Google Chrome Adblock Tip

January 1, 2009

 

Chrome is fast and clean, but I do miss my adblock plugin. Before adblock, there were other solutions, putting advertisers in host files, for example. Another solution is using a specialized proxy, such as Privoxy.

Privoxy describes itself as “a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data, managing HTTP cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.”

You can have Privoxy installed, up and running in under 5 minutes.

1) First, go get the latest version of Privoxy for Windows and install it.

2) Open up the Google options (the wrench in the top right corner)

Options -> Under the hood -> Change proxy settings

Options -> Under the hood -> Change proxy settings

In the Internet Properties -> Connections dialog, select Lan Settings:

Internet Properties -> Connections -> LAN settings

Internet Properties -> Connections -> LAN settings

In the LAN settings dialog – check the “Use a Proxy server for you LAN” checkbox, and click the ADVANCED button.

Check "Use proxy server" -> Click Advanced

Check “Use proxy server” -> Click Advanced

Enter proxy address of 127.0.0.1 and port 8118 for http and secure, but make sure ftp is clear.

127.0.0.1, port 8118

http and secure: 127.0.0.1, port 8118

Done! You’ve just made Chrome even faster! This should be illegal!

Google Chrome Adblock plugin

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