What are the pros and cons of using popup blocker?
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:12 PM
Pros....no ads.....Cons...see ads, slower page loading and risk infection
Ad Blocker is more appropriate designation than popup blocker. Ad blocking covers all types of ads.
Do you have one? If not...give AdBlock Plus a spin in your browsers.
Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:00 PM
Thanks Buddy for the links. I couldn't find anything for w10 and edge to my liking, but I did find one for IE. I still use the old browser quite a bit. Downloaded and installed. I'll use it for a few days and give a report back here. Shortly after installing, a notification appeared bottom right of desktop advising of an update available. Followed through and updated. BTW, This is ABP.
Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:16 PM
I only use Firefox in Linux. Click on the ABP icon and choose Options. In my ABP I have several options to choose from.
I don't know what you will see as Options in IE or Edge. Under the General Tab...UNcheck Allow acceptable ads. You may
see something different in options relating to acceptable ads.
Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:33 PM
Edited by rp88, 18 January 2018 - 05:34 PM.
Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:10 PM
I also have become a convert to uBlock Origin as my ad blocker plus several other very useful security functions. I dropped Ghostery, not because I didn't like it, but because uBlock Origin has features that obviated the need for it.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:41 AM
As posted earlier, I did install Add Blocker Plus to be used with Internet Explorer. Works fine. No problems.
Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:05 AM
Poper Blocker is usefull in blocking coinminers, since they mostly run as popups/hidden overlays.
Edited by TairikuOkami, 09 February 2018 - 07:49 AM.
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