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    Know of a Good Free Adblocker?

    I have one on my other Dell PC but can't remember what it's called. I tried a few of them tonight. One didn't work, one has a popup in the lower right of the screen telling of the ads it blocked on every page, and another one wants donations.

    Now I'm getting ads sent to my gmail inbox.

    I'm using Google Chrome on Win 10.
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    R.I.P. 2022-05-29 Ken's Avatar
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    What browser are you using?

    When I use Google Chrome, I use uBlock Origin...

    I hope that you are doing well, and your kittys too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    What browser are you using?

    When I use Google Chrome, I use uBlock Origin...

    I hope that you are doing well, and your kittys too!
    Hi Ken. I forgot to mention that I'm running Chrome.

    The cats and I are well. Thank you. I'll try that ad blocker.

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    AdBlock and NoScript are what i run on chrome in windows 7
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    Used to run the good old AdBlockPlus.
    A few years ago switched to uBlock Origin...quite a bit better.
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    I've used uBlock Origin for years too... I have it turned off for SG of course
    Linux is user friendly, it's just picky about its friends...
    Disclaimer: Please use caution when opening messages, my grasp on reality may have shaken loose during transmission (going on rusty memory circuits). I also eat whatever crayons are put in front of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Used to run the good old AdBlockPlus.
    A few years ago switched to uBlock Origin...quite a bit better.
    That uBlock origin works real nice.
    Thanks for the ideas.

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    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jbkeiagm?hl=en

    is this what you guys are using now ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I've used uBlock Origin for years too... I have it turned off for SG of course
    SG has ads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jbkeiagm?hl=en

    is this what you guys are using now ?
    Yep, exactly. I just turn it off in rare occasions for some well known sites if functionality suffers.
    Linux is user friendly, it's just picky about its friends...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    SG has ads?
    Not for premium members!
    Linux is user friendly, it's just picky about its friends...
    Disclaimer: Please use caution when opening messages, my grasp on reality may have shaken loose during transmission (going on rusty memory circuits). I also eat whatever crayons are put in front of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    Yep, exactly. I just turn it off in rare occasions for some well known sites if functionality suffers.
    will try it thanks
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    all you need is any raspberry pie 3 or 4, ethernet cable and power.
    Installation takes 2 hours for newbie, 30 minutes for pro.
    it even blocked my lg tv ads (what is trending right now) so I put it in whitelist.
    In 24 hours in blocked over 60 000 ads with medium browsing the internet is going much faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Used to run the good old AdBlockPlus.
    A few years ago switched to uBlock Origin...quite a bit better.
    me too - had been using AdBlockPlus (ABP) back in the late 2000s (like 2007 thru early 2010s) and that one has not been the same ever since uBlock Origin (uBO) came out in which UBO works better, even on old or slow CPUs - so I switched to ublock for good

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