Popups (How can I avoid them?)

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Konata Izumi, Jan 31, 2010.

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  1. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    I frequently visit porn sites using my Firefox / Flock.
    Both have adblock plus addon with EasyPrivacy+Easylist subscription.
    I also have Spywareblaster, flashblock and peerblock on my computer.

    The problem is popups are still "popping up" even with firefox default popup blocker is turned on.

    Is there a particular software I can use to block these annoying popups?

    Although I recently discovered admuncher which already solved my problem.
    I am still looking for other alternatives preferrably "Freeware."



    I know NoScript can handle those popups too but I don't like it. =_=
     
  2. firzen771

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    i love this post :D
     
  3. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    ^ Oh my, thank you! :)
     
  4. Threedog

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    It is kinda different than what we usually see.
     
  5. GlobalForce

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    With willingness - take Privoxy for a spin.
     
  6. Konata Izumi

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    I need recommendations asap so I can test-run on it before doing a system restore tonight.
    Edit: Will try Privoxy, but I'm afraid this might slow down my browsing.
     
  7. GlobalForce

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    Then don't cheap out - go with AdMuncher.
     
  8. Konata Izumi

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    :eek: lol. no way, I can't afford anything :D
    anyways, I'm now using Privoxy and its looking good. ^^

    any other recommendations?
     
  9. kasperking

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    ummm.....considering the sites you are visiting.....good antimalware arsenal...:D :D :D
     
  10. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    LOL! I'm using MS Security Essentials, I think thats good enough.
     
  11. philby

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    Just try to think of something else while you're watching.

    o_O
     
  12. Konata Izumi

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    lol, I have tons of fetishes so.. I'm opening alot of tabs before watching anything...
    and I'm getting like hundreds of popups per session XD

    and hey Privoxy works!!!
     
  13. Get

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    I for one would recommend the previous post! :D
     
  14. GlobalForce

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    Oh good! Beware the oncoming avalanche of *here's what I thinks* headed your way. Enjoy! ;)
     
  15. dw426

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    I love the honesty here, lol. And if anyone comes along calling you out on it, tell them to take a hike. Okay, let's get down to business here. First and foremost, are you running an AV, and, which one? Next order of business, download either SuperAntiSpyware or Malware Antibytes (the free, on-demand versions) and scan that system THOROUGHLY. I am VERY surprised you're seeing pop-ups with Firefox and AdblockPlus installed...it makes me think you may already be infected.

    Anyway, after you've done a scan and cleaned any infection out, I advise grabbing NoScript to go along with AdBlockPlus. You may also want to look into the free version of Sandboxie. It doesn't stop infections, but it does stop them from doing damage (keyloggers not so much) since any infection is erased when the sandbox is emptied (which can be set to automatically do just that after the browser closes).

    Edit: I went on about NoScript and then realized you don't like it. It annoys me too, especially when you need to enable 3 or 4 scripts to make a website work fully, and you have to experiment with allowing listed scripts to see which one you need...thereby opening you up to a possible infection trying to screw around with an add-on that is meant to PREVENT them. I use it though, the annoyance is better than not having it...usually.
     
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    HOST files, with all due respect Bob D, are no longer effective. With the daily, sometimes hourly malware domain, ad server changes, they simply can't keep up, especially when most HOST files are updated maybe only every couple of weeks at best.
     
  18. acr1965

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    Stick with what works. Ad Muncher has trouble when opening a lot of tabs at once and can be overwhelmed. I use Chrome mostly and have a folder with several sites I visit daily (freebie offers, tech sites, etc). This folder has about 30 sites in it and Ad Muncher will choke every time if all are opened at once. So I just have to disable AM and use the Ad Thwart extension.
     
  19. Konata Izumi

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    hehe I'm not going to use noscript again anytime soon, also my pc doesn't have any infections either... :)

    try visiting ~~ link removed ~~ without Noscript.
    I get popups when clicking videos even with adblockplus turned on.

    @acr1965

    yep, im sticking with privoxy for now. ;)
     
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