Today, i came across an add network implemented in several site. The advert requires user to complete certain types of survey before the user can view the site content. I did but still the advert didn’t allow me to view the site content. I am not sure what went wrong. I had to find my own way of getting into the site. I am sharing the tips for others who have faced similar problem.I will be using the following page for the case study.
This is one of the easiest way and useful for people who are not really a tech geek.
1. Visit the url that contains the survey advert that need to be bypassed. You can use any type of browser’s but for this tutorial i will be using Google chrome.
2. Go to Control > Developer > View or use the shortcut key “CTRL + U”. Once the source code loaded highlight and copy the whole code. Alternatively you can use “CTRL + A” to highlight all the codes.
3.Open up notepad and paste the code. Then scroll down, locate the following highlighted code and delete the code.
4. Tap CTRL + S in your keyboard to initiate the save file dialog. Change the file type and set the name as shown in the image below. You can replace the filename with anything you prefer and click Save
5. Go to the location where you have saved the file. Click and run the file. It will open up on your default browser and shows the pages without the advert. Check the screenshot on 1st step to see the differences
1. Go to start > run and paste the following location “%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\” without the quotes and click enter.
At this point, you should see a folder structure something similar to below.
2. Open the hosts file in notepad and add 127.0.0.1 www.cpalead.com and 127.0.0.1 cpalead.com. Refer to the image below.
3. Go to file and click save. Then exit the hosts file.
4. Now visit the URL directly from your browser, the site will load without any adverts.
Another way is to install grease-monkey add on script in Firefox to get rid of the advert. You can get the script from here. I have not tested the following method but the author of the blog claims that it works.
You can also register on this site — http://surveyblock.com/. The site offers free bypass service to their user. The site are able to bypass survey type advertisement from multiple site including those from CPALead.com.