Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Apr 6, 2009 0:21:15 GMT 12
I get very virtually no ads, because I'm running a proxy server that blocks ad files from downloading with webpages. All my browser pages are very clean and I really notice it when I am online at work surfing the net and seeing ads everywhere that I don't see on my own computers.
The proxy server I use is Proxomitron. Search for it with Google and you can locate a site to download it from (it's free). Proxomitron works with ALL versions of Windows so far (including Vista) and it doesn't change your computer's settings in any way. To get it up and running (once you activate it), all you have to do is to enable proxy servers in your browser settings and insert a port number (8080) and server host name (localhost). Proxomitron also includes tools to create new filters if advertisers manage to beat it and get ads through to you, although in about five years of using it, I've only needed to create three new filters.
If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space!
I know there's nothing anyone here can do, but I just want to vent that the latest annoyance for me is the 'when will you die' ad. It's a shocker, can't stop the damned thing from making noise unless you quickly scroll down to hide it.
I know there's a lot of money in aviation because I put it there.