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Okay, I heard about this project a while ago, and was interested, but the results were unsatisfactory. But I went back tonight to see how things were looking, and installed it and I have to say it is amazing.



I have not seen a Macromedia flash ad all night. You know the ones I mean right? the ones that Mozilla can't block images for as you get a horrible flash menu when you right click.

http://adblock.mozdev.org/

It seems they have some kind of an overlay, which prevents you seeing the flash ad, or it makes the menu system vanish which leaves control in the users hand. Ironically I have been trying to find one of these ads all night to experiment on, and I can't. I got so desperate I even went to Newsforge, and I couldn't find one anywhere. So either my basic filter list is proving very adequate to start with, or adblock has got much better at doing what it does. Anyway it seems I have finally found a way to browse cleanly.

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Hmmm, this has always worked perfectly for me:
http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/redhat/za ... apper.html

I'll have to try the one you link to at work since I get tired of seeing the flash ads at http://linuxtoday.com there (I don't get them at home because of the above linked ad zapper).

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That is a plan for later down the line. I will certainly look into it, but until this system stops being a production use machine I can't experiment on it in any great amount.

Actually I didn't realise your tip prevented those horrible Macromedia ads, I thought they came up regardless. Also I want my roomies to be safe on the net when I'm not around to help 24/7. So showing them programs helps that a lot I can set things up, show them tips and forget about it. One has slipped off the Moz. wagon, but then that comp is going and is being replaced by a Mac, so he he it'll be a KHTML compatible at least :)

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Post by Void Main »

I never did follow through with my testing of that adblock utility for Mozilla and I don't know why I waited so long. It is quite amazing!

Just click on the install link and press OK a couple of times and you are ready to zap annoying Flash Ads, images, iframes, etc:
http://adblock.mozdev.org/dev.html

You can use wildcards to block entire servers (*). Squid gets most of it but this will get everything else. And if you don't want to install Squid this can take care of all of your ad annoyances. Using YaHoo mail isn't the annoying experience it once was.

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