Safe Web Browsing, a Christian's Duty

In 1st Corinthians 10:31, God tells us, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

We believe it is every Christian’s duty to protect him/herself and their family while browsing the internet. Though it is a magnificent tool for education, ministry, and business, it can also be a major hindrance to one's walk with God. There are specific websites that cater to sin, while others may promote worldly distractions. The best fail-safe is a watchful eye and focused walk with the Lord.

There are also FREE alternatives that make web-browsing safe and void of unwanted advertisements and pop-ups.

Two alternatives are to modify the settings on your web browser or modify your computer directly.

We recommend FIREFOX, a free web browser that can block pop-ups and can also be modified with a free extension that blocks all advertisements. You can get it here
-> FireFox,
with the "AdBlock Plus" extension here
-> AdBlock Plus.
Simply follow the instructions for installation.

There is also an alternative to modify a file on your computer to block all advertisements. We only recommend this for those who have experience modifying their computer.

Here's the simple and effective way to block them using your Host file. This instruction works for Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7

On your computer, go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
Right click on the file named "Hosts" and select Properties.
Make sure that Read Only is not selected.
Right click on the file named "Hosts" again and select Open.
In the next window select Notepad as the program you want to open it with.


With the Hosts file open it should look similar this:


Copy and paste this to the end of your Hosts file:

127.0.0.1 objects.tremormedia.com
127.0.0.1 l0.scanscout.com
127.0.0.1 cdna.tremormedia.com
127.0.0.1 cdn.tremormedia.com
127.0.0.1 plusone.google.com
127.0.0.1 meebo.com
127.0.0.1 mmismm.com
127.0.0.1 exelator.com
127.0.0.1 dc.tremormedia.com
127.0.0.1 plusone.google.com
127.0.0.1 videoegg.com
127.0.0.1 adserver.adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 2o7.net
127.0.0.1 sync.tidaltv.com
127.0.0.1 media.scanscout.com
127.0.0.1 intellitxt.com
127.0.0.1 invitemedia.com
127.0.0.1 exelator.com
127.0.0.1 atdmt.com
127.0.0.1 adap.tv
127.0.0.1 redir.adap.tv/redir/client/AdPlayer.swf
127.0.0.1 redir.adap.tv
127.0.0.1 chibis.adotube.com
127.0.0.1 adotube.com
127.0.0.1 bs.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 bluekai.com
127.0.0.1 redir.adap.tv
127.0.0.1 googleadsense.ya.com
127.0.0.1 www.z-adsense.com
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 video-stats.video.google.com
127.0.0.1 4.afs.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 feedads.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 creativeby2.unicast.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.adotube.com/*
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 www.adotube.com/*
127.0.0.1 flash.quantserve.com/*
127.0.0.1 cdn1.ustream.tv/*

After you have pasted it to your Hosts file it should look like this:


Now click on File, then Save on your Hosts file. Close and reopen your browser and begin browsing again; hopefully those annoying ads will be gone. Note that this should also block them on UStream too