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Adblock Sold Out...

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  2. Andy


    That explains the popups lately
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  3. Greg

    Greg Full Member

    My main ad avoidance strategy is one of the oldest there is: the hosts file. It's a vestige of the days before modern DNS servers, and is in essence a DNS server hard coded in a text file in your computer. Format is IP address followed by site URL. Windows, Linux... I think everybody has it. Still there after all these years.

    So here's what you do. I do this full time but you can remediate Adblock with the same strategy. Use your Adblock then figure out the URLs that they allow through, put them in your hosts file.

    There's a reserved IP address on every computer: Technically it is your local host, or loop-back. Accessing that IP address causes the request to be forwarded to your own computer. Since you don't have a server it just times out. Example:

    Code: exoclick.com
    So keep using your Adblock and then use hosts as a second layer to snag the people they sold out to.
  4. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

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