LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 242

Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
Linux Advertisement Blocking Program Needed


I admit I have a huge Phobia. I do not like advertisements on the radio, on television, or on the Internet.

I need one or two or three or four Linux Ad blocking programs to stop my headaches. Surely someone has developed such programs by now. Has anyone any suggestions, Please????
 
Old 12-17-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
jollyjoice
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo 64
Posts: 383

Rep: Reputation: 30
if your using firefox there is an extension to do that, its called adblock. There is also one to update its filters automatically.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:49 PM   #3
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 242

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
Thanks Jollyjoice,

I use Epiphany and Opera as browsers. I have never tried to use the Gnome desktop Firefox browser because both of my ISP's are under contract with Microsoft who has recently found ways to bamboozle the Firefox browser causng Firefox to revamp their software all the time now.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:56 PM   #4
Lordandmaker
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 258

Rep: Reputation: 38
Not sure how similar Mozilla is to FF in terms of hijacking, but somewhere out there there is an adblock plus for the mozilla suite.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:16 PM   #5
edcutis
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: USA, Missouri
Distribution: mandriva , Kubuntu, MEPIS
Posts: 140

Rep: Reputation: 15
you could also filter all your port 80 traffic thru dansguardian, a web content filter. It catches a lot of ads, even the embedded ones that don't pop up, or under...
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:31 AM   #6
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 242

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
Thank You Edcutis!!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:04 AM   #7
lostn1slinux
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Suse, Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, DSL, Fedora, Redhat Entrerprise
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 15
opera has pop up blocking, even though microsoft has found wasy to bamboozle firefox the only version they would change would be the windows version as it only directly relates to product interference for windows, linux version should remain untouched.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 06:22 PM   #8
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 242

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
Hi Edcutis,

I am afraid Dansguardian and its links shook me up. I do not want to risk putting any programs on top of this supersensitive Suse Linux 10 operating system.

Checking out all of that stuff gave me an idea though.

As told to me earlier within this forum; I have to use a U.S. Robotics 5683 external modem to connect my Linux operating system to the Internet. If U.S. Robotics has filters for its external modems they should should be able to help me. I have Emailed them seeking help.

Thank You for your input!!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 07:52 PM   #9
jamie_barrow
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Distribution: Windows XP, yup :D Will be back onto Ubuntu probably someday
Posts: 107

Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm guessing you know very little about computers.

First off, Firefox is from Mozilla, not GNOME.
Second, you can't filter adverts using an external modem, thats just silly.
Third, just use Firefox with adblock.
Fourth, just use Firefox with adblock, 'cause it does also work in Windows (I'm using it right now, yes I know, should be using Ubuntu, haven't got round to setting up Internet connection yet).

Last, but not least, when the adverts come on on the radio block your ears, when on TV either block your ears and close your eyes or if you have a PVR (which I doubt) pause, wait a while and fast-forward through them.

If that doesn't cure your headache, take some Panado.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 08:00 PM   #10
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 242

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
My computer knowledge is limited.
I do know that Mozill and firefox are the same company.
I know that the KDE and Gnome desktops are part of my SUSE Linux 10 operating system.
i also know that some modem manufacturers do make filters for their products.

I am afraid I do not need chemicals or dry wit, please!!
 
Old 12-18-2005, 08:25 PM   #11
jamie_barrow
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Distribution: Windows XP, yup :D Will be back onto Ubuntu probably someday
Posts: 107

Rep: Reputation: 15
Filters for link/physical-level packets maybe, but filtering adverts isnt done at the link/physical level of the IP protocol stack, i think. Good luck finding one.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 11:58 PM   #12
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 242

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
U.S.Robotics states that its AdSubtract software is only available for windows.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 12:59 AM   #13
chrism01
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.8, Centos 5.10
Posts: 17,240

Rep: Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324
I've always used the built-in method for blocking ads with Firefox ie right-click on the picture and click on 'Block Images from ...' .
Works every time
 
Old 12-22-2005, 08:41 AM   #14
TigerOC
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Devon, UK
Distribution: Debian Etc/kernel 2.6.18-4K7
Posts: 2,380

Rep: Reputation: 49
There is a very simple way of doing this. Copy the list of servers from this page and then paste them into your /etc/hosts file. How it works is when the link comes up on the page it is pointed to localhost and doesn't display. (provided you don't have an Internet server on your system in which case it displays the index page)
 
Old 12-22-2005, 09:34 AM   #15
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 57
Who cares? They're ads. Get a life.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bridge (with port blocking) needed! SWAT Linux - Newbie 11 01-06-2006 06:49 PM
SLP Configuration on Linux for a printer to get DA Advertisement sangati vishwanath Linux - Software 0 08-22-2005 02:58 AM
program needed for linux 9.0 to deny certain internet sites mcgrath Linux - Software 2 11-23-2004 02:51 PM
Email program for linux needed cbjhawks Linux - Software 10 08-23-2004 07:59 AM
Advertisement blocking thegreatgatsby Linux - Software 2 09-23-2003 01:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration