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Old 11-05-2012, 16:09   #11
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How to you get Firefox to block ads - because that is the only browser I DO use and they sure make their presence known. OK I found where to dump the cookies and change a few things. Thank you.

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Old 11-05-2012, 16:22   #12
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Get the Ad Block Plus add-on . . .

And also do as mcseccne says - set your computer to clear out all the crap every time you shut it down. Your sites can be saved by bookmarking them.

And there are several excellent free programs to assist in keeping 'clean' . . . I run Malwarebytes and SpyBot Search & Destroy every few days.

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Old 11-05-2012, 17:36   #13
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I am a bit paranoid about tracking. So I have the following setup:

1. Firefox with AdBlock Plus
2. Disable 3rd Party Cookies (that allows one site to add cookies for another site, which lets them track you across multiple sites that you visit).
3. Whitelist cookies from select websites I visit often (like and
4. Delete all non-whitelisted cookies when I close the browser.

This seems to do a great job of keeping the ads to a minimum and hopefully preventing evil ad companies to follow me from site to site.
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Old 11-05-2012, 17:40   #14
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Here's a quick and dirty fix. I do this and virtually never see any ads at all. Just increase the size of your screen font. I do this so I don't have to squint, and lo and behold, one day when people were complaining about ads on Face Book and I was thinking about how weird it was since my Face Book has no ads, I discovered that all the ads were way off on the right side of the screen, where I couldn't see then without scrolling right. And all because I have nice, large readable fonts on my Chrome setting. BTW, I've never seen an ad on this forum, but I do run an ad blocker as well.

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Old 11-05-2012, 17:43   #15
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I see ads in here at the bottom of every post. Most are diabetes related. (They say Ads by Google). I assume that is a necessity that allows us to have this forum for free.

What I found a bit unnerving was after visiting Lucky Vitamin or Vitacost, I would see ads from them highlighting the very things I had been looking at!!!

I just ignore ads. They don't bother me that much as long as I don't get popup ads.


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