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    Unhappy Pop Ups

    Help please.
    After a recent Windows update I now get advertising pop ups on this forum.
    This has happened before and a solution was found however I cannot remember what the solution was.
    I know it was something to do with a setting/settings somewhere.
    If any body can help please do.
    Thanks for your time.

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    No setting, just use AdBlock. Works a treat.

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    I had to install an ad-blocker as the site became unusable otherwise.

    I use u-Block Origin (others are available).

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    Has anyone a suggestion for an add blocker for an Android phone?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

    'Populism, the last refuge of a Tory scoundrel'.

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    Method 2 for android at the following link always worked for me. It does tend to kill some shopping links from google though which can be awkward if actively looking to buy something. YMMV though

    https://adguard-dns.io/en/public-dns.html


    There is a method for setting a spoof DNS that fools the ads and blocks them that way but I can't remember how annoyingly
    Last edited by acg; 11th June 2024 at 12:58.

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    I use uBlock Origin, but am also trying out a Pi Hole at the moment. I don't recall ever seeing popups on the site if I'm honest, even prior to them. To suggest it was brought on by a Windows Update is pretty far fetched though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    Method 2 for android at the following link always worked for me. It does tend to kill some shopping links from google though which can be awkward if actively looking to buy something. YMMV though

    https://adguard-dns.io/en/public-dns.html


    There is a method for setting a spoof DNS that fools the ads and blocks them that way but I can't remember how annoyingly
    Works for me, thanks for the advice. pop-up videos that you have to wait 5 secs was driving me nuts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Has anyone a suggestion for an add blocker for an Android phone?
    Install and use Brave browser

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctafield View Post
    I use uBlock Origin, but am also trying out a Pi Hole at the moment. I don't recall ever seeing popups on the site if I'm honest, even prior to them. To suggest it was brought on by a Windows Update is pretty far fetched though.
    The same thing happened a couple of years ago immediately after a Windows update.

    Reinstalled latest Ad Muncher and the pop ups are still appearing however they seem to be only from something called "peacock" ????
    Last edited by johnboy24; 12th June 2024 at 19:46.

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    I've had this a few times!,just seemed to go away without me doing anything!.

    Tis rather annoying tho.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    Method 2 for android at the following link always worked for me. It does tend to kill some shopping links from google though which can be awkward if actively looking to buy something. YMMV though

    https://adguard-dns.io/en/public-dns.html


    There is a method for setting a spoof DNS that fools the ads and blocks them that way but I can't remember how annoyingly
    Thanks it's worked
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

    'Populism, the last refuge of a Tory scoundrel'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    There is a method for setting a spoof DNS that fools the ads and blocks them that way but I can't remember how annoyingly
    Thinking of Pi Hole?

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    I am using Pi-hole. It's blocking most of the ads on PC or phones, not on android TV YouTube, annoyingly. It has some drawbacks, though. For example it's blocking tracking links from websites like hotukdeals or quidco. Also it needs to be manually updated every few months.

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