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Thread: Someone is spying on me

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    Super Member mary quilting's Avatar
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    I use that also.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i use the free software AdBlocker and Firefox for my browser. i never see those ads.

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    that kind of stuff pops up all the time-ones that say you are being spied on, ones that say facebook friends have 'un-friended' you...it is all (internet garbage) don't ever click on anything like that at the top of a page...if someone actually un-friended you or something else ligit you would be contacted through (proper chanels) - a personal message or email---not some scam pop-up....some other's that sometimes appear...'someone has checked your credit score' or there has been a change to your credit score...'paypal has suspended your account'; ....there are actually hundreds of them out there---never ever click on something like that--if you see an (ad) that actually get's your attention-you want to check it out---don't click on it---write down the link address & go to it on your own...if a facebook message pops up-don't click on it- go to your actual facebook page & check it---be safe/not sorry...those ad's are just that- just like buying x-ray glasses from a comic book....
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    Senior Member BertieD's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Just a second ago, near the top of this page, a pop ad appeared that said 2 people were spying on me. Does anyone have any information on this? I wanted to click on it to see what it was, but was afriad that it might be a virus so did not go to the site.
    I clicked on it and it's a SAFE MONITOR free app 100% virus free says Norton. You can use it to see who's tracking you, spying on you, etc.

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    Senior Member baskets4moo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I use Google Chrome and I can set what ads I want to see. I have the ads set for my interests. If you see a tiny blue arrow box on the right top side of the ad you can click on that and set your preferences for the ad. You can opt out of all ads too.
    I've been using Chrome for years and didn't know that. Thanks for the tip.
    Certified basketcase

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    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
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    If the ad is for a vendor you are actually interested in that you know is on the up and up (like the fabric shops everyone talks about) then it is a good thing to support them. If the ad is for some questionable source, then ignore it. As for the spam emails, just delete them. I feel very fortunate to get very few of the Viagra etc ones since I use gmail. Used to get tons of those everyday on my work computer.

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    Super Member girliegirl's Avatar
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    don't touch it... leave it go.................... if someone is watching you, just smile or stick out your tongue! hee hee
    Squirrelly Shirley

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    I think it is the CEO and the developer of that program that is spying on you, LOL. I downloanded adblocker on my computer and that eliminates most of the ads. The ones that bug me are the ones that come through on facebook as a post from my friends. Wouldn't it be wonderful if these creative geniuses could channel their brilliance for good things?

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    It works on the Firefox browser, others may have a similar feature. Firefox offers it for free in their add on section. But as usual there is a buy it feature. I use the free version and it is just fine. I have had it on this machine since November of last year and it has blocked over 146,000 social and company sites from tracking me.

    I use this on both my PC and Laptop. It blocks companies and social sites from stalking me...lol
    It works great, I just conducted a brief experiment....
    I went to 5 newspaper websites I read (local newspapers where family live) and 3 news sites. Blocking stats ranged from 4 blocks to up to 12 for my hometown newspaper site in Michigan.
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    Super Member DebbE's Avatar
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    If you pay attention, you'll notice that the ads will reflect what you've been looking at in websites, etc. The downside of being online is that everything is set up to keep track of what YOU'RE interested in, and the ads reflect it.

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