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

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    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 :

    http://englishrussia.com/

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

    eg

    http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2010/03/18/russian-tv-watching-cows/#more-11772

    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

    http://pvideos.5min.com/2647908/26470793.flv?cat=food&subcat=american

    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.

    Regards

    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

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    Hi mmciau

    That page and site seems to have dissapeared now ?

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    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 http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2010/03/18/russian-tv-watching-cows/#more-11772

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    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 http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2008/10/14/ufo-day

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