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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 05:56 PM
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I just installed AdBlock Plus (as recommended by schwim and Pepe`) about 15 minutes ago. Literally. My Windows 10 just auto-updated to a better version, today, which allowed me to install AdBlock, finally. It was free and, so far, works great. FSB loads much faster now and I don't have any lagging issues or scrolling problems due to lagging issues. Ads are, for the most part, gone.

Thanks schwim and Pepe`!
pretty much anyone surfing these days with some sort of adblocker is well wasting their time at looking at what they want.

I can say that a paying membership with out adblocker is not that bad, but non paying or just as a guest it is down right horrible!

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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 07:41 PM
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I updated to google chrome a week or so ago. It is better, been really good except for oddly today is a bit buggy. Guess I'll try the adblocker too. Do you just down load it online also??

Thanks for EVERYONE's help so far.

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Guess I'll try the adblocker too. Do you just down load it online also??
Hi there Tim,

Visit this site: https://adblockplus.org/

Click "Install for Chrome" and click "Add Extension". It will install the extension and then a new tab will open up showing you that it installed. Once that's done, you should be all set.
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Hi there Tim,

Visit this site: https://adblockplus.org/

Click "Install for Chrome" and click "Add Extension". It will install the extension and then a new tab will open up showing you that it installed. Once that's done, you should be all set.
Just did this and my initial impression is WOW! You know I have a F150 instead of a Bronco right? And you did this all for your 1/2 brother from a different mother. (Same bad ass dad made the F150 and Bronco---lol)

Thanks again and if it continues to work like it is right now I am a very happy camper.

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Weird I get no ads running IOS and pages load super fast? Makes me reconsider running windows, I need a windows system to run my Motes tuner but may go with a cheap laptor and use it just for tuning purposes.
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Weird I get no ads running IOS and pages load super fast? Makes me reconsider running windows, I need a windows system to run my Motes tuner but may go with a cheap laptor and use it just for tuning purposes.
Operating systems have nothing to do with ad blocking. The reason you're not seeing ads on your phone is because they're not baked into the mobile template that the site uses. All the magic happens at the desktop resolution.

The browsers and addons we have been discussing work across all operating systems, Win, OSX and *nix. Rest easy knowing you wouldn't need to choose an operating system based on viewing ads on the web
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Operating systems have nothing to do with ad blocking. The reason you're not seeing ads on your phone is because they're not baked into the mobile template that the site uses. All the magic happens at the desktop resolution.

The browsers and addons we have been discussing work across all operating systems, Win, OSX and *nix. Rest easy knowing you wouldn't need to choose an operating system based on viewing ads on the web
I am using an iPad Pro, just got it a few months ago so I am sure the processing has improved. I use my dads laptop running the new windows ( not sure of the version) and it has a lot of compatibility issues running Abobe flash player and some other site based systems. I know a little ( very little ) about the new operating systems as the last DOS stuff I did was with Millenium, what a nightmare that was to fix. So what would you recommend for the best windows system ? As I am going to have to run it regardless, I am planning on building my own laptop with duel core processor and all that good stuff.
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I can't really recommend a "best" Windows system. I'm sure there's others here more hardware savvy than I but as long as you stay away from the entry-level spec systems and components, you'll end up with a machine capable of running Win 10 smoothly. I've got 10 on three machines in this house, one of which is a mildly upgraded POS $300 Wal-Mart Acer laptop and it works great. There are a few suggestions I would make in regards to performance:

1) NEVER install Flash or Java. They are the largest security risks you can have on your computer and they try very hard to hose your system with constantly running background processes and by installing extra and unwanted software during updates, further hurting your computer's performance. If you absolutely have to have Flash, use Google Chrome. It's built into the browser so it is patched quickly and doesn't try to install extra crap on your computer.

2) Be careful what you do install. Windows performance degrades over time primarily because of it's registry-based system and the fact that any software is allowed to stick their fingers in it. Even after you uninstall something, without extra forensic work, the uninstalled software usually leaves behind elements that gum up the works, slowing things down a tiny bit at a time at best or even causing errors and crashes when things can't be found at worst.

3) Take care of your investment! Every once in a while, do a little bit of preventative maintenance. Check for malware with MalwareBytes(free), get rid of orphaned and unneeded files and clean your registry with CCleaner(also free) and let the built in Windows Defender(the free trifecta!) do an automated scan once a day to check for viruses or malware. To keep it from ever showing up, never click on links in emails from people you don't recognize or that don't make sense, don't open zip files, run programs or click "OK" any time your system asks you if you're sure you want to allow something to happen if you didn't expect it to and always run an ad blocker (malware is often passed via the ad networks that are serving you the advertisements).

It's pretty popular for people to bag on Windows of any version but I've run them all successfully and although I choose to run linux personally, my whole family runs various versions of Windows daily with no issue at all(We have all versions from XP to 10 running in the house right now). Any version is capable of working well with proper setup and a little common sense.
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As others have mentioned, it will be sad to see a knowledgeable user depart.

There are few of us Tech guys that can assist with your PC issue. Try another web browser, run a free malwarebytes virus scan online, google the software. You probably just have malware.

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Hi there,

most of the ads you see are there when you're viewing the forum as a guest. log in and you should see less. Watch out for pop-up ads though, if those occur or any redirecting ads, you can report those and we'll get them removed. Keep in mind that we need a screen shot and a URL/script for those ads.

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