Solved

Does TrendMicro block banner ads?

Posted on 2008-10-17
4
787 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Does IE help block banner ads when surfing the web? Or will my Trend Micro 08 IS block them?
0
Comment
Question by:rattleme
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:pwrBall
ID: 22743430
IE does a horrible job of blocking banner ads.  You should start using Firefox 3 or Google Chromium, they have better blocking abilities.  

I do not believe that TM 08 will block banner ads.
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
jcimarron earned 500 total points
ID: 22745782
rattleme--A sure way to block banner ads that come from sites other than the one you are viewing is to use a HOSTS file
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
That link also offers a download of a lengthy list of sites to help you populate the HOSTS file.  These sites are known to cause ads or worse, malware.
You can add sites yourself to HOSTS.  Right click on a blank spot within the banner ad and then Properties.  You will see the Address (URL) of the site serving the banner.  You can then add that to HOSTS preceded by the 127.0.0.1 code.  You need only add the main part of the domain address, such as 123.com though if that does not do the job, enter www.123.com.
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I recently found myself in a Corporate Situation where the client had requested blocking access to any and all websites except his own Domain? Easy? I am sure this would be your answer but their requirement was, this has to be done without using…
If you thought ransomware was bad, think again! Doxware has the potential to be even more damaging.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question