Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Feb. 26 2007,14:40
If so, install adblock or adblock plus. This is perhaps the most vital firefox extension available. It's especially helpful due to its ability to use wildcards, so you can set a filter http://ads.* to block all subdomains named "ads", or */banners/* to block all content from any directory named "banners"
I've honestly never used the host access files in Linux, but it just seemed like it would be the easiest way to block a host from any access to your machine. For banners in a web browser, however, I tend to just let the browser block them. This might have to change eventually, though. It seems the more time goes by, the tougher we need to get with security, privacy, and annoyances.