How do I block AccuWeather widget on ighome page?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by gwt, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. gwt

    gwt Registered Member

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    Whenever I log out of my ighome.com home page, this widget keeps popping up revealing my location as a default.

    http://i.imgur.com/jWhmjSj.jpg


    I'd like to block this widget from pinging AccuWeather's servers if I can, but I have no idea what the CLSID is or where to find it.

    Can anybody help, please?

    Thanks...
     
  2. gwt

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    No answer?

    Hmmm, maybe this host file isn't as good as they say. Without a CLSID, this is pretty much useless...
     
  3. Kobayashi maru

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    Block it using requestpolicy and Noscript. Assuming you use Firefox.
     
  4. gwt

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    Yes, I use Firefox. How do I do that?
     
  5. Kobayashi maru

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    Requestpolicy: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/requestpolicy/

    Noscript: https://addons.mozilla.org/En-us/firefox/addon/noscript/

    If you want additional, there's other stuff, but these will stop 3rd party sites interacting without your knowledge.

    Be aware that both are manual operation, and you set the default to block everything. This means you work on a site by site basis. You can temporarily allow all etc. The add-on does have a preset whitelist, but it only covers some well known.

    Privacy never comes without hassle, but I won't be without these, and others if you're interested.
     
  6. gwt

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    So SpywareBlaster can't block it? I was expecting something better from them beyond just being a regular hosts file with a fancy GUI...

    I already use Adblock Element blocker, but the AccuWeather widget appears for a second, thereby letting the site see & register my IP, no matter how brief it is.

    How do I find out the IP address of this AccuWeather widget?
     
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    Thanks.

    Any CLSID associated with this IP or domain name?
     
  9. Kobayashi maru

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    No idea. Don't use them.