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    Way too many ads online.......

    Geez......it's hard to even find information in a single/unbroken form anymore with all the danged commercials. Sometimes I think an article is over, then realize that it picks up about 4 ads down.
    It's really ridiculous.

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    Do you use an ad blocker?

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    Hmmm......I'm pretty ignorant of those things. Could you please tell me how to use it?
    Thanks.

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    I know they exist and I know that we use them and I know that I donít see very many ads. However I am not the tech person in our house who chose and installed them. I think someone like Allen should enter this thread and advise us ...

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    Adblock plus is the one I use. This page explains how to install. Basically you just click the link for either firefox or chrome installation and then follow the prompts once you click the install button.

    https://adblockplus.org/getting_started

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    Thanks jp1, I'll check that out.

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    Adblock is very good.

    I use NoScript on Firefox, which is not an ad-blocker per se but, by default, does not allow to run the third-party code that displays ads or runs tracking software on a site. It's more granular than Adblock but I would say it is more involved to use, so I don't recommend it to folks who would rather "just switch it on and use it".
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    Adblock, Noscript, the Host file on a computer, these are all good things (as well as some better "firewall/nat" devices.
    However when you want help, it would certainly be more beneficial if you actually provided useful information such as what device/software you actually use, because what I may use for one, may not work for another.
    Or google (blocking ads from list your device).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Or google (blocking ads from list your device).
    Or, better yet, use a search engine that does not track you: DuckDuckGo

    Great points in the rest of the post...
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Adblock plus is the one I use. This page explains how to install. Basically you just click the link for either firefox or chrome installation and then follow the prompts once you click the install button.

    https://adblockplus.org/getting_started
    Me too. I have used adblockplus for a long time and love not having to deal with so many ads and commercials.
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