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Old 09-17-2014, 16:20   #1
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Along with trying to bring blood sugars down all morning, I've been trying to get rids of ads to the right of my computer. Got rid of all the rest. Something follows me around, because the ads are things that I may have looked at or bought online.

Are they apart of this forum? If they are fine, if they are not, can anybody tell me how to get rid of them. I've googled to my hearts content and tried various things, like malware bytes, removing blekko manually, changing setting in chrome. Like diabetes management I've given up on this.

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Are you always logged in? If not, you definitely get 'extra ads'. My BH doesn't always log in and gets really fed up with the advert clutter.

I've also got Adblock running - on this page - it tells me that it has blocked six ads.

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We have an ad-blocking program as well. At this moment there is one ad from Amazon on the bottom right, and one Insulin Pump ad down at the very bottom. Neither location interferes with my enjoyment of the forum - in fact, I had to go looking to see if there were any ads because they don't show without scrolling down.

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I'm running Firefox with Adblock Plus, and I don't see any ads. There might be a blank square where an advertisement would be, but the ad itself is nowhere in sight. I'm pretty sure the Adblock extensions work on some of the other browsers as well.




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Another vote here for a browser ad-blocker. And yes, the browsers use "push" technology, which really does follow us around!

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Are you always logged in? If not, you definitely get 'extra ads'. My BH doesn't always log in and gets really fed up with the advert clutter.

I've also got Adblock running - on this page - it tells me that it has blocked six ads.
I'm always logged in, except when I sleep. I play a called Second Life and play two games inside Second Life in which I'm ranked high. So not necessarily surfing and downloading things. I got the ad blocker but really i'm really careful about downloading things and this pc is password protected from grandkids. My husband's computer had something called ad choices which I've failed to remove from his computer.

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The ad blocker is all about keeping ads from popping up in your face -- it doesn't address safe surfing/downloading as such, except for the fact that you'd now see far fewer objects that can be clicked.

If you already have a blocker installed, but you still see lots of ads, the blocker may need to be activated. Clicking on the program from the start menu or desktop icon should give you a choice to activate or de-activate. You may also find other settings that let you choose your level of blockage.

A re-boot or browser closure may (or may not) be required to complete activation.

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Yeah I don't see ads anymore. thanks for ya'll help.

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I have been using spybot with very good results for several years now. The new version 2.0 is much easier to set up and run in the background. I don't know if it is directly correlated, but I rarely see popup ads.

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