AdBin is a Windows HOSTS file editor.
The main objective of this software is to give you better control so you can surf the Internet faster, safely, securely and with privacy. In short, AdBin helps the HOSTS file block unwanted and dangerous content.
A HOSTS file tells your browser what IP address [18.104.22.168] is associated with a particular URL [www.jgilmore.com.]. This file is a very simple text file and known tactic which takes ad server URLs and directs them back to your computer (dead end).
The following entry
blocks all files supplied by that DoubleClick Server to the web page you are viewing. The IP address 127.0.0.1 is your local computer's IP address. So we're telling the browser that whenever you encounter the URL ad.doubleclick.net, go to the IP 127.0.0.1. This is usually a dead end and your browser simply gives up and continues on to the next URL. This also happens extremely fast.
In simple terms we're fooling your browser; Its easy and it works. It requires no extra software. Thousands of people use it everyday with excellent results!
AdBin allows you to easily add servers to your Windows hosts file using drag and drop, cut and paste and even editing the file directly.
In the dark days, people did this using Notepad.
A proper HOSTS file blocks unwanted content such as ads; It can also block other applications, such as spyware, from connecting to the Internet. As long as the spyware's server is in the HOSTS file, no application can communicate back to its server. Thus, you can use a HOSTS file to block ads, banners, cookies, web bugs, and even most hijack attempts. This also prevents listed servers from tracking your movements, even most major parasites, hijackers and unwanted Search Engines!
In many cases, a good HOSTS file can speed the loading of web pages by preventing ads, banners, hit counters, etc. from loading. This also helps to protect your Privacy by blocking servers that track your viewing habits, also known as "click-thru tracking" or Data Miners. Added benefits are that scripts and active content will not be able to hijack your browser.
There is no need to install, turn on, or change any settings. Windows automatically looks for the existence of a HOSTS file and if found, checks the HOSTS file first for entries to the web page you just requested.