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Doorstop

Ads...

Oh.

We seem to have gone all ITV folks ..




... when did that happen?
LowLight

Noticed that this morning.

AdBlock Plus to the rescue.
James

I don't see any ads.

Do you know about HOSTS file modifying?  



James H
LowLight

Aye, had to edit the hosts file a few times to stop Adobe calling home etc.

I was looking at the site this morning thinking have those ads always been there. First time I'd seen them.
mr.underwood

Ads

How can I stop these Bloody Things,I Hate Ads?          
James

Re: Ads

mr.underwood wrote:
How can I stop these Bloody Things,I Hate Ads?          

Click the link in my post above...



James H
Stuball

Ohh, havent seen the forum ads around for a while
cybers

Nice one James...
Just noticed they had made a return appearance now they are gone again...
Fantastic
Doorstop

Yep, definitely very helpful James. I hadn't heard of HOSTS file modification before.

Done and dusted now and ad-free .. nice one. Good call.  
Jock58

Hi All
I followed the instructions & the ads went. Now each page takes ages (up to a minute to load. Is this common ?
I think i would rather bear with the ads. Any suggestions?

Jock58
LowLight

I don't know why that would cause a problem but you could give Firefox + AdBlock Plus a wee try.
James

Jock58 wrote:
Hi All
I followed the instructions & the ads went. Now each page takes ages (up to a minute to load. Is this common ?
I think i would rather bear with the ads. Any suggestions?

Jock58

It depends. Your PC might, and I say might, have some spyware etc on it hence the
reason it's running slow. Did you follow the instructions and back up your original
HOST file? If so, delete the new one, the rename your old one back to simply HOSTS
(no file extension).

Incidentally, all AdBlock type programs alter the HOSTS file themselves to block
the ads.


Alternatively, the ZIP file below has 3 different HOSTS files in it. The OLDHOSTS
file is a typical 'blank' HOSTS file, whereas you might want to try the file called HOSTS
as it only contains about a quarter of the blocked links in it.

http://megafileupload.com/en/file/107850/hosts-zip.html


James H
ExpatMo

Adverts

Can I get rid of all the adverts which keep appearing on every page, and within the posts?
fastnet

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about1413.html
cybers

Jesus H ....
I got a nice new pooter all windows 7 and everything shiny shiny and its first words to me on here was i was too fat.  
Host modification is not working so now need to find a nice wee ad blocker.

Good old Microsoft...  
Ah well the lord giveth and the lord taketh away...
But fanx must go to Bill anyway for the freebie pooter
James

cybers wrote:
Jesus H ....
I got a nice new pooter all windows 7 and everything shiny shiny and its first words to me on here was i was too fat.  
Host modification is not working so now need to find a nice wee ad blocker.

I'm sure someone will figure out how to do it in Windoze 7 soon enough.

Me? I didn't touch Vista with a bargepole and I aint going near this new one either.
Win XP and Win 2000 on dual boot here, working fine...



James H
cybers

james73 wrote:
cybers wrote:
Jesus H ....
I got a nice new pooter all windows 7 and everything shiny shiny and its first words to me on here was i was too fat.  
Host modification is not working so now need to find a nice wee ad blocker.

I'm sure someone will figure out how to do it in Windoze 7 soon enough.

Me? I didn't touch Vista with a bargepole and I aint going near this new one either.
Win XP and Win 2000 on dual boot here, working fine...



James H


Alas for my sins i get them free anyway..
Wondows 7 is much better than old Vista ever was and to be fair i was a staunch supporter of Vista both in 32 and 64bit form.

These have now been replaced with a swanky Tesla cored machine from Nvidia with Windows 7 64bit...

Only gripe i have so far is it's locked down so i cant even see the system properties and Sisoft Sandra has a wee heart attack when pointed at it and wont scan or report either.
Was only advised to Tell my insurer of a change to my policy to the tune of 4900 which is what it will cost if it goes missing.
Stuball

A Tesla core you say? Why do I think your computer looks like this now...

cybers

Lol that is as smart as hell that pic.
luckily that's not what it looks like...
will get round to posting up some pics soon.
Stuball

It makes me want to build my own tesla coil and farraday cage
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