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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
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HOW TO block image ads

This tip applies to Firefox.

With ads becoming a good money making proposition for web publishers, it is not uncommon to see some websites sporting loud & distracting ads left, right and centre, sucking up our bandwidth. I especially find the full image ads disturbing & the equivalent of blinding neon lights in a commercial city centre.

All you need to do to exterminate these little monsters if you are using Firefox is to place your mouse over the offending image ad, right click & choose "Block images from ". Firefox fills in the website name for you. Once you confirm the website is an ad-serving or a parasitic website & select the option, ad images originating from that website will not show up anymore.

If you also want to block iframe ads in all browsers you use with Windows OS, you may find this article helpful.

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