The only bad thing about this happy situation is that my netbook's speed and ability to open up web pages quickly is rubbish. And when a site I want to look at (like the Halle Berry one, which doesn't actually exist but I wish did) is stuffed with ads it can take you back to the days of 56K dial-up Internet. Not good times.
Adblock Plus is the answer to your question.
It's a free add-on that works with the Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers and prevents ads taking up space on your browser page. Here's the page where you can download and add it to your browser:
Have a look at a screengrab of how the Guardian looks without it. See the ad for The Vintage Shop?
Here's the same page, refreshed, with Adblock Plus switched on:
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