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how do i get rid of these annoying adverts?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Mark P, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Mark P

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    hi there, probably a silly question or an easy fix but its driving me mad.

    when i log on to the internet and dial up to my freeserve anytime, the freeserve homepage loads up, no problem, all going well but then i've started to get 2 or 3 adverts up as well (think its by ysearch.com - all that bumf about casino, loans, etc) which is bloody anoying cause i have to close all the pages etc. is there anyway to stop all this preverbial cack comming up everytime i connect up. i know its not the end of the world but it never used to happen................help please!

    mark.:mad:

    [edited for swearing by nutcase_1uk]
     
  2. GrahamC

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    Simple, don't use freeserve. Send them an email explaining that you don't want adverts shoved in your face every time you log on so you're going elsewhere.
     
  4. (GTV)Chris

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    I use something called popup stopper.
    It stops all pop up windows and can be turned on and off at will.
    It does, however, mean that when you click on a link you need to hold the shift key down..or it thinks its an advert and cancells it.
    I find this useful for looking at gaming sites which seem to throw up a shed full of porn sites..!!
     
  5. Zone

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    I use pop up stopper too, you can download for free here.
    Also alerts you to an ad being stopped by various sounds, I use the gun shot which when visiting certain sites ends up sounding like "The Gunfight At The OK Corral" :D
     
  6. Mark P

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    thanks for the suggusetions guys. i think i may use one of those free software downloads. thanks for all your time.

    mod: sorry about the swearing, won.t happen again:suicide:
     
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    A bit OT, but if you're on ADSL and using a router then the router might have options for blocking certain sites. I have mine set to block doubleclick.net,doubleclick.com,ad.uk.* and a few others. It may not stop a pop-up window appearing but it should prevent more loading when you close a pop-up.
     
  8. Guy Clifford

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    Try downloading Ad-Aware (usually one of the top downloads on download.com).

    You'd be amazed how much ad and spyware you can get installed accidentally without realising.
     

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