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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 12-27-2014 11:34 AM 851 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2014 11:34 AM

The popups are becoming a real bother to me. A few are blocked by MS but come up in back of the main window by the dozens. The there are those that take over the whole screen
I would like some recommendations for blockers that do the job. In the past, years ago, I used a couple but they seemed to let the same ads in as the URL’s were changed on a regular basis and one had to re-enter the info frequently to block them.

-- Jerry


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#1 posted 12-27-2014 11:41 AM

I use google chrome and ad blocker. I do not have any pop ups.

-- Gary

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 02:15 PM



I use google chrome and ad blocker. I do not have any pop ups.

- GaryLGill

DITTO!!!

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 02:21 PM

I use google chrome and ad blocker. I do not have any pop ups.

- GaryLGill

DITTO!!!

- DIYaholic

THREETO!!!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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longgone

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 03:50 PM

four toes

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#5 posted 12-27-2014 04:40 PM

I am using Firefox and Adblock Plus … does a fine job of killing pop-ups and ads. The only downside is that some things like the comments section on YouTube videos don’t load. Small price to pay.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 10:54 PM

If your getting pop-ups your not using the right software.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 11:01 PM

you’re

-- ....And on the seventh day the Lord created the Les Paul...and it was good.

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 11:07 PM

Firefox has a setting to block pop-up windows and allows for exceptions if needed. If you are talking about the ads within the main window, I’ve found that there are only a couple of places they come from (doubleclick.net and chartbeat are probably the worst), and routing them to the loopback address (127.0.0.1) works pretty good at preventing them from showing up.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 11:17 PM

Alltoes to Google,

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 12-27-2014 11:50 PM

How does one route them to the loopback address?

-- Jerry

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#11 posted 12-28-2014 12:03 AM


How does one route them to the loopback address?

Depends on your platform.. sounds like you are running windoze, so I can’t help much there.. on a Linux/Unix based machine, you just add it to your /etc/hosts file, like:

127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net

After that, every time your machine goes to lookup up the hostname address, it just returns the localhost/loopback address and fails instantly when trying to connect to it.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 12-28-2014 12:28 AM

I use google chrome and adblocker plus and the pop ups from ‘snipsmart’ are driving me nuts!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 12-28-2014 01:35 AM

On older Windows machines (Vista, XP, etc.), the hosts file should be in: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
I’m not sure where Win7 and Win8 put it … probably the same place.

The syntax is as Brad described above.

Before making any changes to your hosts file, make a backup copy of it.

And if you aren’t sure what you are doing, don’t mess with it.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 12-28-2014 02:36 AM

Gerry, Afraid I’m in the “don’t mess with it” camp.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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AlaskaGuy

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#15 posted 12-28-2014 04:35 AM


I use google chrome and adblocker plus and the pop ups from snipsmart are driving me nuts!!!

- gfadvm

I believe snipsmart is maleware in YOUR computer that you pickup somewhere.

https://www.google.com/search?q=snipsmart&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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