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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Sun 19-Jan-14 19:20:00
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My current copy of Kaspersky Internet Security is due to end in a little over a month.

I've used KIS on all 6 computers for years, but I'm currently using 2013 version, as so many useful setting were lost with the 2014 version.

Now, one of the things I really, really like about KIS is 'anti-banner' which kills more or less, all adverts.

Looking around the web at other security suites, Avast, Eset, Norton, AVG, etc. none appears to have this feature.

And before someone says, use Firefox with Ad-blocker, then the answer to that is no.

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Fri 24-Jan-14 13:16:42
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Re: Advert blocking


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I was looking for laser printers on Amazon and had found one I liked. The next day an Amazon popup advert appeared on another website for this printer at a 30% lower price.

I think I was just lucky that the price had been reduced.

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Standard User Kaufhof
(experienced) Mon 03-Feb-14 17:24:54
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"And before someone says, use Firefox with Ad-blocker, then the answer to that is no."

For my information - why not?

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Mon 03-Feb-14 17:37:39
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Re: Advert blocking


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In reply to a post by Kaufhof:
"And before someone says, use Firefox with Ad-blocker, then the answer to that is no."

For my information - why not?

Trevor


In my experience browser ad-blocker extensions slow down web browsing slightly. Wish Eset Smart Security would include an ad-blocker frown

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Standard User Kaufhof
(experienced) Mon 03-Feb-14 17:46:45
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Re: Advert blocking


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In reply to a post by Kaufhof:
"And before someone says, use Firefox with Ad-blocker, then the answer to that is no."

For my information - why not?

Trevor


Yes - I agree with you on both points but don't find the slowing down of Firefox troublesome.

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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Feb-14 14:47:23
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Well, for me it's broken.

I normally use IE & have about 3000 sites, within groups, in Favorites.

Now, when I import them into Firefox or Waterfox, they get a far as "H" & stop.

Both Palemoon & Opera 12, both handle them fine.

Since I last posted, I've found that Ad-blocker now have an IE version, & it works fine with Eset.

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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Feb-14 15:00:41
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I still wouldn't want ads.

If I want something, I study many sites, with regards to price, etc., for a number of days.

When I'm ready to order, I recheck the main sites I deal with & trust, & then order.

I'm on a number of e-mailing list, so I get plenty of info for the things I'm interested in.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Mon 10-Feb-14 15:07:04
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I have a heap of urls added to my hosts file. It does slow the page load slightly, but only if said page is heavily packed with said URLs. If you want a copy, let me know.
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