Can anyone recommend a good adblocker??

Can anyone recommend a good adblocker?? for Internet explorer?Thats capable of getting rid of these annoying Trademe ads

geek_movies2go, Aug 30, 7:13 pm

I can recomend a better browser...

geek_little_egypt, Aug 30, 7:23 pm

Google ie7 pro works on ie8 as well.

geek_nzmu, Aug 30, 7:24 pm

Dont know what that is? but i guess ill google -google ie7 pro then.Thanks. you want to go on about the browser war ok.What is your recommendation firefox?

geek_movies2go, Aug 30, 7:27 pm

Firefox with Adblock plus works real good. I Hate adds.

geek_pcfix4u, Aug 30, 7:40 pm

The HOSTS file, google for the MVPS one and the page has instructions on disabling the DNS client service. Works with any browser, speeds up dialup. You need to unblock ad.au.doubleclick.net and ad.nz.doubleclick.net before TVNZ ondemand will work.

geek_gyrogearloose, Aug 30, 7:41 pm

a modified hosts file with the trademe/ads* filter perhaps? unless you want to use a decent browser like firefox or opera [among many others]

geek_0800xford, Aug 30, 7:41 pm

Yep ie7 pro

geek_swivel, Aug 30, 7:42 pm

Gyro That's the problem with using a hosts file; some sites put real content and ads on the same server which means the hosts file can't block one thing and not the other, it can only block (or not block) the whole server.

geek_little_egypt, Aug 30, 7:51 pm

Sure, then block the bad sites with a HOSTS file and use something else to be more granular within a site if you need to. Those are the only 2 exceptions that have ever become apparent to me. I can point out a flaw with other methods equally - they rely on a specific download that works with a specific browser on a specific operating system (eg; there is no adblocker add-on for Chrome). As far as I am aware, the HOSTS file method works on any version of Windows, any browser, and linux to boot...

geek_gyrogearloose, Aug 30, 7:58 pm

I downloaded ie plus all ads gone.And its only 500 kb

geek_movies2go, Aug 30, 8:01 pm

Welladblock plus works on a specific browser in ANY operating system (I've installed the same plugin in FF on Windows, OSX and Linux). I don't quite understand why someone would want to use more than one browser anyhow. Except perhaps for web testing, in which case you really want all of them to be using default settings and as few plugins as possible.

geek_little_egypt, Aug 30, 8:15 pm

I don't quite understand why someone would want to use more than one browser? Where's your sense of adventure man? It's fun trying out stuff thats new or in development.

geek_sirfer, Aug 30, 8:31 pm

I use Firefox for most things however, I find epiphany with ad blocker off useful for watching TVNZ on demand, and for quick surfing that doesn't require my favourite extensions.

geek_rua69, Aug 30, 8:46 pm

. epiphany is all good aye

geek_0800xford, Aug 30, 8:53 pm

it's very very fast! I understand Google Chrome is based on it.

geek_rua69, Aug 30, 8:57 pm

No, no Chrome uses WebKit. Epiphany up to 2.26.3 is built on Gecko; future builds will be with WebKit.

geek_rua69, Aug 30, 9:46 pm

IE8 has a built in ad blocker It is called in private filtering. As always there are a couple of tweaks. You should download a registry hack so that it always starts when you fire up IE. Also, you can download an XML file and import it into IE. This contains blocked sites compiled by Firefox adblocker. Google is your freind.

geek_traderstu, Aug 30, 10:24 pm

Yesprivate filtering has been designed for people who search for things that they want to hide,Such as porn.

geek_movies2go, Aug 30, 10:48 pm

how about corm? http://monkeysfly.net/kaistar/comedy/corm.jpg

geek_0800xford, Aug 30, 10:59 pm

Movies2go Are you thinking of InPrivate browsing? Different thing entirely.

geek_traderstu, Aug 31, 7:24 am

webkit for the win Been using chromium, arora and midori in Linux and they make Firefox and other gecko based browsers look lame.

geek_sirfer, Aug 31, 9:06 am

also Using epiphany-webkit now....very impressive! 100/100 on the acid3 acidtest, and it feels faster than chrome

geek_sirfer, Aug 31, 9:15 am