Rant The great I HATE INTRUSIVE ADS AND CRAPWARE!!!! thread

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Hello all,
Welcome to yet another thread,

So, lets get to it.

WARNING: If you are not good at hating and screaming and being totally, HUMONGOUSly angry, don't read this thread.

This thread is a thread for those who-
HATE :swear word: INTRUSIVE POP-UP ADS THAT TAKE UP MOST OF THE PAGE AND THE :swear word: :swear word: COVER-ALL-OF-THE-SCREEN ADS THAT RUIN THE SITES WE LOVE SO MUCH like Youtube and the stuff like that-AND THOSE FACEBOOK APPS THAT AUTOMATICALLY POST A FAKE COMMENT OR POST WHEREVER YOU GO AND MAKE OTHERS THINK YOU ARE CRAZY, AND BAN YOU FROM GROUPS AND THE LIKE, AND :swear word: ADWARE AND SPYWARE STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND KEEP TRACKING WHERE YOU GO AND DISPLAYING THE MOST ANNOYING POPUPS IN THE MOST ANNOYING WAY THEY CAN SO YOU CAN'T DO WHAT YOU CAME TO DO AND INSTEAD HAVE TO SPEND 70% OF THE TIME DEALING AND THOSE ADVERTISERS WHO BEHAVE AS IF YOU SPEND SO MUCH TIME AND MONEY JUST TO VIEW THEIR :swear word: AD AND DON'T LET YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE WITHOUT DOING WHAT THEY WANTED YOU TO DO!!!!!!
And also all those other crapware that keep bugging today's world just for the sake of keeping some rich boss in his seat :(!!!
 
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Caps lock overload
 

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But how do you really feel?

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Everytime, I see a pop-up window that only exists for opening more popup windows when I try to close it, I shut down Javascript and Flash, kick out the pop-up, and send a 9-line message to the next A-10 for strafing the company HQ of the advertiser.
 

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I suggest NoScript for eliminating all the popups, etc , and going in and changing Facebook app permissions so they can only post with the privacy level of "only me"-then no one sees those posts.
 

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I can't think of a good reason to say 'Accept' to any Facebook app that asks to post on my behalf... It told you exactly what it would do and at some point you said that was okay.
Intrusive ads are avoided by never visiting sites that use them again, or else installing AdBlock and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware when cautiously proceeding into sketchy websites.
 

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Also, AdBlock browser plugin. Makes the internet much more friendly.

I watch a lot of YouTube and while I find the ads annoying, I still don't use AdBlock, so that creators receive revenue for their work.


I suggest NoScript for eliminating all the popups, etc , and going in and changing Facebook app permissions so they can only post with the privacy level of "only me"-then no one sees those posts.

I also don't use any script blockers. Vast majority of the problems can be eliminated with a slight change in your browsing habits.
 

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I watch a lot of YouTube and while I find the ads annoying, I still don't use AdBlock, so that creators receive revenue for their work.

You can click the extension's button to whitelist a site. At least in Chrome.
And as I understand it, another AdBlock extension lets you whitelist specific channels.

I agree with the sentiment. I'm hesitant to use AdBlock.
 

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You can click the extension's button to whitelist a site. At least in Chrome.
And as I understand it, another AdBlock extension lets you whitelist specific channels.

I agree with the sentiment. I'm hesitant to use AdBlock.

It's not just YouTube.

Very often I read tutorials online that have ads displayed. Or other one-off sites. I don't mind it if a banner ad helps pay for a site to run or even turn a profit for the author. Somebody had to invest some of their free time to provide content that I want to see. At least I'm gonna be nice enough to not block their source of income for it :p
 

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Well, advertisers.
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These ads make me cringe:

"Cheat on your wife with this site"
"Life is short have an affair"
"Engage in dangerous and disgusting sex with random internet strangers"
"Ugly girls want love too"
 

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Watch less adult videos then, the ads are just based on your internet history.:tiphat:
 

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Watch less adult videos then, the ads are just based on your internet history.:tiphat:

The ads I receive don't usually reflect my internet history. For example, I mostly get gambling ads... Though I have little interest in gambling and I'm not legally able to gamble. I also get crank libertarian political ads. And a good percentage of my targeted ads is in Spanish and Arabic.
 
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Ummm, yeah, probably an infected computer. Youll have to deal with that unfortunately.

Ive never personally seen popup ads from Youtube, that could especially be evidence of an infected computer.

If it really bothers you, feel free to go scream at the sky for a couple of minutes. Malware & adware will never really go away anyways :shrug:

Jeez, Im too young to be cynical...
 

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This is why I use Adguard 5 -- it even blocks ads in YouTube videos. It's payware but worth every cent (to me). :tiphat:

After all, "How much is your sanity worth in dollars?" :p
 
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