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Old 03-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Ad blocking function available/necessary for Linux?


I read this article today that says the AVG program has developed a way to block ads that track and build customer profiles on people. I have heard that Linux computers are virus resistant, but I wonder if they are tracking resistant too? Can we use AVG or is there a non-AVG way to block those companies from tracking us online?
 
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Firefox extensions Adblockplus, Noscript, Ghostery
Chrome Adblockplus, Ghostery
apps like privoxy
block 3rd party cookies
Browse using Incognito mode

lots of different ways to do the same thing without using something that slows down your computer.

For a lot more ways/ideas see my blog page:
Security and Privacy on the Internet - LinuxQuestions.org - https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...internet-3080/
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks!

That was a kick ass reply. Thanks for putting all that together for us.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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A good hosts file helps too.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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Oh FCOL not the Stone Age hosts file argument again...
 
Old 03-31-2012, 12:56 AM   #6
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still don't see what the big deal with using a host file is all about. It works. I have ran both with and without and didn't notice any speed difference. Heck the two decent adblockers on Android both just download host files.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #7
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A hosts file ate his ham sandwich in 1995 and he is still upset about them.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 06:09 PM   #8
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A hosts file ate his ham sandwich in 1995 and he is still upset about them.
LOL, that's funny. Thanks.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #9
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Firefox extensions Adblockplus, Noscript, Ghostery
Chrome Adblockplus, Ghostery
apps like privoxy
block 3rd party cookies
Browse using Incognito mode

lots of different ways to do the same thing without using something that slows down your computer.

For a lot more ways/ideas see my blog page:
Security and Privacy on the Internet - LinuxQuestions.org - https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...internet-3080/

I'd add privacy suit to that list too.
 
Old 03-31-2012, 07:39 PM   #10
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I am not supposed to use humor.
 
Old 04-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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still don't see what the big deal with using a host file is all about. It works. I have ran both with and without and didn't notice any speed difference.
With modern computers speed isn't the issue here but I don't see why I should rehash so I'll recycle what I said before: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post4610694
 
Old 04-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #12
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Actually I use a hosts file to speed up my computer. I put in the bad ones to 127 as well as common 30 or so that I normally visit to the correct IP. It may only save a few seconds a week but I feel more secure knowing what I want blocked is being blocked. (at least by name)
 
  


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