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#1 Philip Brampton

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:06 AM

Morning all
I am trying to find a free application that blocks out banner ads
Pop Ups are not a problem because The Google Tool Bar takes very good care of those.but banners are a real annoyance.
Advice would be much appreciated.
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 07:50 AM

If you use the Firefox browser, you can use the Adblock plus add-in. Very effective.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:04 AM

which firewall and antivirus software do you use?

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:42 AM

Thanks for you interest .
I would prefer to keep IE6 if poss
My firewall is Comodo v2.4
My Anti-Virus AVG free.
Both these applications are an absolute joy to use,no problems whatsoever
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:49 PM

I've been searching, but I can find no free ad or banner blockers for Internet Explorer.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:10 PM

Your browser is the cause for you not being able to block those pop-ups, banner ads.

I'd be glad to see one now, but it's only been a few years since any popped up on my computer.

It's all in what you use.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:45 AM

Thanks

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:40 AM

Sorry to jump on the Firefox bandwagon...BUT....minor tinkering with the "No-Scrip" add-on eliminates the banners in regular Yahoo mail. One by one, temporarily allow(then perm. when you find which one works). You can perm allow "yahoo.com" and "ying.com" and the banners will go away.....For what it's worth

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:22 AM

Ohhh, how could I not mention this?

After reading the post again, it really hit me. If you want to go to any web site and not see any banner ads at all, the best tool I've used is actually TOR/Privoxy.

Using that tool, when you go to web sites that have banners, the ones built into the pages, will no longer show. It's a very, very effective tool. You can get TOR from here:
http://tor.eff.org/

Word of caution:

TOR/Privoxy is no joke. You will need to really know this tool, because it will block more images than you care. It have many features that you can edit, and it has restrictions that you can set, but straight out of the box, it will block pretty much every banner/image on any web site.

Again, this tool is very effective, and you'll soon agree.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 05:52 AM

What about thisone

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:26 AM

Thanks.
I am most grateful
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:28 AM

use Mozilla Firefox, it block all pop-up ad's. Also Google Toolbar + IE is a good tool. Good luck!




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