this is almost mandatory
using dialup...helps with broadband as well
there is a nice speed bump you can use...
You can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, 3rd party Cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs, and even most hijackers. This is accomplished by blocking the connection(s) that supplies these little gems.
Example - the following entry 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net blocks all files supplied by that DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing. This also prevents the server from tracking your movements. Why? ... because in certain cases "Ad Servers" like Doubleclick (and many others) will try to open a separate connection on the webpage you are viewing. thus always trying to loads some ad for you
Important! Windows Vista requires special instructions
The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.htm
Download: hosts.zip (144 kb)http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.zip
How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://www.mvps.org/...2002/hosts2.htm
HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.mvps.org/...02/hostsfaq.htm
Note: the "text" version makes a great resource
for determining possible culprits ... (629 kb)http://www.mvps.org/...p2002/hosts.txt
Sign up for HOSTS file update noticeshttp://www.mvps.org/...002/updates.htm
Visit the Hosts News bloghttp://msmvps.com/bl...ws/default.aspx
Microsoft MVP - 1999-2007
"There's no place like 127.0.0.1"
FIREFOX SHOWS ONLY 2 DIFFERENT CONNECTIONS...CHROME SHOWS 3
Edited by happyrock, 19 December 2008 - 05:44 PM.