How I blocked auto-play video ads

I hate annoying advertisements. I understand that site owners get paid using ads, and I'm all for that, which is why I don't use a browser plugin to block them. The ads I do hate are pop-ups, pop-unders, and anything that makes noise without being enabled manually. If you hate those stupid video ads that automatically play, with or without audio, here is how I blocked them on http://forum.xda-developers.com/

It might be the same ad servers on other sites, so please let me know if there are other servers which belong on this list. If you are the owner of one of these domains, You can get off my list by no longer producing these ads. If you feel a domain doesn't belong, let me know, and I'll take a look. 

First, open your hosts file. The location will vary depending on OS, but for Linux users, it's located at /etc/hosts

Add a line, or append to an existing line, which starts with 127.0.0.1

Add a space, and add any hosts that you no longer wish to load. My line blocks more than just video ads, but I'll just post the relevant bits for these particular ads, and leave it up to you to add whatever else annoys you.

127.0.0.1 advertising.com www.advertising.com ads.adaptv.advertising.com adnxs.com b.grvcdn.com cdn.doubleverify.com redir.adap.tv dtm.advertising.com pixel.adsafeprotected.com fw.adsafeprotected.com cdn.vidible.tv cdn.adnxs.com live.sekindo.com rtbp-pixel.us.metanetwork.net js.moatads.com moatads.com

I've expanded my hosts file to include shit websites that spam their ads all over the place. It blocks a substantial number of ads for annoying click-bait sites, as well as porn ads. The list below includes all hosts on above list.
 
127.0.0.1       localhost cdn1.adexprt.com cdn2.adexprt.com cdn3.adexprt.com syndication.exoclick.com static.exoclick.com fe.brandreachsys.com thumb.brandreachsys.com adbucks.brandreachsys.com banners.ero-advertising.com cs.adxpansion.com as.sexad.net ads.crakmedia.com www.888poker.com www.888.com ads2.contentabc.com adserver.juicyads.com newt1.adultadworld.com newt7.adultadworld.com traffichaus.com ads.ak.facebook.com creative.ak.facebook.com creative.ak.fbcdn.net cdn.zeusclicks.com e1.static.hoptopboy.com hilltopads.net hyperlinksecure.com hoptopboy.com advert.leo.org advertising.com www.advertising.com ads.adaptv.advertising.com adnxs.com b.grvcdn.com cdn.doubleverify.com redir.adap.tv dtm.advertising.com pixel.adsafeprotected.com fw.adsafeprotected.com cdn.vidible.tv cdn.adnxs.com live.sekindo.com rtbp-pixel.us.metanetwork.net js.moatads.com moatads.com images.taboola.com trc.taboola.com static.timetobreak.com file.answcdn.com cdn.taboolasyndication.com taboolasyndication.com akamai.taboolasyndication.com lifestyledesire.com s0.2mdn.net secure.eyereturn.com
 

 

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