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How to reduce annoyances on websites visited? Already using Ghostery and Adblock

I'm using Firefox 33.1.1 with Ghostery and Adblock Edge. I tried using Adblock Plus, but after finding many ads weren't being blocked switched to Edge. It seems like more ads are getting through than ...
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Advertisment in Chrome and Firefox for google-search - Malware? [duplicate]

Since roughly one month I see an insane increase of google's advertisments at web-search. Nearly the whole monitore is full of ads, I have to scoll down to see some search-results (see the example). ...
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How can I block ad.doubleclick.net javascript (which seems to be slowing my browser down)

My browser is quite slow accessing a number of sites today and they are all slowing "waiting for ad.doubleckick.net" My goal is to stop the javascript call to prevent the slowdown. (I assume most ad ...
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How can I remove unwanted ads on top of sites? [duplicate]

Yesterday, when I opened a website with Firefox, I saw 3 ads on the top of the site. Then, when I checked other websites with different browsers, I saw these ads: In the page source, I can't see ...
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What's the difference between AdBlock and AdBlock Plus

I think this is the correct place to post this. I'm trying to determine what the difference is between Adblock and AdBlock Plus? Either of them don't seem to work with the latest version of Safari.
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Turn off ad sound on Mac Firefox

I want to turn off the sounds from Flash ads. I can't use AdBlock Plus because the site won't let me use it, and Muter is for Windows only. I want to be able to play sound from other programs, and Mac ...
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How can I block ads on Windows 8.1 Book Reader? [closed]

When I read epub books using Windows 8.1 Book Reader, I see ads at the bottom of the screen. I have tried to change settings in the default firewall included with Windows to no avail. I downloaded ...
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Nvidia geforce 9400 GT card and google ads

Last night i add Nvidia geforce 9400 GT card after installing driver from nvidia website every thing was ok but when i open website which have google ads they show blank spaces instead of ads, i check ...
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How I can change or block repeatedly annoying YouTube video adverts? [closed]

For over one week my family is being hunted by the video advert Don't Drop the Baby! when watching regular YouTube videos. I've heard that negative suggestions are dangerous (what happens if you tell ...
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How to avoid when I click on a link and it opens an ads page? [closed]

When I navigate on several web-sites it happened that I click on links and the browser open an ads page. If I try to click a second time on the same link it opens the right page. 1 - Why it happened? ...
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How do I permanently remove the MSR Privoxy?

So recently I got this "virus" from downloading something. This virus keeps on spamming ads and underlining text on a web page to cause you to click a link that will pop-up a new tab. It usually links ...
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HID usb advertisement keyboard

I got a advertisement "usb pen-drive" when plugged in autostart windows run (win + r) and writes the company website and press enter, In device manager it is shown as a keyboard. Does anyone know how ...
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How do I disable Amazon 'similar products'?

After years of ad-free browsing, I am suddenly confronted with Amazon pop-ups on other websites. This is self-inflicted, because earlier today I clicked on "Yes" on an Amazon banner on Amazon.com and ...
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Issue with chrome http://www.games-misc.com/?f

I have a very annoying problem or possibly a computer virus. The Chrome browser keeps opening a new tab with the following URL: http://www.games-misc.com/?f Automatically written in the address ...
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Firefox: Launch Applicaton recommends web app (not Open Source)

Howto disable that "Launch Application" shows ads for web apps?
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How to block ads/pop-ups that gray out screen and show advertisment?

I've seen quite a few webpages that use obtrusive advertising techniques such as this: How can the signup form be blocked? I found using Adblock plus the form can be blocked, then the grayed out ...
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How to know which firefox addon is adding advertisement to all pages?

Recently I am noticing advertisement on every page I visit in Firefox. ( In chrome everything works fine ). Even in Stackoverflow/stackexchange I see advertisement ( Hover over text to see the advt) ...
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in Firefox, how can I prevent new tabs from being opened automatically?

I've had webpages that would repeatedly spawn new tabs with various ads, each using a lot of memory due to the flash player plugin. once in a while Skype would do it too, when it opens the browser to ...
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Is it possible to access browsing history without permission?

It's kind of weird that whenever I search for something on Web or any other online retail store, etc for something, I soon see the very same as an advertisement on Facebook (The right side base). If ...
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How to close pages like this without killing firefox?

Whenever I'm browsing porn, there are eventually advertisements that show this (safe for work) page (WARNING: you might not be able to close it). The page claims you did something illegal, and ...
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How to logout from AdWords editor?

I can't understand how to completely logout of AdWords editor. I click exit but I again open the program and it's on, everything displayed, my campaigns and all.
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How do I disable ads on skype? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the ads in the contact list, but in the chat window, there are still ads popping up overhead. these are from Google Ad Choices and there is no way to close them. I can't get ...
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Disabling browsing ads using Flash only

I do not want to block all advertisement. However, I do want to get rid of just the ones using Flash. They drain my device’s battery so fast I cannot allow them. Any browser extensions that take care ...
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How to disable popups in Firefox without add-ons?

For the past 5-10 years or so, I've been using Firefox, and I've never found out how to properly disable popups. I am now using Firefox 24.2.0 on Linux without Flash or Java. I used to just disable ...
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How do I remove Ads in *new* Utorrent 3.3.2? [duplicate]

How do I remove this pesky ad bar in Utorrent? I already removed most of these idiotic messages, with the help of How do I remove the ADs in uTorrent?, but one remains:
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Obnoxious ad autoplaying with sound on Economist.com

I have a tab open to a page on the Economist website and twice a day it's suddenly playing this obnoxious ad which autoplays with sound. The only words I remember from it are "$15,000" and "life ...
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Disable advertisements on Skype?

