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Ad-Blockers

Post by Sara » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:55 pm

Can anyone recommend a blocker to replace Ad Muncher in Explorer 11? Avant's does a poor job on the sites I use regularly (lots of google, etc. which AdMuncher chomped).

I'll pay!

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by hornakapopolis » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:51 pm

Have you tried AdBlock Plus? I used it for the longest time in Firefox and Chrome. (Didn't realize they had an IE version)

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by Sara » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:49 pm

I downloaded it--works perfectly in IE 11. In Avant I enabled it's BHO, couldn't find anything else that mentioned it and it's not working :cry:
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Post by MysteryFCM » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:44 am

I'd suggest HostsMan with the MVPHosts and hpHosts* Ad/Tracking Server blacklists

http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman

* Disclaimer: I run hpHosts ;)

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by Sara » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:00 am

Looks good, but will it work in Windows 10? The only reason I'm trying to get IE 11 to work is to decide whether to make the July 29th deadline for a free upgrade. I've been advised by several folks to stick with 10 and 7 until all the bugs are out of 11. :mrgreen:
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Post by MysteryFCM » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:09 am

It works with everything from XP right through to 10 :).

IE11 is far better than 10 and below, by miles. However, Windows 10 on the other hand, should be given a wide birth unless you're on 8.1.

If you want to ensure you can upgrade, image the current Windows install, then do an upgrade. If you want to go back, you can always image the 10 install, then restore the earlier image you took prior to upgrading.

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Post by hornakapopolis » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:37 pm

I'm 99% sure that, as long as you upgrade prior to tomorrow, you don't have to worry about imaging the Windows 10 install as it will tied to your machine whether you downgrade again or not.

And if the idea of imaging your drive doesn't sound fun, you'll have 30 days to downgrade once 10 is installed. You can do it right from Settings. But, I'd definitely, at least, back-up beforehand so you're not placing all of your eggs in Microsoft's ability to downgrade properly. I've done it three times with no issue just to see if I could, but I have heard of the downgrade getting stuck in an endless cycle of preparation and reboots.

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Post by MysteryFCM » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:37 pm

Wouldn't recommend the downgrade (seen countless installs messed up by it)

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by Sara » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:18 pm

Guys, I appreciate all the help. I think I'm going to pass on Windows 10. I've gone back to IE 10 for now, but I will try in again in a day or so with HostsMan and see how it goes. Right now I need it to be usable, as I have work to get done. I'll try to do it this weekend and keep you posted.
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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by MysteryFCM » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:53 pm

No problem. Feel free to ping me if you need help with anything :)

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by hornakapopolis » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:40 pm

And if I ever have some free time, don't hesitate to hit up Steven, too

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:22 am

:)

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by philbuhler » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:00 am

Hi

Avant Ultimate adblocker never blocks https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/* no matter how many times i add it or variations of it i add. Most other sites added are blocked.
Anyone know how can Avant block the https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/* ads ? Or is this some kind it cant block for some reason

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Re: Ad-Blockers

Post by Nederpietos » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:01 pm

I just looked at the exceptions of the Ad Blocker list and saw https//* is there.

Maybe removing this exception helps.

If that exception isn't there try to add: *.googlesyndication.* in the blocklist

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