Thursday, December 13, 2007

Google Blocking

Some more ways to speed up your browsing...if you are using Firefox...if you are using IE (any version) you are either a moron or confined to it by your organization.

Using Firefox, and the AdBlock Plus and BlockSite addons, add the following to their list of filters:

http://*.googlesyndication.com/*
http://www.cliqin.com/*
https://ssl.google-analytics.com
https://ssl.google-analytics.com/*
www.google-analytics.com/*
http://www.facebook.com/beacon/*

Now, Google-Analytics adds a java script file called urchin.js into your temporary internet files folder. This script is used to by webmasters to track who visits their sites, from where, and what they are clicking on.

To further block this site, search for your Hosts file (usually found in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\ and add the following two lines:

# [Google Inc]
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com


Happy surfing.