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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:07 PM

Ads are everywhere these days and browsing without an adblocker is a nightmare IMO. I am quite happy to pay an annual fee for the freedom given by AdMuncher.

However, there are good free extensions for popular browsers out there. FireFox and Chrome have ADBLOCK PLUS and I just came across a good one for OPERA - https://addons.opera.com/en/addons/extensions/details/opera-adblock/0.52/

If you have others you can recommend, please add to the list.

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#2 Lipper

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:06 AM

I find that using a MVPS Hosts file does a great job at blocking most ads. I also use Webmail Ad Blocker add-on in Firefox to block ads (and regain the real estate) in Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and GMail. There's a version for Google Chrome, too.

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#3 Keith1

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:10 PM

I use Firefox as my web browser on my machines. In addition to AdBlock Plus, I use Ghostery to compliment it.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/

It is available for all the major browsers.

http://www.ghostery.com/download

It detects the 'web bugs' and blocks them. When you open a web page. it shows the blocked and unblocked 'bugs' in the upper right of the page. You can block any not already blocked. One really good thing about it - when you mouse-over a web page and keep getting those annoying pop-ups when you cross over certain words, it will block them.

The only negative thing I've noticed is that a very few sites won't allow you to play Flash videos with Ghostery enabled ( such as a local TV station website here ). But, that's no big deal - if it's a random site you can just disable the addon while on the site, or if it's a site you frequent, you can add the URL to the whitelist.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

thanks Keith1 for the info and the link.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:32 AM

I find that using a MVPS Hosts file does a great job at blocking most ads...


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:35 PM

Im using MyIE2 and it has an AUTO BLOCKER which sometimes has ALOT OF BLOCKED ENTRIES!!

I agree,surfing today WITHOUT SOME KIND OF AD FILTER isnt a good thing....

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:02 PM

Doesn't IE9 have some sort of an adblocker?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

I use AdBlock, Adblock Plus for Google Chrome, AdBlock+ Element Hiding Helper, FlashBlock Google Chrome extensions :) .
If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology. Bruce Schneier

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:26 AM

Ya its really working man.Thanks man

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

Free Adblocker similar to Ad Muncher -


AdFender - The Ultimate Ad Blocker

  • Supports all leading web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Avant, K-Meleon, Maxthon, Lunascape and Epic.
  • Blocks ads in Instant Messengers and P2P apps
  • New and faster filter engine using EasyList rules
(via CNET)


Homepage:
http://www.adfender.com/index.html

Review:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adfender-block-advertisements-without-plugins/

#11 rowal5555

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks Red Dawn. Installing AdFender on all machines I come across so it will be interesting to receive reports.

A new plugin for various browsers is reported on at CNET-

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57373684-12/do-not-track-plus-add-on-stops-the-tracking-paparazzi/?tag=nl.e415

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

I used to use adblockers, but now I don't. My reason is because ads are how sites make money. I'd rather deal with some ads than have to pay to access websites.
Honestly, I haven't noticed ads too much since I stopped using adblock. I notice them on YouTube, but I've just gotten used to them.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:53 AM

Ads can really bog down a website's loading,etc..

There should be some other way for a site to mske $$$ dont ya think buddy?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:11 AM

Knowing HOW to install an adblocker into Internet Explorer would be wonderful. Doing this in FireFox, Google Chrome, and Comodo Dragon is very easy; but to do it in I.E., I am lost.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

Which version of Internet Explorer?

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