A short explanation of what the hosts files is and how it can be used to block advertisements system-wide. [Read more from What Is the Hosts File? How Does It Help Me Block Ads?...]
I’ve always been a fan of the app AdAway for Android. The app leverages a feature of the operating system called the hosts file to block advertisements. I previously had a Python script and then a C++ program that emulated the basic behavior of AdAway, but now I have created a Golang program that is more configurable than the Python script and doesn’t require creating a database for it.
A hosts file editor written in Golang that also downloads lists of ad servers and uses the hosts file to block them. [Read more from Configuring Shadowhosts...]
A hosts file editor written in C++ that also downloads lists of ad servers and uses the hosts file to block them. [Read more from Hosts File Editor and Ad Blocker...]