Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

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Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

Post by wicorman » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:30 am

I'm getting so-called "adult" ads on all the image hosts. I use imgbox and my settings specify Family Safe Content, but the pages they display on no longer are. Not only imgbox but Pixhost and Imagebam.
Is there an ad-blocker that I can install to prevent these?
I use Windows 10 and Edge - I know the latter has its quirks but I find it's faster than Chrome and Windows Explorer. Haven't tried other browsers since I moved to W10
If I cannot solve this I may have to stop capping and may as well leave the board.
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Re: Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

Post by Bic Basher » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:30 pm

Now that Edge is based on Chromium (if you've updated your browser), you can use Chrome addons including AdBlock Plus, uBlock Origin and my personal choice AdGuard Adblocker.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... kllg?hl=en
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Re: Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

Post by wicorman » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:33 pm

I've installed the new Edge and installed AdGuard and now can't access any websites at all! Edge says they broke the connection.
Typing this on my phone.
Advice please?
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Re: Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

Post by wicorman » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:39 pm

Should have said that Edge got into websites OK before I installed AdGuard
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Re: Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

Post by Bic Basher » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:40 pm

You only need to install the Chrome extension, not the full blown AdGuard for Windows.

Remove AdGuard and try one of the other extensions I suggested.
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Re: Ads on image hosts/ad blockers

Post by wicorman » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:39 pm

I must be unobservant or just plain stupid - I've followed your link and can't see any way of downloading the extension.
I've decided to just stop accessing these image hosts. How they can ask us to class content as family friendly then display "adult" ads is beyond me.
I've been considering abandoning capping on and off for a while, and this has finally made up my mind.
Do not bother replying to this as I won't be logging in again.
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