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Old 10-08-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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I moved to Epic Privacy Browser, and it has made a big difference, as it keeps the people from putting trackers on your computer. Example I used to get a lot of Ransom Ware at least weekly on our 4 computers (mine, my wife's, my Laptop, and one we have dedicated to a very large screen T.V. where we watch movies, etc, with direct screaming. Since going to Epic we have not had it since.

It also stops people from knowing your location. When they search it will send them to other parts of the nation, and even foreign countries if you prefer. That is the privacy part.

And those targeted ads based on our searches are a thing of the past.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:21 PM
 
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Check out this site for a list of top security browsers.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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This topic isn't about security. It's about getting rid of an annoying advertisement.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:31 PM
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Is that Microsoft Edge? Read here:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3292...soft-edge.html
Good news:

Microsoft has taken action. Global controls for preventing video from auto-playing within Microsoft Edge are being rolled out, scheduled for the fall of 2018.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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This topic isn't about security. It's about getting rid of an annoying advertisement.
I can't open Page 1 of this post (says URL is blocked by content editor, or something to that effect), but is it safe to assume that you've tried an app such as AdBlock?
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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I am still using Waterfox and Vivaldi almost exclusively unless I have to open an internal server or management console at work then I stick with IE/Edge.

There are just two add-ons/extensions I use on both browsers: Lastpass & Adblock Plus

You have to experiment for yourself but if the sites you visit are secure, then some sort of adblocking is more than enough. The more secure the browser becomes, the less functional it will likely to become.

Also, more add-ons, slower the browsing will be so pick your extensions very carefully.


PS. There is a thin line between annoying pop-ups and browser security.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Microsoft has taken action. Global controls for preventing video from auto-playing within Microsoft Edge are being rolled out, scheduled for the fall of 2018.
It's ironic that I visited the site and the video auto-played, and suddenly my CPU fan accelerated to maximum and hot air started coming out. I had to leave the site, fearing it could blow my CPU.

I'm serious. I think if I let my laptop set on that site it would probably burn out my laptop.

I presume all browsers will be prodded to follow suit.


@RocketDog, I'm not the OP. IDK. My 'hosts' file works fine in killing adverts I know about. What I learned from the above is to not visit PC World's site. That's just damned annoying!
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:34 PM
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^^^ sorry, I am posting from my phone and this site works just fine. No autoplayed video.
BTW: you can setup your browser to NOT to autoplay videos.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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For Firefox users: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1150702

For me, I don't have any sites that do this. The few that do don't get repeat visits from me. Not a problem.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:00 AM
 
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^^^ sorry, I am posting from my phone and this site works just fine. No autoplayed video.
BTW: you can setup your browser to NOT to autoplay videos.
Ha-hah! When did you get so Hi-Tech nina?

You are badddd!
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