How To Skip/Block/Bypass: Annoying Survey Ads from Webfetti

I’m sure that by now you’ve seen these ads online:

To watch this episode online for free, please complete one of these surveys to gain *life-time* access to our complete network

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They can be really annoying at times. Let’s say you are gullible enough to try one of these surveys you’ll just be forced to download some stupid spyware toolbar by Webfetti.

You won’t even get a chance to view the original page you came from.

Well here is a quick fix you might not have thought about. It involves changing the hosts file, thus tricking your browser into thinking these ads will come from 127.0.0.1 (localhost).

If you are using Linux fire up your terminal and run

sudo nano /etc/hosts

paste in

127.0.0.1 webmasterbond.com
127.0.0.1 tracking101.com
127.0.0.1 publish.webmasterbond.com
127.0.0.1 www.cpalead.com
127.0.0.1 smowtion.com
127.0.0.1 ads.smowtion.com

ALSO NOTE: This can be done with just about any ad. Just view the source code to the page you are trying to look at, find the ad site provider and add them to the list as well.

Save and exit the terminal.
If you have your browser open clean out your cache or just close it and reopen it.
go back to the original site and there you have it no more annoying ads

If you are a Microsoft Windows user, you will have to add the above to a file called hosts which can be found in \windows\system32\drivers\etc\ directory

There you go that simple, no need to download any browser plugins, or software.

4 thoughts on “How To Skip/Block/Bypass: Annoying Survey Ads from Webfetti”

  1. For you poor Windows users:
    A. Copy the text above
    1) Learn how to select, cut and paste
    2) select all the text above starting with “127.0.0.1 webmasterbond.com”
    3) copy the text with “Ctrl-c”
    B. Start notepad on your hosts file as administrator
    1) Browse to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories
    2) Right click “Notepad” and select “Run as administrator”
    3) Click “Continue” on the UAC prompt
    4) Click File -> Open
    5) Browse to “C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc”
    6) Change the file filter drop down box from “Text Documents (*.txt)” to “All Files (*.*)”
    7) Select “hosts” and click “Open”
    8) Make the needed changes and close Notepad. Save when prompted.click

  2. continued from above…
    C. Paste the selected text from A)
    1) navigate to the end of the page
    2) type “ctl-V” to paste the text
    3) select “file->save” in the menu

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