Saturday, December 10, 2011

How To Disable, Block The Interactive Ads On XBOX 360 Dashboard

Disable and block the interactive ads on Xbox 360. You bought XBOX 360, you love it, you play it but then the interactive TV Ads come up distracting your screen, is that a deodorants??? I am playing a game here, why they put deodorant on my screen? Well, fyi the ads come from the new feature introduced by Microsoft in the version 360. The reason for Microsoft to placed this feature can be vary, one of which is probably to grab any potential funds to cover $8.5 billion spent for Skype updates.

Here is the interactive ads look on the XBOX 360:
The Interactive Ads On XBOX 360

And I know you are not happy about it, so are the rest of your XBOX buddies and Microsoft should not sacrifice its users fun for their own benefit. So judging your condition right now, I am not mistaken if labeling you as the interactive ad victim that means you are going to need this how to tutorial to disable The Interactive Ads from your Xbox 360 Dashboard.

Remove the interactive Ads from the Xbox 360 dashboard

This tutorial taken from Reddit user, namely absurdlyobfuscated. We are going to need an OpenDNS account, why? Because he said it's the easiest solution among others methods he tried and it's free. So let's get into the tutorial.

1. Create account in OpenDNS (don't worry it's free).

2. Add a network for your current IP address.

3. Go to Advanced Settings and next to 'Domain Typos', check the box 'Enable typo correction' if it's not already checked and apply.

4. Got to Web Content Filtering settings and set the filtering level to 'None', and under 'Manage individual domains', put and select 'Always block' and then click 'Add domain'. Screenshot.

5. On your Xbox, go to System Settings -> Network Settings -> (your connection) -> Configure Network -> DNS settings -> Manual, and enter the OpenDNS IP addresses for the primary and secondary DNS servers: and

6. You may need to clear your hard drive cache before ads disappear entirely: System Settings -> Storage -> Hard Drive -> press Y -> Clear System Cache (note that you'll have to re-download any title updates for any games you play after doing this).

Conguratulation now you have blocked and disabled XBOX 360 interactive Ads on dashboard.


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