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Old 06-08-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: the sticks
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I've noticed a significant increase in the advertising, pop-ups, etc when online lately, Is it the changes in 'net and / or providers, or is it something I did (like making the wrong click) ? I realize that since I gotta tablet, I've mis-clicked a whole lot more than with my mouse and desktop. It's gotten to a point that I can't even read a relevant news story without trying to get around all the pop-ups and margin ads (and it's mostly junk that I may have or may have not shown any interest in at one time).

Can I simply change a setting ? If so, walk me thru it, gently now ...
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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Operating system? Browser?
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: the sticks
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win8.1, firefox
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Install this:
https://adblockplus.org/en/

It might be all you need.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by burr
I've noticed a significant increase in the advertising, pop-ups, etc when online lately
All over!!!!!

On my Grace internet radio I used to be able to listen to ANY SINGER I WANTED (Back to back songs from whatever artist I choose) and now AFTER EVERY SONG ALMOST THERE IS A STUPID SPAM AD!!!!!! (30 seconds or more)

I JUST GOT DISGUSTED AND TURNED IT OFF,SAID SOME CHOICE WORDS,etc.......


I really feel bad if the only way these stupid idiotic moronic companies can make money IS TO BLAST IT IN PPLS FACES!! (Doesnt work with me... I DO NOT RESPOND TO SPAM)
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:22 PM
 
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Your post is kinda like spam...
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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Hmmmmmmm I didnt intend it that way..
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You want free stuff? Ads bring you free stuff. Suck it up. It is really that annoying? IOt certainly doesn't bother me in the least, and if something I use gets too ad heavy, I find something else.
Great to live in this day and age...
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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To give an idea of just how out-of-control ads are, I just installed a tivo Roamio OTA PVR. As one of the features, it can search for stuff on Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, or YouTube. A musical number in a show we were watching in an OTA recording seemed off, so I pulled up the 90 second song clip on YouTube to compare. The first comparison clip played, and I went "KEWL! This is a feature I might use!" I then tried to pull up a second comparison of the 90 second song and - I s**t you not - it started an EIGHT MINUTE advertisement which could not be bypassed. I immediately went to settings and disabled that crap.

It is a sad commentary when Google sells the ads on YouTube, then has to rebuild the Chrome browser to take them out.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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All I can say to the OP and everyone else is:

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