To understand where I am going with this you must read this thread from another forum:

IE8: Ad blocking with the InPrivate Filter

Then, you have to read this thread which clarifies a few points:


1.) I have the idea of running both an updated Hosts File and this custom XML File - could the XML File somehow replace the Hosts File or is this whole thing nothing more than a redundancy that will slow down my browser?

2.) What about the immunization features some spyware programs have, like Spybot S&D and SpywareBlaster - are these a redundancy as well?

3.) Is the Mod from HostsMan Forums correct - is the immunization features of Spybot S&D as well as other nothing more than a redunancy?

4.) What about this new idea of using a custom XML File?

Could you break it all down for me?