How to prevent secondary downloads?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mmciau, Mar 19, 2010.

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  1. mmciau

    mmciau Registered Member

    May 14, 2009
    Marion, South Australia
    Hi there forum,

    There is a website I go to on irregular occasions where I like to look at images of various subjects.

    The site is :

    If I go to the 'more' highlight at the end of a subject, there are often additional images to view.


    But in doing so, I notice a download of an advertisement or whatever that shows up in the 'temporary internet folder and it is quite a downloaded size that of course adds up to additional bandwidth that is lost!!!!

    This is the item

    Is any of the Forum members able to advise how to prevent these downloads that are not sought by me nor do i have any interest in them.

    Your advice and any assistance will be greatly appreciated.


    Mike McInerney
    Marion, South Australia
  2. guest

    guest Guest

    Try using an AdBlocker software.

    I use and recommend AdMuncher Pro - the most complete and works with all browsers. But it is paid.

    A free option, for Firefox only, is AdBlocker Plus. Install it with Element Hiding Helper and subscribe to EasyList.
  3. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Hi mmciau

    That page and site seems to have dissapeared now ?



    Do you have Scripting enabled ? I think you might have.

    Here's the list of all the Script links i see using FF on that page


    You can disable scripts in IE, as it sounds like you're using it ? Or use FF with the Free NoScript add on, and configure it to your liking. Then you can allow which ones you want, or not. That's what i used to show the page Scripts.

    And/or you could exclude any sites you don't want to load/view in your HOSTS file.

    I see what you mean about bandwith, ther'es a LOT of images on that site :D

    Like the UFO videos

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