I use Adblock Plus on my Linux machine, and find it works brilliantly, and am very happy with it. Actually, I don't mind some advertissng - I'm a capitalist, after al. So I have it set to allow some advertising (can't recall how I did it) and I actually like that advertising, and click on it occassionally. All is beautiful in the world of Linux !!!
Yesterday, away from my Linux machine, I had to use my W7 lappie to do some searching - mainly health web sites, naturalistic remedies, etc, for a condition of severe eczema someone is suffering.
Thing is, even with block pop ups, medium / high security, etc, I was appalled at the level of grossly intrusive advertising that just kept coming. Every web page - a screen over the screen being read, nagging me incessently to join this .. that .. and difficult to get out of .. ahh, there's the tiny little cross on the bottom left had corner .. or in many cases, NO such cross, and I found I had to hit the escape key, which worked sometimes .. other times it didn't and I just shut down the whole page.
And what's that twitter / facebook / and other .. vertical thing on the left hand side of the screen ?
How so I get rid of that ? No cross off, no escape .. and it covered the text I was reading so I had to guess the words .. and there's all these videos running in the background .. and the machine is sluggish ..
GOOD GRIEF !!!
Admittedly, I've been in Nirvana these last few months, surfing with my LINUX MINT 17.2 machine .. but is this what it's come to with Windows ?
GOOD GRIEF !!!
In the end, I gave up, waited till I got home and got the job done in short order on my Linux :-)))))
I can imagine if THAT's the normality that I now have to contend with on my W7 machine, what the hell the poor W10 sheeple will have to put up with, in THAT cheap circus ???
OK, now that I've vented, my question.
Yes, I checked Adblock Plus can be downloaded for Windows.
- Is it recommended by folk here ? Or are there better alternatives ?
- If OK, what is the best site to dowload it from ? I checked, and got 'cnet' and 'softronic' or something, but I recall bad experiences with those in the past.
Oh, and BTW, is there a good adblocker for W10 ? My suffering W10 daughter would be very please to know of one (or should I ask this in the W10 page ?)
Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by hamluis, 11 December 2015 - 12:20 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.