What can I do to block advertisements?
Ad Annihilator is already shipped with banner and
popup filters that block a lot of the ads. These filters contain frequently used
advertiser sites so you don't even have to deal with most of advertisements
However, time goes on and new advertiser sites appear. To
protect yourself against such advertisements all you have to do is to point on
the advertisement and instruct Ad Annihilator to block it (see
How to block banners? and
How to block popups?
And here Ad Annihilator demonstrates its unique feature: you point
on the advertisement once and Ad Annihilator memorizes your choice and hereafter
blocks not only that ad but only similar ones that come from this advertiser!
You have to deal with each advertiser only once and then Ad Annihilator will
act as your true servant blocking advertisements for you! You'll never have to go
through tedious advertisement blocking procedure, Ad Annihilator makes it easy
to you! It becomes smarter and smarter while you work with it and blocks more
and more advertisements.
To learn how to fight banners see How to
block banners? and How to unblock banners?
To learn how to kill popups see How to block
popups? and How to unblock popups?
Recommendations for advanced users
Ad Annihilator combines both easy-to-use and advanced advertisement blocking
tools. Beginners find it sufficient using recommendations above to fight ads
efficiently. However, for solving of advanced ad blocking tasks Ad Annihilator
offers powerful and flexible banner and popup filters. See
Understanding banner filters and
Understanding popup filters for information on filters.
As an additional extension to filters Ad Annihilator supports "Block
third-party resources" option (see Banner
stopper tab). When this option is
on, all third-party resources are blocked. For information on what third-party
resources are see Ads on the web. Turning this option
on may block a lot of
advertisements at once without necessity to block resources independently from
each advertiser site. However, this option may disrupt functioning of web sites
and hide not only advertisements but other pictures as well. This is true for
sites that retrieve all or some of their resources from other sites. Though the
number of such sites is not too big, you should consider this factor and use
"Block third-party resources" option with care.
As an alternative, Ad Annihilator supports per-site "Block third-party
resources" option that allows blocking third-party resources only from specific
sites. See Host properties window for more information.