82 ads blocked - its getting out of control

82 ads blocked - its getting out of control

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    82 ads blocked - its getting out of control

    Ads and more ads. I'm starting to see "ads" on Youtube - its becoming just as obnoxious as TV.

    I changed to Firefox and went to my local news site - 82 "ads" were blocked on the page of the lead story by the time it loaded. But the pages are now void of clutter and all kinds of idiot pic and stupid bait captions. And it runs faster.

    I should have done this a long time ago, but I just never changes from Google Chrome.

    And, I no longer will use Google, since this company has been found to manipulate results based on their world view. There are plenty of other browsers.
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    I run Adblocker on Firefox ‘course some sites have a fit over using an Adblocker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I run Adblocker on Firefox ‘course some sites have a fit over using an Adblocker.
    My adblocker works perfectly to keep the riff out of the raff
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    Not out of control when you use an ad blocker. If sites don't want me to view them unless I turn off my ad blocker I don't view them. Sort of like businesses that post gun buster signs. They don't want my business and they won't get it.
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    The Ad blocker add on is how I found out exactly how many are really running. Over 80? Geez
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    For search, use DuckDuckGo: DuckDuckGo

    For browsers, I love Firefox when not running Safari: Mozilla Firefox

    And Ad Block Plus
    I do the same, but use Ghostery instead of Ad Block.
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    I'm in the process of getting away from All Things Google. I've changed away from gmail, switched away from their search engine, and I'm currently looking for a new browser. I will, however, be keeping my Android phones. Now to decide how to handle the phone contacts......
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    I'm old enough to remember you tube before the adds. We will become a rare breed.
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    Really viney? Before YouTube had ads? I figured most all us were before internet was even a thing. . .
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    The YouTube ads can drive you bonkers.
    They are now in the beginning, the middle & the end.

    And you can't Fast Forward through them.
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