Instructions on how to use a hosts file to avoid viewing ads and to make your internet experience more pleasant.
Use this file to prevent your computer from connecting to selected
internet hosts. This is an easy and effective way to protect you from
many types of spyware, reduces bandwidth use, blocks certain pop-up
traps, prevents user tracking by way of “web bugs” embedded in spam,
provides partial protection to IE from certain web-based exploits and
blocks most advertising you would otherwise be subjected to on the
This is a truly awesome list of hosts you can block to prevent malware, spyware, and a host of nasty things from every appears in your browser. It has instructions on how to use it in the file itself.
Read them carefully. Or get your local geek to help you out. You could Seriously Break Your Internet if done wrong.