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I thought I would share tricks on how to setup your web browser to stop showing ads. It is very easy to get annoying ads on websites and youtube to go away for good. Who doesn't want to be ad free and have faster loading sites?

It takes about 10 minutes to set it all up. About the same time it does takes to watch several annoying ads on youtube.


-0- Do not use Chrome or Safari. These browsers are spyware from Google and Apple to track and monitor your browsing to feed you ads. Some of my tips work for Chrome, but you still lose when dealing with Google. Facebook and Google make billions by tracking you digitally and selling personal information about you to their customers {{advertisers}}.

-0- Always download and use Firefox https://www.firefox.com

-0- You'll need to install some plugins to prevent tracking and block ads.

-0- Install Privacy Badger. It blocks many ads and trackers --- https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

-0- Install https everywhere. It makes sure you use the secure version of a website when available --- https://www.eff.org/HTTPS-everywhere


-0- Install UBlock Origin. This one is important. It blocks most of the ads and can block those annoying small facebook Like or google +1 buttons on most websites. Those little buttons track you when loaded, so google and facebook know which sites you've visited, even when you're not on facebook or google.com. This tracking information is used to show you ads.

Install Ublock Origin for firefox --- https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

The chrome version is also out --- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en but you're on your own, Chrome is a lost cause. You'll always get tracked and see some ads with Chrome.

Once Ublock Origin is installed, click on the small shield icon that now shows on the right corner of your browser. This will bring up a window that looks like this ---- http://noticiasseguridad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ublock_.jpg

Click on the small gear logo in the grey section on the top left corner of this window.

Under the settings tab on the top of the new window shown, check all 3 boxes under Privacy.

Now click on the 3rd-party filters tab on the top of the window. Check every single box starting from the top and going through the Multipurpose section. You can check the boxes you need under the Regions,Languages section of you browse foreign websites.


Click the Update now button on the top left corner of the window.


That's it, you're done. No more ads when watching youtube videos or browsing the web.

Ask if you have questions. If there is interest, there are similar things you can do on iPhone and Android I can share.

[ 2016-03-25, 12:37 AM: Message edited by: Martinna ]

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I almost feel like these are practice sales pitches. [Razz]
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The infomercial posts from the OP are getting old. I understand that this is general talk. But it seems like every post from this guy is apps, links, software advice, etc. There are forums for that stuff.
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Ban this fool...

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Blue92 ----- you and other people claim I'm selling something. What am I selling? Free software configurations?

Can someone here explain the hostility?


phildog ---- please look at my posting history to understand why what you and others have said are not true.


There are other ad blocking guides out there but they're not as good as mine. They recommend programs like ad block plus which don't block all the ads. The Ad block plus company takes money from google and amazon to unblock some of their ads.

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How about you stop spamming the forum with a bunch of garbage?

And no, I'm not going to spend the time to "research" your post history because I don't care to waste my time looking at BS infomercials written by you. If the folks on this board need infomercials, we will tune into daytime television.

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The irony of the person sharing how to block ads for free is being accused of being an infomercial.

I politely pointed out your claims against me were not factual and looking at my posting history will provide evidence. You said you rather not look at the evidence and hold on to your beliefs. Think about this. Do you understand how your line of thinking negates the validity of your past and future remarks?

[ 2016-03-25, 01:32 PM: Message edited by: Martinna ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
The irony of the person sharing how to block ads for free is being accused of being an infomercial.

I politely pointed out your claims against me were not factual and looking at my posting history will provide evidence. You said you rather not look at the evidence and hold on to your beliefs. Think about this. Do you understand how your line of thinking negates the validity of your past and future remarks?

Weird I thought this was a car site and not an information security site. If I wanted to know about that I would go to one of those sites. Way to be the internet white knight you beta cuck.

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Thanks for your input. I do not know the exact definition of information security. But it seems blocking youtube ads is not it. This is a car site. Look at my posting history. I have made more car related posts this month than anyone in this thread.

