Wow .. I just read up on and installed SuperTrick. Pretty kewl. Before doing so, I edited the Hosts file to learn what was there and I also backed it up ... but SuperTrick backed it up for me too !! Very Nice.
After installing SuperTrick ... I again edited the Hosts file to see what was changed. Another wow !! Tons of ad sites now on the ignore list. But alas, I realize this is an ongoing battle. The ad-noying folks can create new nuisance links faster than we can keep up with them. I see there are some update links available and that is kewl for sure.
Then I noticed the beloved K++ homepage has this monster pop-up ad. So ... I right clicked on it and viewed properties to find >>
Then, as an experiment, I edited the Hosts file adding the following >>
Now when I go to >>
I do NOT get the popup ad!!
I've been fascinated by the P2P technology and am very greatful that this forum is available and to those contributing helpful tips.
Now I am wondering about blocking the above ad. Doesn't it seem ironic that the site that provides the education for blocking the ads and the links to the ad blocking software also succumbs to its own financial demands and allows its site to be defaced with such?
Hopefully some find this very simple example helpful. As for the example ad I chose to block ... I am at a loss for words.