Remove All Ads from XDA

Block Ads on Surface! :D

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By C-Lang, Senior Member on 31st January 2014, 10:00 AM
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6th May 2014, 05:23 AM |#21  
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Originally Posted by GoodDayToDie

No, Win32 is case-insensitive. It's traditional on Windows to use upper-case, but it doesn't matter.

NTFS is actually capable of behaving in a case-sensitive manner, but Win32 is explicitly case-insensitive. This leads to weirdness if you don't use the Win32 subsystem and create a file whose name differs from another only by case, then try to open them using a Win32 program like Notepad...

Thanks for the info! Now on with trying to figure out why the ip's still aren't blocked in modern apps...
16th December 2015, 11:33 PM |#22  
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Thank you! Trying this now.

One question.

How did you compile the HOSTS file? Did you make your own, or did you use the one from

I've been using this method to block ads for years now, in every single Windows PC I own(ed), I have a modified HOSTS file.
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