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1 posted on 02/24/2013 10:30:32 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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2 posted on 02/24/2013 10:31:56 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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If you’re not using Mozilla, it’s time to get on the gravy train.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 10:38:37 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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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.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 11:00:23 AM PST by mnehring
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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.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 11:08:11 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Some sites are so ad rich that they aren’t worth visiting for their content.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 11:09:46 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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Get Mozilla, Get the add on Ghostery to stop them from Data-Mining you and putting junk on you box.

https://www.ghostery.com/

Get other like minded add-ons, to stop re-directs etc. SO many good ones....

16 posted on 02/24/2013 11:12:59 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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See if your browser allows you to shut off Javascript (and Java, to be safe), that will probably take care of it. Also, some browsers have separate settings that can just refuse to let anyone but you open a new window.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 11:30:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Newsmax is particularly horrible and I won’t go there. To make matters worse they spam crap all over Facebook too.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 11:38:09 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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I KNOW EXACTLY what you mean.

I got pop up blocker and it is just about as bad as the pop up sites/adds.
Every time one attempts to popup - my popup blocker asks me if I want to block their add.

My question is - why won’t a pop up blocker do exactly what it is supposed to do and leave me out of the discussion?

I don’t want the adds and I don’t feel the need to justify my decision to reject their adds every time.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 11:47:33 AM PST by jongaltsr
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Might as well be speaking Swahili. What is popup?


35 posted on 02/24/2013 1:39:43 PM PST by deadrock
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If you ever find yourself in a situation where an adblock variation or another addon isn’t feasible — install this as a startup script in your DDWRT router:

Code:
_rogue=127.0.0.1
echo -e “n=1\nwhile ! wget -q -O /tmp/hsts http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt ; do\n\t[ \$n -gt 5 ] && break\n\tlet n+=1\n\tsleep 60\ndone\ngrep \”^127.0.0.1\” /tmp/hsts | grep \”^127.0.0.1\” | grep -v localhost | awk ‘{print \”$_rogue\\\t\”\$2}’ | tr -d ‘\\\015’ >/tmp/dlhosts\nrm /tmp/hsts\nkillall -HUP dnsmasq” >/tmp/wh
sh /tmp/wh &

Additional DNSMasq Options script:

Code:
addn-hosts=/tmp/dlhosts


36 posted on 02/24/2013 1:50:28 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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I agree that they’re annoying, but if we want a successful and profitable conservative press then the price will be advertising. For Pete’s sake, Limbaugh is all ads, but that’s what keeps him on the air.


38 posted on 02/24/2013 3:35:49 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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I agree. I don’t even go to these sites anymore.


40 posted on 02/24/2013 3:47:20 PM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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Breitbart does it, too.

Many pop-ups seem malicious. Often my anti-virus software warns me against proceeding. Other times, a fake Microsoft warning comes up claiming my machine is infected, & offering to clean the problem. Exiting these windows usually requires closing Explorer via the task manager. You can't click your way out. That only spawns more windows.

Makes me so damn mad!!!!!!

Warning to Breitbart & other sites with these annoying, potentially dangerous pop-ups: I don't go to your site very often anymore. I can easily get my news & opinions from sites that treat visitors better. You have a lot of competition.

42 posted on 02/24/2013 3:54:54 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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Mozilla FireFox + Noscript addin = CONTROL

Noscipt blocks all scripts from running unless you selectively allow them to run. You can “train” Noscript to allow your favorite sites to function to the degree you want. You will be amazed how much marketing “spyware” clutters practically any web site now.


50 posted on 02/25/2013 2:34:10 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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