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Old 05-19-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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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:

127.0.0.1 tleone.us.intellitxt.com
127.0.0.1 intellitxt.com
127.0.0.1 virbrantmedia.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com

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Old 05-21-2010, 07:05 AM   #2
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can you explain a google ad? I must not be getting hit with them.

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Old 05-21-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
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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.
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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
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #5
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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.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...+block&cat=all

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.

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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
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Ad block works great on FireFox which I use. At least I can decide what I want to see or not...
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Ad block works great on FireFox which I use. At least I can decide what I want to see or not...
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+1 for AdBlock, NoScript is a great one too
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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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