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Old 10-24-2016, 07:05 PM
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This site is full of adware links. Already cost me $15 and a half hour of down time removing the adware from a link in a forum message. I'm out of here. Been nice but I don't need the headache.
 
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Try Adblock Plus, it works for me.

https://adblockplus.org/
 
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:12 AM
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With Windows 10 as OS, I use Firefox as my preferred browser and AdBlock Plus. The ONLY ads I see are from forum sponsors. I also clear my cache monthly.

In contrast, using Microsoft Edge on the same PC with no blocking, the forum pages are riddled with ads and pop-ups in addition to the drivel Microsoft delusionally believes is essential to the browsing experience.

My smartphone, apart from being (for me) an inconvenient way of viewing a predominantly text based forum is also littered with ads.

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Old 10-25-2016, 03:40 PM
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Think he got caught out by something he clicked on and wants to make that someone elses fault. Meanwhile the other umpteen thousand users carry on. I wish him luck out there finding the perfectly clean Internet site.
 
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:17 PM
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Maybe he'll start up his own.
I only have Gazillions of ads when I look in here without logging in properly; and AdWare whatever doesn't even work on this browser!
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Old 10-28-2016, 04:13 PM
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just turn off javascript completely.

most ads depend on javascript for delivery
and most attack vectors are javascript based.
 
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:54 AM
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Firefox + Ghostery add on works great.

My Android smart does not like this site. Throws up an odd message or two,
so I've stopped using the site via my smart phone.
 
 

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