An ad titled "Two friends who've never met" recently appeared on my girlfriend's Skype. The ad appears above the name of the contact she is currently speaking to and can't be disabled via the ad ...
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What is adf.ly and how does it somehow usurp my clicks?

Originally I thought it was the website doing it. But I was using my Encrypted bank account and I got redirected to an adf.ly advertisement. I'm guessing its a Chrome extension that might be causing ...
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How can I disable the advertisements shown before YouTube videos in Safari

Before creating this post I read this similar post, but there is no solution for blocking ads in Safari. I use AdBlock version 2.6.4 for Safari 6.0.5, but it simply doesn't block YouTube ads. How can ...
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Block ONLY Google Ads

There is an easy way to disable ONLY ads by Google (like this: https://p1.picsto.re/2013-10-06_111448.png )? Using hosts file (I hate Adblock or other bloatware tools) is quite easy but what are the ...
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Adblock Plus doesn't block Google ads. How to enable?

Recently I've noticed that Adblock Plus doesn't block Google ads anymore. The page is just full of ads. Here's a query for "SSL" with Adblock Plus turned on. I would like to not see Google ads in my ...
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Does Linux Mint have same advertisement “features” like Ubuntu?

Does Linux Mint have same advertisement "features" like Ubuntu? I'm an absolute beginner using a Desktop Linux (used Debian for years on a server) and want to know whether I'm "safe for ads" ...
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How to stop programs from opening my browser?

How do you stop or prevent programs from obnoxiously opening the browser on their own accord? It drives me absolutely bat-crazy that programs feel so boldly empowered to nonchalantly take the ...
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How does a mobile site get to know which mobile operator I'm using?

I was browsing internet from my mobile, and I noticed that mobile site were showing ads specific to the mobile operator that I was using. I switched the sim card of a different mobile operator and ...
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How to disable the skype ads (advertisement)?

The Skype client shows a disturbing colored ad at the bottom of the client. The ad is unnecessary and only takes away important space for the contact list. How can I remove that permanentely? Even ...
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How can I stop a specific Doubleclick ad from ever being served to me again?

I support internet ads but would like to block only certain adverts. My personal experience with "tailored ads" is actually a very disappointing one. Despite not caring much about blocking tracking ...
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Blocking ads at the firewall level

Possible with the proper firewall rules or proxy setup? For example, when an ad loads, at the bottom you can usually see the domain it is loading itself from. I figure block the major ones in a proxy ...
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Can one blacklist zedo (or other ad servers) in the browser?

I HATE those zedo popunder ads that show up all the time when I go to certain sites. Is there any way to tell my browser to ignore anything from zedo? Preferably without using adblock software, ...
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manual anti ads extension for google chrome (or Firefox)

I know about AdBlock extension. But in general, I don't want to block all ads. I'd like an extension, which allows me to Ctrl-click (or use another shortcut-click) on an ad which is disturbing and ...
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How to jump through an IP ad in firefox?

I use firefox (under Linux/Ubuntu) with a lot of anti-ad extension, like adblock, NoScript, Ghosty etc. I found this IP 220.191.158.69 always in the list of NoScript, I want to ban this IP. I have ...
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Remove/uninstall ads from social networking sites on Chrome

I have recently been noticing some ads that get displayed on my fb timeline or other social networking pages.These ads are not the usual ones that seem to be coming from the site but are attached to ...
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Are there any tools to circumvent flash video advertising?

I'm thinking about the kind of unskippable ads that play before your video starts. For what it's worth I'm using Firefox, but any solution would be interesting to hear about.
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How can I stop sites from being able to tell when they're visible? AKA How do I disable Page Visibility API?

So there's this relatively new facility provided by most browsers called the Page Visibility API, wherein pages can tell when they're actually visible. Lots of sites have taken advantage of this not ...
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How do I prevent automatic browser page refreshment done by Javascript?

There are some news websites which automatically and periodically refresh their page just in order to show the user more advertisement. If you are watching a video, all the buffered stream is gone ...
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Really annoying ads “recommended for you” visible on all tabs of all browser

I'm having this annoying problem: a big ad (named "Recommended for you") that appears on random sites (even here) and remains opened in every tab of all my browsers (Opera, IE). My OS is Windows 7 ...
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Can I get personalized web content if I use AdBlock?

I use AdBlock in Chrome and I'm subscribed to the following lists: Fanboy tracking list, Fanboy annoyance list, Easylist privacy, the main Fanboy list, the main Easylist. Am I still able to receive ...
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Why am I seeing ads on websites including Wikipedia?

I was reading about hash functions on Wikipedia when this ad popped up. I was appalled and flabbergasted and annoyed to find advertisements akin to this one dotting my article like sprinkles on a ...
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Spotify client cannot play track when it's a premium ad

When the Spotify desktop client goes to play a Spotify Premium ad it returns this error: Can't Play Current Track It just started doing this earlier (possibly yesterday) and I don't know why. ...
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Avoid body ad when click it [closed]

I visit a forum which let me download stuff. When I click anywhere it opens a new window. It is not a pop-up, it's a new window with advertisement. All the browsers can't block it because it is not a ...
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Is there any way to prevent just popunder windows?

One of the greatest annoyances I experience almost daily while browsing the intertubes are popunder advertisment windows. Usually, they are triggered by clicking on the window somewhere, thus ...