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Scuba_Dave 05-19-2010 03:21 PM

Block Google ads & others
I don;t know why I never did this before
But lately Google ads are out of hand & causing my PC to slwo down while they load
So I've added Google to the other Spam Ads that I block in my hosts file:

bigcaddy 05-21-2010 08:05 AM

can you explain a google ad? I must not be getting hit with them.

poppameth 05-21-2010 10:59 AM

I though Google only did text ads, which shouldn't slow down much of anything. I've had AdBlock Plus running for so long now I've never really seen a Google ad.

Scuba_Dave 05-21-2010 11:10 AM

On the right margin of this site & below the menu are ads
They use flashplayer & other software now for ads
And if there is a conflict, nwer version of flash etc then it can cause problems
Since I've blocked Google my PC is running much better

Intellitxt is the double underlined words on web-sites that pops up links

fabrk8r 05-21-2010 12:09 PM

What browser do you use Dave?

I use Firefox version 3.6.3 with the Adblock Plus (ABP) add-on. It's free and works really well. It's nice having the sites I visit show up full screen without the annoying adds. I've had no problems with it and the reviews say most people feel the same. :thumbsup:

If you are using IE I don't know what to tell you. I haven't used that browser for years except to update the OS.

Good luck!

Scuba_Dave 05-21-2010 12:15 PM

I use IE, there are a number of things I use that tie into IE
I've tried the others & eventually for one reason or another I end up back with IE

PortlandRemodel 05-21-2010 04:16 PM

Ad Block
Ad block works great on FireFox which I use. At least I can decide what I want to see or not...

tpolk 05-21-2010 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by PortlandRemodel (Post 445121)
Ad block works great on FireFox which I use. At least I can decide what I want to see or not...


chenzarino 06-01-2010 12:55 PM

+1 for AdBlock, NoScript is a great one too

MagicalHome 06-07-2010 01:35 PM

Dunno how to prevent them with IE, but with FF we have Add-ons, and with Chrome now we have Extensions ^^

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