At home, I use Firefox with the AdBlocker add-on , and I don't see the adverts. I also have the pop-up control set to 'Always Ask'. At work, I see the ads. That machine runs IE8. It, too, asks before opening pop-ups. I like Firefox, but just lately their developers seem to have lost the plot. There is now a big problem with java scripts and memory leaks. I suspect this happens because in trying to keep the 23rd page back 'alive' for quick access, it can't find the 24th page back where the java script to open the 23rd one is. Very frustrating - it no longer lets me do things on this machine which functioned perfectly before the 'improvements'.
Hope this helps MikeW
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Post by Dee Waldron - HJG on Jul 20, 2010 21:30:49 GMT -5
Oh, that's right. Ad Block Plus is an add-on. Its a free download. Just select (in your Firefox browser) Tools/Add-ons and then select "Get Add-ons" icon at the top. Use the little search window to find it quickly. It seems to be the real gem for fixing this problem!
Hi all In the last day or so I have started to get pop up advertising on the forum portion of the Cal Classic site. After one or two attempts it can be closed but while there it blocks out at least some of what I wish to read. Has the dreaded "Malware" fairy struck or could it be a part of the Proboards format? Innocuous enough but annoying. Warren
Hi Tom That's a bit of a relief. The last time I started to see pop ups it was related to a flight sim / computer killing trojan horse. I have only seen it here and it is sporadic enough that I can deal with it. Since I wrote it has not reappeared either -- which may be a good thing. Thanks Warren
I just got a full-page warning (1/19) that my "Browser was old and needed updating". It immediatly launched a progress bar and scan (fake), then prompted with a "Download" button, with only a big "E" (Internet Explorer "e") on the page. It was NOT microsoft, so I assume it going to install some form of malware. (I've had this happen from ProBoards sites before. I was once tricked into it, when not awake yet. I had to go the registry and hunt files to get it out) ..anyway, I backed out, no problems, but got no security warning from Windows or AVG when it happened, only after I got out. Just a headsup.
I have had this noscript running for quite awhile now, and it does exactly what it says it will do -- prevents these little scripts from running. It stops sites from gathering info about your browsing habits unless you permit it.
Here at Cal Classics, I have only allowed ProBoards to run, blocking all others, and it works just fine.
The only thing is you have to remember when visiting other sites, it will prevent java from running, so you have to manually allow them. I find it a small price to pay for being able to stop nosey info gatherers and even worse, perhaps.
FWIW, like Tom, I use Firefox and Ad-Blocker. I can't remember the last time I saw any advertising in Calclassic, but I'm pretty sure it was a post and not a pop-up.
I've always tried to avoid Microsoft browsers and email software because they constitute (I think) the largest block of net users online. So it makes sense that hackers and annoying advertisers target MS software.
I must admit that I recently weakened and now use Outlook Express for email. Happily, I haven't had much trouble with it so far.
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