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Standard User adsl24thebest
(member) Wed 29-Dec-10 19:29:45
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how come i get advetising on thinkbroadband


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hi all ive just noticed something werid , im with vivacit surfwise luu and when ive been looking at gpu and hoiladays when i come on here they r being shown on the left of homepage as advetisments weid?some 1 spying on me?use ccleaner and the ads stop showing btw vivacit is a reseller of o-bit i think any ideas? bit scary like some 1 watching me
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-Dec-10 19:51:23
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Likely to be Google Ad-words tracking.

I posted some items from a courier the other day, and now I see more ads targeting that sector.

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Standard User OpenAccess
(learned) Wed 29-Dec-10 19:59:26
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If you want to block the adds suggest you take a look at the add on here at Ghostery.com

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-Dec-10 20:16:32
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Re: how come i get advertising on thinkbroadband


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With ie7 i use an add-on called IE7 Pro that also has a built in download manager and an add blocker/flash blocker user configurable IE7 Pro add-on

Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Sun 16-Jan-11 00:24:29
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Edit the Host files.

Be* with this (XP Pro & Win7), and a MacBook Pro (OS X)

FREE & Easy Tweaks for WHATEVER Your Speed - CLICK HERE!

Use DrTCP & DMT + settings

Link 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Be* Here wink
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 16-Jan-11 00:31:14
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Eh? I didn't want to remove them, just saying that it is advertising directed at me as it is relevant.

Matt

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 16-Jan-11 00:47:12
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Access to here (both the forums and the main site) is free, but they cost money to run... so you get adverts.

They do use tracking via Google, but they're hardly intrusive.

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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Sun 16-Jan-11 01:16:33
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No, you edit the hosts file to INCLUDE/ALLOW the safe ads here - I wouldn't have it any other way, Bill. wink

Be* with this (XP Pro & Win7), and a MacBook Pro (OS X)

FREE & Easy Tweaks for WHATEVER Your Speed - CLICK HERE!

Use DrTCP & DMT + settings

Link 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Be* Here wink
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 16-Jan-11 01:26:15
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TBH I can never really understand why people get so het up about adverts... if I consider a site is too overloaded with adverts or they're too intrusive then I simply don't go there again.

For reasonable levels of adverts I suppose I could use an ad-blocker, but they're not 100% effective. Whereas the one behind my eyeballs is smile

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(knowledge is power) Sun 16-Jan-11 07:22:01
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In reply to a post by billford:
TBH I can never really understand why people get so het up about adverts... if I consider a site is too overloaded with adverts or they're too intrusive then I simply don't go there again.

For reasonable levels of adverts I suppose I could use an ad-blocker, but they're not 100% effective. Whereas the one behind my eyeballs is smile

I have no problems with the ads here as they are not the least bit intrusive.

I only block ads when they do become intrusive like the ads that sometimes appear on PC Advisor.
They are so bad that they obstruct the text that you are trying to read if you accidentally hover your mouse over them!

To block them I use both the Firefox NoScript and the Adblock Plus add-on.
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