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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by MRBEE, Nov 17, 2001.

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  1. MRBEE

    MRBEE Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to stop all those pop-up advertisements from popping up?
     
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    MRBEE,

    Turning off the java will stop the pop-ups.
     
  4. MRBEE

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    Hewee,

    Turning off the java? Sounds good if it gets rid of the pop ups, but what is the downside?

    And how do you turn off the java?
     
  5. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    To turn it off: Tools | Internet Options. Security tab. custom level. Scroll to the bottom and under Scripting, Disable all three. You can reset it any time, by clicking Reset

    The problem with doing this, as opposed to using a program, is that NO windows will pop up. So, if you go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and click on Product Updates, you won't get in.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    If you happen to be in need of a (new) antivirus or firewall as well, I can wholeheartedly recommend Norton Internet Security.

    It comprises Norton Antivirus and Norton Firewall.
    And not only does it block Ads, Banners, popups, java, activeX, and any kind of content you'd want to block,
    you can also decide to 'always block' or 'always allow' any part or portion of this for any website you'd like.

    It's infinitely configurable.

    Greetz,
     
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    in opera goto file|preferences|plugins and uncheck the enable java box
     
  8. hewee

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    MRBEE,

    For me there is no downside. But for you ???
    Like here right now posting at this site I can not click on the Smilies or the buttons to get the rich text etc. But for me that's ok. At some sites buttons or whole pages may not work. But you just need to turn the java back on and reload the page.
    With java off you see no pop-ups and pages load a lot faster also.

    I see you have Netscape from another thread. So that good because it easy and fast to get to and change if you need to turn it on and off.
    Go to edit, preference. Click on the left side the Advance.
    See image.
    I never ever have it on for mail and news.
    Java can lets sites or email start things on there own. So if you get some viruse that need the JavaScripe to get it start it can't if you have it turned off.
     

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    personally i think the best is Pop-Up Stopper, it let's you run java still but cuts out every pop-up. You can get it at www.panicware.com and I recommend it.
     
  10. MRBEE

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    Hewee,

    I have turned java off and will try that for a while. Like you say, I can always easily turn it back on. Thanks.
     
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    MRBEE,

    Give it a try and see how it goes. Your learn what sites need it and what don't.
    On the jave for mail and news. I keep that off all the time but I have to turn it on somethimes to save a attachment. You know the attachment icon that is up top in the email well with the java off you don't see that. Don't know why but just the last couple of months I have had to turn it on at times to save an attachment. But the email was from Outlook. All my email has aways been from others with netscape but now I get it from Outlook too. But most times I can still right click and save it so it must be how they add the images.
    Wish everyone used Netscape for the email because it's so easy, safer and does things outlook does not.
    But check the speed that pages load with the java off and at some sites they load 5 times faster.
     
  12. hewee

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    By the way till this site changed the ads last week if I had the java off I did not see any ads at all but for this one here. I said this before and maybe they seen it so now I have to look at the ads. There are less ads so that's good.

    [​IMG]

    May I add that the two big ads are the same ones on each page with the java off so your not going out and getting a new ad for each page load.
     
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