A well kept secret is that Opera too has a block list against unwanted advertising. Actualy it was implemented for the kiosk mode to allow and disallow certain sites but it works nice as an advertising blocker as well.
You activate the blocklist by creating a file called urlfilter.ini to your configuration directory. The file should look something like this:
; urlfilter.ini ; This file is part of the Opera browser. [prefs] prioritize excludelist=1 [include] * [exclude] http://*.adriver.ru/* http://*.adsdk.com/* http://*.advertising.com/* http://*.atdmt.com/* http://*.bannercommunity.de/* http://*.de.doubleclick.net/* http://*.doubleclick.net/* http://*.falkag.ne/* http://*.hitbox.com/* http://*.hitbox.net/* http://*.ivwbox.de/* http://*.stats.esomniture.com/* http://*.tradedoubler.*/* http://*.webadvertising.ch/* http://*/ads/* http://*/Ads/* http://*/banners/* http://188.8.131.52/* http://184.108.40.206/* http://a.as-eu.falkag.net/dat/* http://a.as-us.falkag.net/dat/* http://a.mktw.net/MarketWatch/* http://ad.*/* http://ad.adition.net/* http://ad.banner-info.ch/* http://ad.de.doubleclick.net/* http://ad.jamba.net /* http://ad.kino.de/* http://ad.linksynergy.com/* http://ad.rambler.ru/* http://ad.search.ch /* http://ad0.bigmir.net/* http://ad7.bigmir.net/* http://adext.inkclub.com/* http://adfarm.mediaplex.com/* http://adimg.com.com/* http://adlog.com.com/* http://ads-de.spray.net/* http://ads.*/* http://ads.com.com/* http://ads.fortunecity.com/* http://ads.osdn.com/* http://ads.v3.com/* http://adserv*/* http://adserv.quality-channel.de/* http://adserver.adtech.de/* http://as.falkag.net/* http://as1.falkag.de/* http://b.as-eu.falkag.net/* http://banner*/* http://banner.immostreet.ch/* http://banner.sda.t-online.de/* http://banner.swissclick.ch/* http://banner.t-online.de/* http://banner.vadian.net/* http://banners.ebay.com/* http://banners.wunderground.com/* http://bbn.img.com.ua/* http://cdn.valueclick.com/* http://count*/* http://dell.think-ads.com/* http://ebay.doubleclick.net/* http://ivwbox.de/* http://juicer-steamer.com/* http://m.banner.linksynergy.com/* http://oz.valueclick.com/* http://quit-smoking-guaranteed.com/* http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/* http://sfads.osdn.com/* http://supermall.comp-doc.com/* http://tracker.sistrix.com/* http://www.ads24.ch/* http://www.googleadservices.com/* http://www.greasergrrls.com/* http://www.submit2agony.com/* http://www.webtradecenter.de/*
If you are an advertiser I have to say the following to you:
I would have never took the effort to block adverts it it was not for those dam animated banners. The movement just interfered with reading what I am interested it and so I looked for a way to block them. First I used wwwoffle and the first site on the “dont-get” list was “*://*.doubleclick.net/*”. Mind you: today the most important site to block is “*://*.falkag.*/*”.
It is a typical case of overdoing it. Advertising wiggled it's way to much into the foreground and as a result we (the potential customer) start to hate it and start to look for ways to avoid the crap.
Like using a higher volume for TV adverts. It became annoying enough to grab the remote control to turn it down. So instead of listening at a higher volume we now listen at a lower volume. It is do bad that sometimes I get up from the office room and go all the way to the living room to turn down the TV adverts.
Well, turning down was until the adverts for mobile phone ring tones came. They are are far beyond baring and so annoying that now I hit the mute button as soon as any advert begins. I wonder: Do slots after a mobile phone ring tone advert cost only half? I mean: After one of those the affluent, intelligent and wealthy clientèle is gone.
And as I am at it: The greatest idea you (the advertisers) ever had where pop-up adverts. They really make a change – in the Internet just as much as on television. They really gapped the attention the potential customer (me) and motivated him or her (and me) to — download Firefox and purchase Pay TV.
With kind Regards