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Assuming this is best classed as a Privacy Issue


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#1 peterlonz

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

I have noticed that progressively over the past 12 months or so an ever increasing appearance of "voice over" deliveries during my use of the internet.

Always unwanted & characterised by being loud & nigh impossible to shut off; you simply can't tell which site is responsible.

 

The only defense I have found is to reduce the system speaker volume to zero, which takes a couple of clicks. Then of course you have to remember to restore the volume slider control to whatever is appropriate for your typical use, about 15% in my case.

Sometimes the same sort of intrusion is an unwanted video; but that at least can usually be dispatched by one of the AD blockers. Of course this is an unwelcome waste of time & should not be necessary.

 

So my question is: how can I set up to allow my PC to recognise this crap & either shut it down promptly or just prevent it?

BTW I have done several Google searches, the issue is "known about", but I can find no reasonably convenient method of prevention.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:26 PM

Depends on your operating system and the browser you use...

 

Personally, I use Firefox on Windows almost exclusively, and use an add-on called uBlock Origin. I would describe it more like a "firewall for a browser" than an ad-blocker.

 

I set Shockwave Flash to Ask to Activate, so that Flash content doesn't kick off on it's own.

 

I don't use either IE or Chrome.

 

I don't experience video or sound interruptions.


Edited by jwoods301, 19 June 2017 - 08:27 PM.


#3 peterlonz

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:05 PM

I should have mentioned:

My OS is Windows 10

Browser of preference & the one usually used is Chrome.

I do have uBlockOrigin installed (default settings) but unfortunately I cannot get to grips with GUI which does not seem to present understandable options.

I have no way to tell if it's a complete failure (which I suspect) or if it works "sometimes".



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:17 PM

I should have mentioned:

My OS is Windows 10

Browser of preference & the one usually used is Chrome.

I do have uBlockOrigin installed (default settings) but unfortunately I cannot get to grips with GUI which does not seem to present understandable options.

I have no way to tell if it's a complete failure (which I suspect) or if it works "sometimes".

 

uBlock Origin has worked so well for me, I don't bother with the GUI 99% of the time, unless I want to look at the logger.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:39 AM

Resources to help prevent advertisements & block websites:Resources to help protect privacy:Tools To protect your browser, privacy, help prevent advertisements & block websites:Notes about Adblock Plus and NoScript:
Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus is letting companies pay to let their ads through
Allowing acceptable ads in Adblock Plus
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