How to remove the advertisement (in any web browser)

There are many extensions for specific web browsers (for example, Adblock Plus) that allow you to block ads while browsing. If what you are looking for is a tool compatible with all browsers, then you have to try Privoxy.

Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities to improve privacy, modification of data from web pages and HTTP headers, access control, and removal of advertisements and other junk found on the Internet. .

Privoxy has a flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. It can be used both in autonomous systems and in multi-user private networks.

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En Debian and derivatives:

sudo apt-get install privoxy

En CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux:

Privoxy is not available in the official repositories. Therefore, you have to download the package by hand:

rpm -ivh yum install privoxy -y


1.- Start the Privoxy service

En Debian and derivatives:

sudo /etc/init.d/privoxy start

En CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux:

service privoxy start

2.- Configure the web browser

Open the Proxy configuration tab in your web browser. Use as proxy server (that is, your machine) and enter 8118 for the port number.

And goodbye to Internet advertising. 🙂

Source: Unixmen

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  1.   Lito said

    propaganda is only for politics: Yes! advertising are advertisements for other things

  2.   cooper15 said

    Very good, I'm already trying it

  3.   EpicTor_ said

    I find this very good post very wonderful.

  4.   cooper15 said

    Hello again I think something is missing, since I did what was indicated in the post and it tells me the proxy is rejecting all connections.

  5.   alejandrodaz said

    I appreciate the information very much, this program is becoming very fashionable together with "Tor" due to the issue of the leakage of our data and navigation by the main software companies to the security agencies and who knows how many hundreds more .

  6.   piero said

    with this now I am not entering, and this page appears out of date; I also seem to be experiencing some sluggishness. I keep testing. Opera 12.15 / Crunchbang11

  7.   darinel8 said

    great I'll try it with the webkitgtk via prispy: D, then I'll tell you how it went

  8.   Jakeukalane Milegum Firisse said

    I prefer to edit my / etc / hosts

  9.   lV said

    it is best to edit the hosts file

  10.   Let's use Linux said

    Yes, the downside to that is that the list doesn't update automatically. But it is an excellent option, especially on low-resource computers or slow connections.

  11.   Let's use Linux said

    Is not true. The RAE says: »Action or effect of making something known in order to attract followers or buyers."
    In other words, it includes the idea of ​​attracting BUYERS, not just fans.
    A hug! Paul.

  12.   Let's use Linux said

    Do you have port 8188 open? Are you behind a firewall? Maybe you have to look at the router configuration… greetings!

  13.   Francis Shepherd said

    you are wrong with pacman xg 4.14.16 you do not have to do it by hand, I install it with one click, it surprises me because the last posts have talked a lot about arch and now they don't even mention it.

  14.   scott said

    hahaha, quite the opposite, privoxy is a virus that appears all the time and it sucks everyone looks for how to sacrifice it, not how to install it, stop fucking with this pod ...