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Old 22. Mar 2010, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ad-blocking in SRWare Iron

SRWare Iron, unlike Google Chrome, has a real ad blocker which can block ads instead of only hiding them. You can add domains to its adblock.ini file which you want to block.

Fanboy who creates lists for both ABP and Opera maintains a list for Iron too:

You can download it here:
http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/iron/

You will however need to manually update it from time to time. From my use of the list in Opera, I can tell that updating the file once a month is fine.

Since I don't use Iron mention how this works for you. If you know any other list which exists for Iron please mention here.
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Old 22. Mar 2010, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot for this information on this thread sa1, much appreciated . Will help a lot of people, looking for this information.
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Old 23. Mar 2010, 04:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sa1, thanks for the information. I'm really sorry that I can't find the link which had the bit about the Chrome blocker only hiding ads but still downloading them. If my memory is right, the article went on to claim that a genuine ad blocker would never be availalble for Chrome since Google's revenue lies in ads

Nice to know that the modified Chrome does the needful.
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Thanks again sa1. I downloaded the list for Opera too . I will report more as I use these browsers.
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Old 23. Mar 2010, 10:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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sa1, thanks for the information. I'm really sorry that I can't find the link which had the bit about the Chrome blocker only hiding ads but still downloading them. If my memory is right, the article went on to claim that a genuine ad blocker would never be availalble for Chrome since Google's revenue lies in ads
This information is available in a lot of places. You will be able to infer it soon enough if you follow the comments in the comments page of these extensions. I was informed about this by the maker of Adsweep which makes both a extension for Chrome, a hider for Opera and a blocklist for Opera.
A genuine ad blocker wouldn't really hurt Google because so few people will download it. (As long as advertising doesn't exceed acceptable limits. Or has it already? I don't know since I haven't seen ads for long.)
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Nice news, thanks.
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