A fellow Microsoft MVP has assembled a large list (> 6MB) of domain names/IP addresses mainly used to serve advertisements, tracking cookies, and sometimes even malware.

You can find the full instructions  at http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm. I personally have been using this list for almost two years now (it is frequently updated).

Because I have IIS set-up on my main machine I decided to change the redirect IP address to instead of, so that IIS is not ??bothered?? with the failed requests.

P.S. This list also blocks the YouTube commercials, which is a nice touch!

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Stanimir Stoyanov is a programmer, four-time Microsoft MVP, and Windows enthusiast.



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