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Thread: Unwanted ads

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    Unwanted ads

    Why do I suddenly have annoying ads popping up constantly when I try to open and read postings? I use and ipad and have nt had this happen before. It causes me to repeatedly have to scroll down to return to the posting I was reading when the ad for bleach popped up!

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    Can't pop-ups be blocked on an ipad?
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    I don't have that problem on this board but it can be so annoying on others. I don't have an Ipad though.

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    I have been having that same problem with the bleach ad. And when I click on the X to get rid of it, it just opens it up!
    I installed a free ad blocker on my IPad last week but it did not help. Very annoying.

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    Ad blocker didn't help me either. I emailed them and supposedly they're working on it. I'll not hold my breath.
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    It really does save lives, my husband is living proof.

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    Very, very annoying for me also. I also installed Ad Blocker thinking it would help. NOT. The only thing Ad Blocker did was to keep the advertisement from running. The "skeleton" of the ad still remains and I still have to "X" it to remove it as it locks up the back arrow on the header bar. AAAARRRRG! I have been running SPYBOT on my PC a couple of times a day to get rid of those lurking files. I don't want that junk on my PC.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Caroline, on the PC, what browser are you using? I use Firefox and AdBlock Plus and I never see any of the ads.

    The only time I see ads is on my iPhone. I haven't taken the time to see if there's a way to block them, but it irks me that I use my data plan to download ads, so I will likely look it up soon.

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    The browser I am using is Google Chrome. I contemplated going to Firefox. I just did not want to have any conflicts with Chrome and all of my favorites, if you know what I mean.
    Sweet Caroline

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    The two browsers won't conflict with each other, and FF will have an option to import bookmarks, I think it might be able to do it from Chrome. The bookmarks problem would be more an "ongoing" one. If you save a bookmark in Chrome -after- the import then FF won't know about it. But who knows, there may be a way to keep them in sync via an add-on by now.

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    I just downloaded FF and am in the process of learning the ropes. Thank goodness I have all of my passwords in my address book. So far I have NOT seen any of the dreaded "forever popups". I think I am going to like this after going through the learning curve.
    Sweet Caroline

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