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    AdBlock Plus allows companies to pay to be allowed through


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    They've been doing that for some time, Jerry (2011?).

    For Firefox, use AdBlock Edge, for Pale Moon, use AdBlock Latitude. Otherwise visit the options and turn off the showing of acceptable ads. or whatever their terminology is.

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    It was news to me. Thanks to your suggestion, I found an "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" box to uncheck in Adblock Settings. Had to uncheck it ineach browser I use.

    Jerry

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    I just have AdBlock and I don't see any selection for "Allow some non-intrusive advertising". Does that mean that it's not stopping much of anything?

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    No. It still blocks a lot of ads. You should see a number next to the AdBlock Plus icon in your brwser that indicates the number of ads blocked on the page you are viewing. What browser are you using?

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    AdBlock and AdBlock Plus are different entities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    No. It still blocks a lot of ads. You should see a number next to the AdBlock Plus icon in your brwser that indicates the number of ads blocked on the page you are viewing. What browser are you using?

    Jerry
    I use Chrome.

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    If you are using AdBlock Plus and not Adblock as Andy indicated, you should be able to

    Right click on the AdBlock Plus icon to the right of the Address Bar
    Click on Options
    The last line of the Filter List tab should have a box next to "Allow some non intrusive advertising" that you can uncheck.

    Jerry

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    Evidently mine is just AdBlock since there is no selection for that. Thanks
    I assume the Plus is a paid version.

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    No. Adblock Plus is free Get it here: https://adblockplus.org/

    Remove the Adblock extension from Chrome before installing AdBlock Plus.

    jerry

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    I had to go to the options via add-ons manager, then click options. There the text

    Starting with Adblock Plus 2.0 there is an option in Filter Preferences to allow some non-intrusive advertising. The goal is to support websites using non-intrusive ways to advertise and to encourage more websites to do the same. Read more

    I then had to click filter preferences and there it was. This is in FF and is v 2.6.7.

    It's simpler in Chrome but it doesn't have the text above (that I could find). But then my Chrome is version 1.8.9.

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    Thanks Jerry, I got rid of AdBlock and got AdBlock Plus from your link. I also unchecked "Allow some non intrusive advertising" as soon as it installed.

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    But then my Chrome is version 1.8.9
    Wow, my Chrome version is 40.0.2214.94, LOL, how long has it been since you updated it

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    My bad, it's my version of adblock pus on chrome!

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    I use IE 11, with EasyList and EasyPrivacy from Adblock Plus, PrivacyChoice, and Stop Google Tracking in my Tracking Protection add-ons, and of course, Pop-up Blocker. I'm not particularly troubled by ads.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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