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Using Windows XP's HOST file to block popups


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this page has a good explanation of how to set up Windows XP HOST file to block popups and an example host file that seems to cover most every ad server i've stumbled across.

For those that try it out - it does block Realmedia servers so the back button on your browser may not work properly when you're browsing Tribe but it shows how to get around that as well.

I removed the Realmedia server from mine cuz it only launches the one popup, but some sites just go crazy with them and does mulitple.