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Blocking Google ads

I’m still wondering what have I done, accidentally, to my Firefox browser such that no Google ads are displayed. I know that at one point I’ve installed the CustomizeGoogle extension to my Firefox. But it does not seem that it is the one that is blocking the Google ads. It should not be the firewall installed on my machine, as the ads are displayed correctly on my Internet Explorer browser.Anyway, should you find that Google ads are getting a bit too annoying, here’s a pretty neat way of blocking them out of your sight:Linux users, edit your /etc/hosts file and add127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.comWindows XP users, edit c:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchostsOR you can install Adblock extension to your Firefox browser, and follow the instructions detailed on Jotsheet.