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(Solved) - Annoying pop up ads

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  • Started 8 years ago by cinque8
  • Latest reply from LadyFitzgerald
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cinque8
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Is there any way to get rid of those annoying pop up ads, especially Netflix?

Thanks,

-cinque*

Posted 8 years ago
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bobbyphoenix
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Use an adblocker. Depending on what browser you are using you have to find the right one. Firefox and Chrome can both get adblockers from their extensions. IE8 needs an add-on. For Firefox use adblcok plus. For Chrome use adblock. For IE8 use simple-adblock (find it at simple-adblock.com). Also enable the pop-up blocker within the browser settings, but the adblocking is the biggest key.

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LH
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LadyFitzgerald
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I have a couple problems with Simple-Adblock. One, the ads are what enable web pages to operate for free. In other words, the ads pay the bills. From what I've seen on SAs website, all ads get blocked. Two, I actually will glance at the ads. If they do not interest me, I ignore them. If they do interest me, then I read them. I learn about many new products and services that way.

Popups (and popunders), on the other hand, are a whole 'nuther story. The vendors who pay for those ads should be shot. Not killed, just shot where it will hurt for eternity. Business who have those, and other actively obnoxious ads lose any hope of business from me and get informed by me of that and why. Netflix has to be the worst of the misbegotten lot.

Almost as bad as the popup and popunders are the roll over ads. If you accidentally roll your mouse pointer over the ad or a keyword in the text, an ad pops up. So far, I've been tolerant of the damned things but sites that have an excess of them or have persistant ones (you have to click on something to get rid of them) I quickly quit using. Summers Eve is the worst of the lot. Not only do you have to click on something to get rid of their &^%$##@! ad, the place you click doesn't appear for a few seconds. To make matters worse, they do not have an email or other place one can complain unless one has a product lot number. That all puts them one notch above Netflix for obnoxiousness.

If someone can come up with a popup blocker (I have IE8's turned on) that would allow selective popup blocking, I would be all over it. With IE8's blocker, I'm still being inconvenienced because I have to manually turn on beneficial popups.

Posted 8 years ago
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at0mic
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you might also want to run Superantispyware just in case. You could be infected by MyWebSearch, FunWebProducts, etc...

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Seasider
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Using AdBlock on Google Chrome. Best adblocker I've used. Not a single pop up and it has an optional button on the toolbar to select options if you want to let ant ads through. Like me, it's simple and does what it is told. lol

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LadyFitzgerald
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I run SAS along with free Avast, MBAM, Glary Utilities, and Spybot S&D every week.

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cinque8
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Thanks Guys (and Girls),

I run Superantispyware every week, I will try some of the other suggestions.

-cinque8

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mfletch
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@Lady

I have a couple problems with Simple-Adblock. One, the ads are what enable web pages to operate for free. In other words, the ads pay the bills. From what I've seen on SAs website, all ads get blocked. Two, I actually will glance at the ads. If they do not interest me, I ignore them. If they do interest me, then I read them. I learn about many new products and services that way.

All you do with simple addblock is right click on its icon and Disable Simple addblock on/ then select the site

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germ-x
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I agree with LadyFitzgerald. Some adds are a pain but necessary but now half my pages on some websites are not displayed." I.E. cannaot display ". Looks worse then the ad. NetFlex is gotta go.

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cinque8
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Hmm,

I always wondered how a site like Wikipedia could provide such an excellent service for free. It never dawned on me that the ads were actually paying the bills. Based on what LadyFitzgerald and germ-x are saying, if an add can get passed SAS, maybe I will just try to live with it.

-cinque8

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mfletch
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But adds are not malware

SAS is not made to detect adds

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LadyFitzgerald
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SAS will catch the cookies, etc., many advertisers plant on our computers that trigger many of the ads or produce selected ads based on our surfing history which is an intrusion and misuse of cookies I find intolerable which is one reason I habitually block cookies. You would be amazed at how many otherwise innocuous sites try to place porn cookies on your computer. I never visit porn sites yet when I took a fast look at my list of cookies I have blocked or enabled just now, I found half a dozen entries of blocked cookies with the word porn in them. God only knows how many of the cookies I block are for porn sites and do not have the name porn in them. Some of the blocked cookies in my list are for known adware and tracking cookies. Again, God only knows how many more are for cookies I do not recognize. I will not use sites, such as MSN Hotmail, that require that I have all my cookies enabled (they get their opearating funds by being paid to literally flood your computer with cookies). One reason I like Glary Utilities is it makes it easy for me to go in and remove the non-beneficial cookies without disturbing beneficial ones used to store log on and account info.

Again, to clarify my stance on ads, I have no problem with static ads. They serve a useful purpose for me, the companies advertising, and the owners of the sites I'm visiting. The ones I have SERIOUS heartburn with are intrusive ones like the bastards at Netflix (clearly the worst offender) who have ads that deliberately try to defeat pop-up blockers. This includes ones that automatically start up audio. However, because of the proliferation of roll over ads, I may be forced to adopt a total ad blocking program like Simple-Adblock.

Then there is just the stubborn, old Irish bitch in me that says, "It's my damned computer! I paid for it and I'll determine who puts what on it!"

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