Friday, February 16, 2007

Blocking web banner advertisements

A great deal of web sites I use to look up technical information run way too many banner ads. I know they provide some revenue, for the company, but the thing is, I /never/, ever click on those banners. So they won't be getting any click-counts from me.

In the mean time, they are annoying, sometimes distracting, and often ugly. I've also had badly designed Flash banners crash my browser.

My workstation runs SuSE Linux, and Firefox is my browser of choice for browsing the wide web. adBlock Plus is great tool for doing away with the banners in Firefox.

Here's some quick install links if you are running any version of Firefox or Mozilla-Seamonkey:

Install adBlock XPI:

Install primary filtersets after installing adBlock:

I'm sure those links will break when a new version is released, so here's the project homepage:

The install page at Mozilla's Extentions directory:

And the list of filtersets to subscribe to:


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