How To Block AdBrite Transition Ads!

by Saidul on April 9, 2009

We have all come across those annoying full page Ad-Brite ads that take over the screen and force you to click “Skip Ad”.  These are sometimes called “Transition Ads” by other ad publishers.  To everyone else they are called annoying.  I don’t mind regular ads but these are ruining my web browsing experience so here is a quick tip on how to block them

In order to block these ads, we are going to edit your windows HOSTS file. To achieve this go to the appropriate directory and open the hosts file in notepad.

Windows Vista    =    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows XP    =    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K    =    C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Win 98/ME    =    C:\WINDOWS

Now add the following lines in addition to what is already there:

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# [AdBrite, Inc]
127.0.0.1  adbrite.com #[Ewido.TrackingCookie.Adbrite]
127.0.0.1  1.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  2.adbrite.com #[SiteAdvisor.findwhatevernow.com]
127.0.0.1  3.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  4.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  ads.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  click.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  files.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  pic.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  vid.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  site.www.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  stats.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  www.adbrite.com
127.0.0.1  www.avnads.com
127.0.0.1  www.britepic.com
127.0.0.1  1.httpads.com #[1adbrite.adbrite.com.akadns.net]
127.0.0.1  1.marketbanker.com
127.0.0.1  2.marketbanker.com
127.0.0.1  www.marketbanker.com

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Then click save and then head over to www.adbrite.com and notice that the page no longer loads.  This is a good thing, because now all requests to adbrite’s server are redirected towards your own computer.  You will never see another adbrite ad ever again.

Thanks you!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Even April 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Hey, that one I was looking for cause that ads always bother me, thanks anyway

mark April 16, 2009 at 12:32 am

thanks !! very helpful post!

Tamiflu May 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

It is the coolest site,keep so!

Alex May 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

The only problem with blocking the ads this way is that the webpage you’re trying to view may not load properly if at all. You will get an error like a Page Load Error.

Pancho August 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

Works on Win7, thank you!

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