Which Firewalls Block Ads - Default Settings?

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  1. Ascendancy

    Ascendancy Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    I am trying to discover which firewalls / antivirus programs or similar block ads by default.
    I recently discovered that Kaspersky was blocking some ad networks and i would like to know what other programs do this out of the box?

    I tried searching online but can find nowhere which actually lists all the common antivirus programs which shows ad blocking default settings.

    Does anyone know of a website which does?
    Or if anyone knows which recent security programs do this - it would really be appreciated.


    Thanks
     
  2. sded

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    Outpost firewall PRO and Outpost Security Suite ( the free version of firewall not ) have adblock feature too if you install the web control feature (installed by default).
     
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    Are there any problems that could arise from using one?
     
  5. sded

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    The one discussed on the reference is that you may see a slowdown and want to turn off your DNS Client service-I don't find it noticeable, but YMMV. You also may actually want to visit some of the sites listed, so might need to edit the file to turn their URLs into comments. It does block malware and porn sites as well as plain old ads. ;) Some firewalls, Online Armor and Outpost for example, also support the import of blocklists from online sources like http://blocklistpro.com/download-center/ .
     
  6. Ascendancy

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    I am not really seeking a solution to ad blocking but i would like to know which security programs block by default - so i can work out how many users do not see adverts on common websites.

    So i can work out what % of users on the internet no longer see ads without even realising that their security program is blocking them due to the default settings.

    You see?
     
  7. renegade08

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    I presume this user is not searching for bloking ads, but for opposite.
    Something like reverse engineering.

    Discovering week points of security apps in order to by-pass them.

    Nice try.
     
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