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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 am not sure if its OK to post this in here but i have a very annoying problem or a computer virus maybe. the chrome browser keeps opening a new tab with http://www.games-misc.com/?f written at ...
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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?

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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Way of browsing many Google ads in one place

Quite often I end up seeing an advertisement (Provided by Adwords, most often) while I am waiting between page (re)loads, only to react too slowly to right-click and (hopefully) copy any kind of link. ...
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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 ...
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What are good open source / free CRM packages for a freelance software developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open source CRMs I have been a freelance software developer for three years now, and I have always managed to maintain all my client contact info through Google mail and ...
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Ads opening up in Internet Explorer automatically [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I have some bug or virus I guess wherein ads are getting opened in Internet Explorer automatically. Why ...
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Block Adblock detectors?

I guess almost all of you know/use adblock, and some of you probably also know those pages that tell you to disable adblock before you can proceed to their page. However there also seem to be sites ...
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How can I achieve a non-clickable page background with OpenX?

I'm trying to reproduce this with OpenX. The goal is to have a background set to the body of the page through javascript based on rules given in OpenX.
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How can I inject clips [ads] in a playlist every x minutes (even if previous clip is not over)

Sorry for the title, I find it quite hard to describe what I want to do in a single sentence We have a few TV here linked to our computer, which we use to display clips about what we do in our sport ...
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Removing ads from Foxit Reader

I want to remove the ads from the title bar in Foxit Reader. Back in version 1.x, this was possible with a modification of the registry. Is there something similar for newer versions? I am using ...
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Whole page flash ad removes ability to scroll

When there's a whole page flash ad (so they can display the flash as an overlay over the content, and you have to click something to make it go away) the mouse focus is stolen. The scroll wheel on ...
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How do RSS readers interact with advertisements?

Ok, I'm gonna start by saying I love RSS feeds, and I use my RSS reader to keep up with just about everything I read. Lately I've been wondering though, if the feeds are totally ad-free, am I actually ...
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Turn off QuickTime 'start page'

When I start Apple QuickTime (regular non-pro version), it comes up with this page of content including "Hot Picks", "Quick Hits" and other advertising, which I assume it is getting from the internet. ...