Keep Internet junk at bay with content filters

Each day, I come across someone on the blogosphere complaining about the design of a Web site. Some don't like screaming text, others don't like banners, and still others hate ads.

My pet peeves include pop-ups and unwanted JavaScript and cookies. Removing such junk can speed up your Internet connection, since you're no longer wasting bandwidth downloading data you find useless. Here are some tools you can use to filter the content a Web site renders to you.