How to make the internet not suck (as much)
They give you a huge list of Web sites which you can put into your hosts file.
Bear in mind that they update the file from time to time, so it's good to visit it at least once or twice a month to get an updated version of their "hosts" file.
The "hosts" file is located in c:windowssystem32driversetc"hosts" and can be opened up by notepad.exe but you must run notepad.exe "As administrator", otherwise, you will not be able to save and edit the file.
It makes those Web sites redirect to "localhost" (127.0.0.1), which basically means they will be unreachable from your PC. Doing this will kill a LOT of advertisement banners and trackers when you surf the Web.
Furthermore, I have added the following Web sites to my hosts file as well, which I found somewhere online a while back. I think these will kill some Facebook creepy trackers or something:
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# Block Facebook