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Old 06-20-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
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A screen saver can slow things down quite a bit. If she uses one, try having her use it with it off and see if that doesn't speed things up. It did for me when I was using a slideshow of photos as my screensaver. Now I just use a wallpaper image that looks nice in my living room.

dcsaute is right about AdBlockPlus. If I do see an ad, I can block it easily and it won't bother me again.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:29 PM   #12
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A screen saver can slow things down quite a bit. If she uses one, try having her use it with it off and see if that doesn't speed things up. It did for me when I was using a slideshow of photos as my screensaver. Now I just use a wallpaper image that looks nice in my living room.

dcsaute is right about AdBlockPlus. If I do see an ad, I can block it easily and it won't bother me again.
I'm going to have to see if that's available for IE.
Yes, I'm still using IE

The ads I mentioned a few weeks back, just on this site and encroaching on my screen, have started cropping up as videos playing in front of the topics And some of the ads in general are quite offensive.

I've been trying to nail down a pattern so I can report it, but they are very haphazard on what I click on and when they appear.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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Ad block plus is a Firefox add-on. Don't know if there is an IE equivalent.

Fred, you should really reconsider switching to Firefox.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:46 PM   #14
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You're right, Andy. These pop ups have got to go.
I'd just feel much more comfortable changing my internet browser if I was having this problem everywhere, instead of just here. Like I said before, Discuss Cooking must have some pretty nasty ad stuff. It's gettin'past my filters anyway.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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Have her delete cookies and cache.
Delete temp files
Download (free) and run malwarebytes and remove anything that they recommend

It sounds like she may have some tracking cookies that need to be removed or maybe some malware.

Finally tell her to be careful - video poker sites are often infested with computer cooties and a predictable way to lose money :)
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:21 PM   #16
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No IE equivalent. Back when we still had IE7, there was IE7pro which was pretty good with lots of features including an ad blocker, but it's no longer available for IE (I think).

I have to use the new version of Internet Explorer for email only, because Firefox 4 does not support Yahoo where I have my email account, and I hate the ads. I use Firefox for everything else.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:29 AM   #17
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pacanis, what you are experiencing might be an effect from ads that run their script if you simply run you mouse over them. you don't have to click on them to have their ad run on top of everything.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:18 AM   #18
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I will see if that is the case, BT.
They typically appear right after I click on something, such as New Posts or on a thread, so if what you say is the case, the ad must appear on the next page under where my mouse last was. I'll have to click and scoot, lol.

Sorry for the semi-hijack, but it's kind of similar in nature to the OT. Mysterious ads appearing.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:51 AM   #19
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Not really a hijack, Pac. Ad control has been a constant complaint. I'm sure any discussions will help the OP, or if not her, others.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:10 AM   #20
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Surprisingly, both the video pop up and offensive (to me) ads haven't shown up all morning. How nice!
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