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Offline man99

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How to block popup ads
« on: December 29, 2009, 08:26:25 AM »
Hi,

How can I use Avast to block popup / popunder ads? I am talking about those ads that will pop up in a new browser window when you are surfing the net.

I am using firefox and it does not block this kind of ads.

Thanks

Offline Vladimyr

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Re: How to block popup ads
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 10:54:37 AM »
The web shield will block links to malicious content but avast! does not block popups just because they pop up.
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Offline YoKenny

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Re: How to block popup ads
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 11:25:58 AM »
Block the sites that are known to produce pop up ads with the HOSTS file.

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

I use hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files managed by HostsMan:
http://www.abelhadigital.com <== I use HostsMan 3.2.71 Beta7
E5200 2.5GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, avast! V9.0 Free, IE10
P4 2.8GHZ, 1.5GB RAM, 40GB HD, XP Pro SP3 32bit, avast! V9.0 Free, Google Chrome
with hpHosts, MVPS HOSTS files, SpeedFan, WinPatrol PLUS

Offline TwoShoes

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Re: How to block popup ads
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 04:38:46 PM »
You can also try the Adblock Plus add-on in Firefox.

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Re: How to block popup ads
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 04:41:08 PM »
Hi,

How can I use Avast to block popup / popunder ads? I am talking about those ads that will pop up in a new browser window when you are surfing the net.

I am using firefox and it does not block this kind of ads.

Thanks

I haven't had a single pop-under ad with firefox and the firefox adblock plus add-on.

Personally I have never liked using the hosts file for anything, mine is still virginal unchanged since this system was purchased.
Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ WinXP ProSP3/ avast! free 2015 10.2.2215 R2/ Outpost Firewall Pro9.1/ Firefox 36.0.3, NoScript, RequestPolicy/ MailWasher Pro/ DropMyRights/ MalwareBytes AntiMalware Premium 2.0.4/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security