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Block ads in Chrome-based SRWare Iron with a single file

We've written about Iron before - it's the "privacy enhanced" browser based on Google's Chromium source. While Iron's simple privacy modifications are one reason I use it instead of Chrome, there's now a second one: dead simple ad blocking.

SRWare offers a simple .ini file for download that blacklists tons of known ad hosts. Follow this link to view the file on SRWare's website. Select all the text, copy it, and paste it into Iron's existing adblock.ini file. It's likely stored in C:\Program Files\SRWare Iron\ on your computer.

Visit a site like Yahoo or AOL, and you'll see the file in action - just look for broken image placeholders and error messages. It's a fast, easy way to speed up an already fast browser and save a little bit of bandwidth in the process.

[ via gHacks ]

Tags: adblock, freeware, google-chrome, iron, opensource, privacy