Tuesday, September 09, 2008

How to Block Ads In Google Chrome

Currently, there is no extensions or plug-ins available for Google Chrome to block ads. A post on GeekZone forum reveals a method to do just that - block ads! It goes like this
  1. Download and install Privoxy
  2. Click on the Wrench icon in Chrome found in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Options > Under The Hood > Change proxy settings
  4. From the Internet Properties dialog's Connections tab, click on LAN settings button
  5. Uncheck "Proxy settings" and in the address setting add 127.0.0.1 and in the port 8118.
  6. If you have the option, you can also check off "Bypass proxy for local settings"
  7. Click "Ok", close chrome and restart it.
Adblock for Chrome
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50&topicid=25916

Apart from using Privoxy, there is another method which is to mess with the hosts file.

Block ad by modifying hosts file
http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/

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