Free Advert Blocker?

  mattyc_92 17:54 20 Sep 2005

Hi, I have got rid of Norton IS 2005 and replaced it with Avast and ZoneAlarm.

The only things I haven't replaced is a parental control (which I am not really bothered about) and a "ad blocker" (as in banners like this site has).

Can anyone recommened a decent free ad blocker?

As usual, thanks in advance

  VoG II 17:56 20 Sep 2005

If you use Firefox, Adblock click here

  mattyc_92 17:59 20 Sep 2005

Cheers VoG™, but I sometimes use IE as some sites still don't allow you to use firefox (not many though).

Any others? (I will keep that one in mind VoG™)

  GaT7 18:16 20 Sep 2005

mattyc_92, try a free Hosts file based ad-blocker click here.

I used NIS2003 in the past & it was excellent at blocking ads. NIS2005 must've been just as good if not better, so I can understand if you miss it - I do.G

  mattyc_92 18:29 20 Sep 2005

Thanks Crossbow7, but I don't really want to mess around with the host files (already have a headache from work). Yes, I do miss NIS2005 sometimes, but it is a resource hog and never detected viruses I knew I had.

Any others?

  GaT7 18:38 20 Sep 2005

A few free ones to choose from click here.

Actually, I found the NAV part of NIS that really slowed things down. Only a few months ago I was using it in Win98se (384Mb RAM). I removed NAV & left the rest of NIS - on doing this it seemed like my PC was running 2-3 times faster. G

  mattyc_92 18:40 20 Sep 2005

Cheers... I will try some of them...

Thanks for your time and help.

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