I’ve talked before in my big security blog post about the dangers and shortcomings of ad blocking software. Guess what? The biggest player in the game which you may have running on your computer right now, Adblock Plus, is now selling acceptable ads.
Yep. Highest bidder can walk through the doors.
Fabulous. Great job. This is like when the store Just Tires started carrying more than tires. Their slogan is now “There’s more to just tires than just tires.”
Adblock Plus, “We don’t block ads.”
So what do you do? Stop using it and start with the hosts file. It’s not for sale, free, safe, and arguably the best way to stop ads.
You can use both if you are scared of change. Use Adblock Plus and hosts.