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Offline Lou Miller

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Banner ads
« on: October 07, 2007, 08:43 PM »
I know there are some people here that are really good with computers, so I figured I'd ask here.

Banner ads are driving me nuts on a lot of the websites I visit. Lately, sites like Woodnet are throwing ads my way that are basically soft porn. Not that I have that much of a problem looking at women that are, well, you know...  Its not the point though. I don't go to a woodworking site to look at those pictures and I don't want it shoved down my throat.

Anyone know a banner ad blocker that is free, works, and is easy for a computer nitwit like myself to use?

Offline patrick anderson

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Re: Banner ads
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 09:08 PM »
Do you use IE or Firefox? Friefox has a built in blocker but I use ad block plus as well
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Offline bolson

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Re: Banner ads
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 01:00 AM »
I use the ad block plus plug-in for firefox.

I didn't even know Woodnet had ads on it to give you an idea of how well it works.

Offline Timmy C

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Re: Banner ads
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 10:19 AM »
Do you use IE or Firefox? Friefox has a built in blocker but I use ad block plus as well

Good Morning Lou,  all Trev and I use is Firefox.  Solid blocking capabilities...I can't remember the last time an ad has popped up on me.  I too enjoy a bit of soft porn....soft-wood or tool porn that is  ;D
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When you get it installed, go to the menu bar: tools:options:content:and then click the first four squares for "block pop-up windows"  "load images automatically" "enable java scrip" "enable java"  Do yourself a favor and check out the other tabs...it is very user friendly.

Mozilla Firefox is a pretty common browser.  Nearly 32% of our sites visitors are using Firefox.

Good Luck Dude,

Timmy C

Offline brandon.nickel

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Re: Banner ads
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 11:55 PM »
I second the motion for using Adblock and Firefox.  I check for spyware once a month or so and never have any.  Adblock allows you to selectively block portions of a site so that you can get the javascript menus to work but the banner ads don't.  Best of the best.  My wife thinks I'm slightly paranoid, but I don't EVER have to deal with banner ads or popups.
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Offline Jennifer17

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Re: Banner ads
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 04:38 AM »
I second the motion for using Adblock and Firefox.  I check for spyware once a month or so and never have any.  Adblock allows you to selectively block portions of a site so that you can get the javascript menus to work but the banner ads don't.  Best of the best.  My wife thinks I'm slightly paranoid, but I don't EVER have to deal with banner ads or popups.
Can I third the motion? I really agree with what have you said in using Adlock and Firefox. And thanks for sharing this information.




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