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LightNinja
02-11-2005, 12:07 PM
Well i dont know if someone has this problems too but, since 1 week or so, my firefox is just like IE, the adds at the right of the forums are back again and the pop ups too :confused: i need an actualization or something?

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 12:25 PM
Admakers are getting around firefox code. But atleast firefox has a ad blocker and you can get the adblock extension for even more adblocking capabilities. I say we kill admakers.

Samuel Dravis
02-11-2005, 01:36 PM
I haven't had any problems with image/iframe ads since I go the Adblock extension. As for popups, I've only seen a couple in the span of about 4 months...and those weren't 'real' popups; they were just divs floated with javascript.

I think I'm with IS on this one. :D

Astrotoy7
02-11-2005, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Admakers are getting around firefox code....

this was of course, painfully inevitable. I run NIS2k5 in the background to take care of things that get around the browsers ad/popup blocking capabilities :)

yes - admakers suck.... :(

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 03:32 PM
I think if they make laws against spammers, they need to do the same to advertisers. Atleast make them follow some kind of standard of practice.

coupes.
02-11-2005, 04:39 PM
So... you guys mean that IE does not actually create the pop-ups and the ads ? :eek: I always thought this browser was so evil and so bad it actually attacked itself. :rolleyes:

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by coupes.
So... you guys mean that IE does not actually create the pop-ups and the ads ? :eek: I always thought this browser was so evil and so bad it actually attacked itself. :rolleyes: Your sarcasm has been noted, and adequate punishment will be handed out. *slaps* :p

BongoBob
02-11-2005, 04:51 PM
I have a bit of a question.

A)Where can I get the adblock extension?

B)Is there anyway to turn the search assist thing off? Like, wehn I search in google it saves what I have searched for in the past, and it gets annoying.

Any help is much appreciated :)

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 04:57 PM
adblock (https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&version=1.0&os=Windows&id=10)

for your history stuff. Go to options -> Privacy -> Saved form information, unclick the box.

BongoBob
02-11-2005, 05:01 PM
*gives sith a cake*

Thanks abunch man :)

Lady Jedi
02-11-2005, 07:45 PM
While we're on the subject: I have the adblock extension, but unless I manually 'adblock image or iframe', they still show up. And if I use a wildcard like an '*' , then it blocks all sorts of stuff that doesn't need to be. Is there a way to get around this or not?

Astrotoy7
02-11-2005, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by coupes.
So... you guys mean that IE does not actually create the pop-ups and the ads ? :eek: I always thought this browser was so evil and so bad it actually attacked itself. :rolleyes:

lolzrz....

I read in Scientific American that

...The dreaded iexplore.exe was initially a blood borne viral mutation, most likely originating in monkeys in Africa. It was spread from a monkey to a pc, when a monkey peed on a external modem at an (undisclosed) African university LAN party, where African uni kids were h4XXoRing games and leeching DVDs/Mp3s...

the subsequent plague is the result of this. Firefox has only so much potency against such a menace :( :p

Many believe this development is an act from a much higher power, due to the corrupt uses the internet is generally put to... :p

mtfbwya

Samuel Dravis
02-12-2005, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Lady Jedi
While we're on the subject: I have the adblock extension, but unless I manually 'adblock image or iframe', they still show up. And if I use a wildcard like an '*' , then it blocks all sorts of stuff that doesn't need to be. Is there a way to get around this or not? If you mean you don't want to block most things manually, I suggest this:

Adblock Filterlist (http://www.geocities.com/pierceive/adblock/)

Check -instructions.txt for info on installing it.

Though after using Adblock for a while, I find there are very few ads that show up any more if you block all that you see with wildcard filters...

Lady Jedi
02-18-2005, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Samuel Dravis
If you mean you don't want to block most things manually, I suggest this:

Adblock Filterlist (http://www.geocities.com/pierceive/adblock/)

Check -instructions.txt for info on installing it.

Though after using Adblock for a while, I find there are very few ads that show up any more if you block all that you see with wildcard filters...

Awesome! I followed the instructions on that page, and there are no more ads. YAY! :D

:sheepdanc :sheepdanc

TiE23
02-18-2005, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
adblock (https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?application=firefox&version=1.0&os=Windows&id=10)

for your history stuff. Go to options -> Privacy -> Saved form information, unclick the box.
That works great, but when you want it like normal and don't want your parents accidentally seeing proof that you have been Googling "naughty" things. Just right click on the search window, and there is a option to erase your stuff.

Originally posted by InsaneSith
Admakers are getting around Firefox code. Uhhg, I knew it would happen, too. Like that stupid smilies ads infecting the entire internet, that gets through.

TiE