I do not understand the logic behind the hostility. Someone explain?

[ 2016-03-25, 01:40 PM: Message edited by: Martinna ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
Thanks for your input. I do not know the exact definition of information security. But it seems blocking youtube ads is not it. This is a car site. Look at my posting history. I have made more car related posts this month than anyone in this thread.

I do not understand the logic behind the hostility. Someone explain?

Because nobody wants your spam.


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Mods, please move this to the Vendor section.

And Martina, please join Cobraracer46 on a bicycle ride around Woodside. I think you two would get along quite well.

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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
Blue92 ----- you and other people claim I'm selling something. What am I selling? Free software configurations?

I said "practice". Once again though, you never answered my questions about your age. Are you the revamped CobraRacer trying a new angle?
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quote:
Originally posted by phildog:
Mods, please move this to the Vendor section.

And Martina, please join Cobraracer46 on a bicycle ride around Woodside. I think you two would get along quite well.

Well, I guess I'm not the only one thinking he relates.
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Blue92 ---- Thank you for being level headed. I did reply to your question in the other thread.
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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
Blue92 ---- Thank you for being level headed. I did reply to your question in the other thread.

You answered my question with a question. [Roll Eyes]
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Why so much hate? Homie trying to help out a little. I use AdBlock, it's free and gets rid of all the annoying ads on YouTube and pretty much any site you visit. I don't really like having to wait 5 to 30 seconds to see a video or see a bunch of ads on a site.

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Blue92 ----- You represent yourself very mature compared to some of the earlier responders here. I will reply to you in the original thread.


89LXNotch ----- Thank you for understanding. Checkout Privacy Badger too if you're not already using it. I am confused why posting how to block youtube ads in a General Talk forum got me cursed out [Confused] Every day people post youtube links on here and I got sick of watching their ads. I figured out how to block them and decided to share what I learned.
I also tried adblock plus and it didn't work as good as uBlock Origin. UBlock Orgin blocks everything by default. Ad Block plus doesn't. It also did not feel right using ad block plus because they accept money from big companies to bypass their own product and show you ads. UBlock Origin is free and open source, given away by volunteers. Not a company like Ad Block Plus. Choose which ever one you want. Using any ad blocker is always better than using none! [patriot]

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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:

Did you disable PM's?
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Yes, I did after finding out the government snoops and reads all USA web forum activity, including PMs. Getting lied to about so much makes me sick to my stomach, but lets not pollute an ad blocking thread talking about this topic.

[ 2016-03-25, 04:21 PM: Message edited by: Martinna ]

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quote:
Originally posted by CoyoteMike:
quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
The irony of the person sharing how to block ads for free is being accused of being an infomercial.

I politely pointed out your claims against me were not factual and looking at my posting history will provide evidence. You said you rather not look at the evidence and hold on to your beliefs. Think about this. Do you understand how your line of thinking negates the validity of your past and future remarks?

Weird I thought this was a car site and not an information security site. If I wanted to know about that I would go to one of those sites. Way to be the internet white knight you beta cuck.
just checked general talk and seen a bunch of non car related threads. relax a little you don't need to click every thread you see

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quote:
Originally posted by Martinna:
Yes, I did after finding out the government snoops and reads all USA web forum activity, including PMs. Getting lied to about so much makes me sick to my stomach, but lets not pollute an ad blocking thread talking about this topic.

What are you planning on saying in your PM's that the government would be using against you? Also, what makes you think that the government is going to sort through the PM's on CAFords?
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I personally hate all the stupid ads...it makes me want to stop looking at anything on news feeds, youtube etc.

I'm not an internet guru by any means and appreciate the advice on how to get rid of this crap from enjoying my computer. Not sure why you guys are so harsh, don't think he's selling us anything and he's clearly legible and articulate unlike half you dumb dumbs on here.

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