cautious:
     
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    yeah, i like you too.
     
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