Best Ad Blocking software....

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  1. DJ Cripsen

    DJ Cripsen New Member

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    hey, Im trying to find out what the best ad blocking software is. I used to use Maeya Ad filter but it stopped working for me. Then I found Ad Muncher but apparently my CD key was detected as an illegal key. What are some other good programs?
     
  2. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Just downoad Mozilla Firebird........It has a built in Ad-Blocker that works great.

    And if you don't like that idea, www.panicware.com has a really good one.
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    The Google toolbar is pretty awesome.
     
  4. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    Mozilla/Firebird/Netscape

    Popup blocker built in and works awesome.

    If there's image ads, you can block those too! (like the ones from ads.doubleclick.com or whereever). Right click on image -> block images from server -> done. If you want to see them again, just right click on the blank area where the image should be and click on unblock images from server. If you're really determined, you'll find you will need to do this about 6-7 times and then you'll find you've blocked most of the image ad servers out there. Sadly, this doesn't work for Flash animations (but maybe they will add a feature for this).

    One stop shop for annoyance blocking. Oh, a side benefit of Mozilla/Firebird/Netscape: No ActiveX so you don't have to worry about naughty websites automatically installing nasty things on your computer.
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Spybot - Search and destroy

    by far the best... it will clean all the ad shit in your comp up, as well as immunize your computer, so you will hopefully not get any more
     
  6. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    Pop-Up Stopper Free is also a good choice.
    Just sits in the systemtray and works, also easy to temporary disable just hold down shift or control. Stop any extra when from opening after one is already open.
     
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  8. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    I use the Google toolbar for blocking popups. I don't even notice other ads.
     
  9. gilwankel

    gilwankel Chippa Choo?

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    google toolbar and search % destroy is my ad godzilla
     
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    i have the free panicware.com Pop-Up Stopper and it kicks ass.
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    It works damn good and it's free. :cool:


     
  14. vudoodoodoo

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    Mozilla Firebird for me.
     
  15. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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  16. Leathal

    Leathal Zio will eat you for breakfast

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    Proxomitron WAS the best, but the author discontinued dev work sooo....

    Now I use a combo of MYIE2 (fucking sweet BTW, an IE addon) and Google Toolbar. I haven't seen a pop-up/under/whatever that I didn't want. I also can block in page ads with just a right click. :bigthumb:
     
  17. Killa_Express

    Killa_Express Jumping off the bandwagon like the rest of them

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    My IE2 kickass, Firebird too..

    Never tried the google toolbar, thought it was spyware..but if its not, I'll try it out :wiggle:
     
  18. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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  19. doogietang

    doogietang FTW

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    Windows XP service pack2 (beta) - Built Pop Up Blocker integrated into IE6
    MYIE is great too.
     
  20. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    Too bad that doesn't make it any less of a security vulnerability :squint:
     
  21. Leathal

    Leathal Zio will eat you for breakfast

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    Google Toolbar is NOT spyware. It's a misconception started by Spyware killing programs labeling it as such.

    It offers a Page Rank feature that, if activated, sends usage statistics anonymously back to Google to build the PageRank database. You are given an option to opt-in on install, and disabling it is only a few clicks. They also state numerous times that it may have privacy implications.

    No big deal IMO, if only the other companies were as straight-forward...
     
  22. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I use the following . . .

    popups - google toolbar 2.0
    spyware - adaware and spybot search & destroy (both miss things that the other catches)
     
  23. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    One of, if not the first things it asks you during set-up is if you want to enable these features - google is one of the few companies that I trust.
     
  24. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    I can't wait to see what they put in 3.0. :bigthumb:
     

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