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frogboy

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Microsoft Edge comes out as a promise to finally end the bad era of Internet Explorer. It’s a browser built from scratch with new UI, new engine and many other promising things. On the speed test front, Edge now on par with or sometime faster than its competitors. However, one thing that keep people from changing to Edge is the lack of extension. Microsoft promised it would come shortly after the July launch of Windows 10. Now the feature is pushed further into early 2016. And no extensions means no ads blocking at this time. Ads blocking has become an important thing and for laptop/tablet users, it’s crucial because these ads are eating away your battery. While waiting for Edge’s extensions, I’ll show you how to use Hosts file as a way to block ads.


DISABLE FLASH FIRST
Yes, Flash is fading away. Even Adobe now recommends using HTML5 instead of Flash. While ads nowadays also mostly in HTML5 but a large number of them still in Flash form. Disabling Flash will take out some annoying ads. I disabled Flash for a long time and have noticed almost nothing different in term of functions. So here’s how to disable Flash in Edge.

  • Click the ellipsis button on that top right and select Settings
  • Scroll down and click “Advanced Settings” button
  • Switch off the toggle “Use Adobe Flash Player”
Full article. How to block ads in Microsoft Edge and Windows 10 [Tip] | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks | dotTechdotTech
 

Purshu_Pro

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Well its a good trick in disabling the flash, but the drawback would be such way that some scripts which works through flash will also be disabled and in turn it becomes annoying.;)
We have come across the software called AdGuard For Windows which does a good job in web filtering for Microsoft Edge as well as alternative browsers. So users should be convenient in using a good software rather than messing up with web contents which may be informative. :)
 

frogboy

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Well its a good trick in disabling the flash, but the drawback would be such way that some scripts which works through flash will also be disabled and in turn it becomes annoying.;)
We have come across the software called AdGuard For Windows which does a good job in web filtering for Microsoft Edge as well as alternative browsers. So users should be convenient in using a good software rather than messing up with web contents which may be informative. :)
I will give your way a try it sure sounds easier. ;)
 

Kantry123

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well this is just cosmetic Fix but won't block ads full
my recommendation is to use ADGUARD for Windows and enable WFP driver and it block really well

No cosmetic fixes and it purely fixed thanks to @avatar for his awesome application
 

jamescv7

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Full implementation of adblocker is still the best choice, hostfile manipulation still lacks on removing the overall advertisement elements especially scripts so better wait for extension support or follow other recommendation instead.
 
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