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Is there a way to stop Google and my browser thinking for me?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Alex Ethridge, Jun 27, 2015.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    If I search for Nikon camera equipment on e-bay, then it matters not what other sites I visit, there are Nikon ads in the margins. If I search for zero-turn mowers on Google, I get zero-turn ads everywhere I go.

    Is there a way to stop this? I even see this in my Google searches. I'm tired of Google and my browser failing in their predictions of what I want to see. A lot of what I search for is a one-off for a friend or a customer for things that I, personally, have no interest at all, yet I see the pollution left from it for days or sometimes even weeks.
     
  2. TonyB25

    TonyB25 Banned

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    Use a private browsing window for everything, and never log into any web sites.
     
  3. plodr

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    Fire up your browser and head here https://adblockplus.org/
    You will be offered this ad blocker for whatever browser you are using.
    Download and install it and you won't see ads. Pages load quicker too.
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll take a look.

    This may sound strange; but, I want to see what would be there if Google and others weren't "screaming" at my eyes what they have decided I'm thinking instead of what I'm really thinking.
     
  5. plodr

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    ABP will put a red stop sign icon up at the menu bar. Click the down arrow aside of it and select, disable on this page only. The stop sign changes from red to gray. Hit the reload button and the page appears with all the ads.
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    you do not want ad block you need
    https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin

    select the Visit Ads Settings to edit the preferences that are associated with this cookie not the download plugin
    I cannot give the link because it is associated with your individual google account
    on that page change the opt out settings at the bottom
     
  7. TonyB25

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    That will just bock the ads you see, but the advertisers will still collect data about you.

    Use a private browsing Window, and never log into any web sites.
     
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