I don’t mind pop-up ads as much as others, but there is one on
www.gamefaqs.com that is very annoying. It’s for an “Erotic Casino” site, which has nothing to do with video games.
Anyway, I don’t mind that it pops up, but was wondering if I can put it’s url into explorer somewhere so that when it tries to load it, it puts up a blank site.
July 25, 2002, 3:24pm
You could download pop-up stopper software–there’s loads to choose from–and next time it appears add it to the kill list. I used to use POW! by AnalogX quite happily, but I’d suggest trawling
www.download.com to find the right program for you.
Modify the host file to block that site.
see for instructions:
The Proximatron is a web tool which lets you both block pop-ups and selectively block content from selected sites (as well as quite a number of other useful functions)
July 25, 2002, 7:48pm
Just add to your HOSTS file.
I have about 10,000 lines in my hosts file and it gets rid of most junk, ads etc.
July 25, 2002, 8:47pm
Larry, the hosts file I linked to is about 16 times larger than the one you linked to. Much more effective and updated.
I didn’t follow that link, 'cuz I assumed it was just an explanation of how to manually add servers to the file.
Thanks, I’ll grab that!