AdBlock 0.3 Available for Mozilla Firebird
Monday June 9th, 2003
mrtech writes in with news about a new version of AdBlock, the image filtering add-on for the Mozilla Application Suite and Mozilla Firebird: "AdBlock 0.3 has been released for Firebird. The interface has also been updated and it's now a Firebird extension. The great thing is that AdBlock doesn't have to be reinstalled after installing the daily builds because it's a user level extension." A 0.3 version for the Mozilla Application Suite is in the works.
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Tuesday June 10th, 2003 6:30 PM
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AdBlock only hides or removes images. If you want mozilla not to download an image in the first place AdBlock needs to find a way to integrate with the "image permissions" in Mozilla. The file cookperm.txt in the profile directory contains those permissions. <http://www.deftone.com/bl…archives/ad_blocking.html>
Hosts file on the other hand allows you to block the entire server thus saving bandwidth (more so for people with dial up connections).
I use both.
On interesting thing is that many of the spyware related software will empty your Hosts file and delete the AdAware version upon installation. I wonder if making the Hosts file a read only file will be of any help.