Sometimes ads are way too invasive… the one provided by this domain, for example:
I don’t mind ads… (most of the time at least)… but when they have audio going on and I’m listening to songs I like, then it’s get really annoying.
To prevent that, I did the following:
Edit the file <WINDOWS>system32driversetchosts and include the following lines:
127.0.0.1 clickfuse.com 127.0.0.1 l2.zedo.com 127.0.0.1 pubads.l2.doubleclick.net 127.0.0.1 www.ringtonematcher.com 127.0.0.1 www.mediataskmaster.com 127.0.0.1 http.tidaltv.com
You may reboot your computer for the changes to take effect, after saving the file. Or you can simple close your browsers.
By doing this, all domain names will resolve to the local IP address of your own computer (that in most cases will not be running a web server). If that the case, you don’t lose time nor bandwidth with ads.