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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2005, 03:32:14 PM »
Not limited anymore in the current build, to be more precise...
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2005, 03:35:57 PM »
Thanks Vlk (and thanks RejZoR).

So I learned that avast! is not very suitable for what I want to do. from a simple answer to a simple question.

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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2005, 03:42:33 PM »
Well quite an effective ad blocking can AFAIK be achieved with a surprisingly small number of masks...
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2005, 03:55:04 PM »
My AdBlock is massively relying on such masks. And i must admit they are very effective.
Only problem with Web Shield blocking is that it doesn't collapse web objects like AdBlock does. It also can't always remove all ads (some visual glitches are left).
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2005, 07:30:24 PM »
I know your question is where avast saves the blocked url so u can edit the file manually and add many urs in few buttons, Well I dont know BUT Since your objective  is to just block the ads and get rid of the software doing it, You can use the way I do it.

By ediitng your host file   http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

This way
1) All ads sites will blocked at cost of no new software, No annoying banners
2) many many sites which spread viruses and spywares will be blocked
3) even if a spyware gets in ur pc, theres less chance it would be able to connect to its host and show banners/download malware etc

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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2005, 07:36:43 PM »
My AdBlock is massively relying on such masks.
Can you post the masks (rules) here? Thanks.
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2005, 09:17:05 PM »
Host file is hard to control and far from AdBlock flexibility. You're limited only to domains.
Tech,masks are the same as for avast! exclusions or Web Shield exclusion rules.
There are several more complicated syntax,but i used only simple asterix formatting.
Easy to control and very effective.
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2005, 09:23:10 PM »
You're limited only to domains.
Can you send me an IM (or email) with a list of them? Thanks.
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2005, 09:38:07 PM »
What? ???
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2005, 11:04:35 PM »
What? ???
I've understood that you block the access to some sites using their domain. Do you have a listo of these (dangerous) domains?
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2005, 11:14:01 PM »
I know your question is where avast saves the blocked url so u can edit the file manually and add many urs in few buttons, Well I dont know BUT Since your objective  is to just block the ads and get rid of the software doing it, You can use the way I do it.

By ediitng your host file   http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

This way
1) All ads sites will blocked at cost of no new software, No annoying banners
2) many many sites which spread viruses and spywares will be blocked
3) even if a spyware gets in ur pc, theres less chance it would be able to connect to its host and show banners/download malware etc

I'm aware of this method.
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2005, 11:21:25 PM »
Tech,domains are not dangerous. They just host ads. List can be downloaded from my page (eXcessive AdBlock filterlist).
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2005, 11:25:25 AM »
Tech, here's the list of DANGEROUS DOMAINS which spread trojans, spywares etc + AD HOSTING DOMAINS


http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt


Its in host file format, u can always use "find and replace command' to delete all the 127.0.0.1 and will be left with just domina names.

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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2005, 04:24:11 PM »
Tech, here's the list of DANGEROUS DOMAINS which spread trojans, spywares etc + AD HOSTING DOMAINS
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt
Its in host file format, u can always use "find and replace command' to delete all the 127.0.0.1 and will be left with just domina names.
Many thanks, very useful  ;)
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Re: WebShield URL Blocking Question
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2006, 12:05:33 PM »
I know your question is where avast saves the blocked url so u can edit the file manually and add many urs in few buttons, Well I dont know BUT Since your objective  is to just block the ads and get rid of the software doing it, You can use the way I do it.

By ediitng your host file   http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

This way
1) All ads sites will blocked at cost of no new software, No annoying banners
2) many many sites which spread viruses and spywares will be blocked
3) even if a spyware gets in ur pc, theres less chance it would be able to connect to its host and show banners/download malware etc

The problem with the hosts file is that it is useless when you are working with a provider proxy.
Using the URL Blocking feature with a small but finetuned URL-Blocking list is the best solution for me at last. I can use any browser I want and still get most of the ads blocked by avast! Beautiful!