Annoying Ads

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 13:19
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Ok ... I have checked the suppress ads box, but no difference.
Is there anything else I can do to be rid of the extremely annoying psychotic episode inducing ads advising me I've won a set of steak knives and a trip to the moon, .. or those advising me my computer is about to self destruct and wipe out half of the suburb? Shhheeeez!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 13:55

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 13:55
Hi Rosco

My first question is what Browser are you using and what type of System, Windows or Mac?

I use a Mac and was getting bombarded yesterday to the point that it was giving me the real bleep s. I was using Firefox, but was not getting it with Safari or Opera.

I suggest try another Browser and your problems should go. My first thought was that it was something not very nice, and like you, the suppress ads box made no difference at all. I even completely removed firefox, reinstalled it, but the issue was still there.

All good now since I am back using Safari.



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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 14:08

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 14:08
That's interesting Stephen. I'm running Win 7 and using IE.
Tried Firefox and NO ads, but much slower ??
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 14:12

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 14:12
Hi Rosco

I have never had any issues with Firefox until yesterday, but at least you have got rid of those very annoying adverts and videos that start playing by themselves.


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Reply By: Hoyks - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 17:45

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 17:45
Firefox and the free add-ons Adblock Pro and Blur (formally known as 'Do not track me').

Both get rid of most of the advertising and because you aren't tracked you also avoid a bunch of the targeted ads.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 17:59

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 17:59
Confer with Adblock.
I also have a Facebook filter and Google Blocker. Stops them from tracking.

Downside of course is that you do not receive targeted advertisements which to some would be a welcome thing.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 18:06

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 18:06
Equinox,

While doing a quick search for your Google Blocker, I found this.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 18:09

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 at 18:09
Haha Frank, that is sad :-))


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Reply By: SDG - Monday, Dec 01, 2014 at 18:40

Monday, Dec 01, 2014 at 18:40
Read recently some where, that if playing games on a tablet/phone, you can avoid ads if playing in airplane mode. Might work with other things as well.
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