Re: Hosts File For Ad Blocking
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There are a few different options around. I've been using a hosts file from: http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/ for awhile now and it seems to work well.
As for whether to use a hosts file or ad-blocking software, I'd say the considerations of each are:
Ad blocking software:
- Need to check accessibility of interface
- Should be able to update automatically to keep abreast of new ad services / threats
- Usually running all the time so may have an impact on performance.
- Need to update manually (either adding items in by hand, or at least downloading a new version of the hosts file from your chosen source)
- It involves editing a text file, so no accessibility issues to worry about.
- not a running program, so no performance impact
- Possibility to be reset by things like Windows updates
If you want something that's constantly updated and don't mind it sitting in the taskbar, an ad-blocker is probably a good way to go. If you like tinkering yourself or minimising the amount of running programs, a hosts file could be the way to go.
On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 7:30 AM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote: