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Just a way to block some bad redirection sites on Google Mail.

Add This URL To Be Blocked By Ad Block Plus:
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http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/aclk?sa=*
That should do it!
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 06:46:56 PM »
If these sites are based on reputations according to ratings from WOT,
than I'm certainly not interested.
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 06:54:22 PM »
Much more efficient and simple way is to block it with the HOSTS file.

See
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Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
What it does ...
The Hosts file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. This file is loaded into memory (cache) at startup, then Windows checks the Hosts file before it queries any DNS servers, which enables it to override addresses in the DNS. This prevents access to the listed sites by redirecting any connection attempts back to the local (your) machine. Another feature of the HOSTS file is its ability to block other applications from connecting to the Internet, providing the entry exists.
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

There is no place like 127.0.0.1

That's why I use hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files managed by HostsMan.

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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 06:56:25 PM »
Then what's the point of UrlVoid?
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 06:57:12 PM »
STOP using those hosts files which redirect sites to 127.0.0.1, Ken, imangine if your comp runs a server - it'd be pretty weird then. Use 0.0.0.0. Also, if you don't like WOT - don't post in WOT related threads.
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 07:10:13 PM »
Then what's the point of UrlVoid?

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You should take in mind that even if a site is listed as clean by all scanning engines, it is NOT guaranteed the harmlessness of the website analyzed.
http://www.urlvoid.com/about-us

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I am not running a Server and just a Home user that knows how to protect my systems and I believe this is a thread about WOT!  8)
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 07:15:20 PM »
Then what's the point of UrlVoid?

Please read
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You should take in mind that even if a site is listed as clean by all scanning engines, it is NOT guaranteed the harmlessness of the website analyzed.
http://www.urlvoid.com/about-us

@13thSlayer

I am not running a Server and just a Home user that knows how to protect my systems and I believe this is a thread about WOT!  8)
Topic: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
Uh, yes, it is. Then, if you hate WOT, why post telling about it in a WOT-related thread? And, if you aren't running a server, doesn't mean others don't.
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 07:32:45 PM »
If you hate WOT, why post telling about it in a WOT-related thread? And, if you aren't running a server, doesn't mean others don't.

I feel you are getting into an ad hominem debate:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ad+hominem

As you use Fedora and not Windows I think you should stick to Linux forums.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 07:38:38 PM by YoKenny »
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 07:37:02 PM »
If you hate WOT, why post telling about it in a WOT-related thread? And, if you aren't running a server, doesn't mean others don't.

I feel you are getting into an ad hominem debate:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ad+hominem
Uh, no, not at all. What I mean is... Okay, imangine the following. I post a thread called "How to fix an exploit that came with recent update in Microsoft Windows 7." and you reply with something like "Why use Windows anyway, OS X rocks!"... my point, in general, is -- you people go around telling WOT sucks, whereas he just provides you with a way to block certain ads...

As for me using Fedora, well, actually, by now - openSuSE, I use it alongside with winxp. read the sig completely, dammit.
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 07:41:58 PM »
The penguin scares me. :o
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010, 07:49:45 PM »
@13thSlayer

You are as pedantic as Logos
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/pedantic

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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2010, 10:17:32 PM »
Before this topic continues on this slippery slope, maybe it's time to read the following:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=65061.msg549974#msg549974
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2010, 01:01:52 AM »
There is no place like 127.0.0.1

There are  ;D
when I type 127.0.0.1, 127.0.0.2, 127.0.0.3.... different web sites comes up  ;D , those sites that I'm working on locally before upload to server ;)

I prefer 0.0.0.0, and like you I use HostsMan :)
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2010, 01:19:33 AM »
Unable to connect

     

     
     
     

     
       
       

         

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 127.0.0.1.

       


       
       


    *   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
          moments.

    *   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
          connection.

    *   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
          that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.




       
       
     


     
     
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Re: Google Mail - Block SOME Bad Reputation Sites (WOT) with Ad Block Plus
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2010, 10:09:37 AM »
Unable to connect

     

     
     
     

     
       
       

         

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 127.0.0.1.

       


       
       


    *   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
          moments.

    *   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
          connection.

    *   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
          that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.




       
       
     


     
     
MGAULOL. Let me explain. 127.0.0.1 is so-called "localhost". It's an IP which points to your computer. If you have no server running, no pages will load :D Try this in the terminal: "ping 127.0.0.1". You'll see ping succeeds, so the place exists.
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