Skip to comments.Fed Up with Aggressive Pop-Ups at Townhall, CanadaFreePress, etc.
Posted on 02/24/2013 10:30:20 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
I am fed up with, and don't even go to, a number of websites that make it impossible to close their pop-ups--I mean there isn't even a button to do so--or else, when you close the pop-up, an entirely new, screen-filling WINDOW opens. Townhall, CanadaFreePress, NRO, NewsMax, and many others are guilty of this kind of aggression. I'm sick of it. I never even look at what they are hawking, and now, I won't click any links on FR to these sites until I hear that they've cleaned up their act.
If you’re not using Mozilla, it’s time to get on the gravy train.
Adblock Plus not available for IE?
Or evading their surveillance.
I am not savvy at all
it says it is free
is that true?
how can they do that
and then is says something about firefox
what is that/
thanks for helping me understand
I have AdBlock and it works most of the time.
When a TownHall popup appears, I hit the F-5 key, which simply refreshes the page and the popup doesnt reappear...
F-5 works most of the time...
Firefox is a Browser like Internet Explorer.
Download it here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
Then download and install adblock.
No more ads!
You can download Firefox here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/.
After you download and install it, start it up and got to the "Tools-Addons" menu and search for and install Adblock Plus.
I just installed the Adblock Plus for Chrome and it has cleaned up NRO quite nicely!
Whatever you do, avoid Examiner blogs, they are the worst. A half dozen pop-ups or float overs along with banners on every available inch of real-estate. I’ve started getting alerts of a lot of tracking cookies too.
This all helped me understand
FWIW, I use AdMuncher. It blocks most banner ads and popups, and if there’s a particular site it doesn’t block for some reason, you can usually add that on.
It’s not free, but it’s great. I’ve had it since it went into business ten years ago, one of the few from back then that I’ve kept.
Very small program, and it actually speeds up access to most sites since you don’t download all those visual ads. I visit lots of sites and hardly ever see an ad anywhere.
Some sites are so ad rich that they aren’t worth visiting for their content.
Get other like minded add-ons, to stop re-directs etc. SO many good ones....
Don’t forget Ghostery
Blocks trackers too.
Adblock and ghostery are the minimum for browsing.
I haven’t used Exploder in ten years!
Newsmax is particularly horrible and I won’t go there. To make matters worse they spam crap all over Facebook too.
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