Inappropriate ads being served

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  1. zhenya

    zhenya Active Member

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    Recently I've been getting ads served here that I consider inappropriate for work. It's only this site, and only in the last couple of weeks. I use this site primarily to keep up to date with the Surface for work purposes, and would appreciate not having ads shown that I would feel uncomfortable having my coworkers see.
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you use one of the available ad blockers? AKA Tracking Lists in IE.

    hmm, thought I posted this earlier but it was hanging as a draft..
     
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    Generally I do, but I am now using Edge so am at the mercy of what Microsoft provides. Still seems like a surprising suggestion from the admins of the site!
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    For adblocking in W10 with Edge the Hosts file method is all there is for now... nit it's effective.

    See mvpshosts I just use the file from Hosts.zip without doing anything else. Rename the hosts file in windows\system32\drivers\etc\ to save it and paste the new one in. Done.

    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
     
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    El Chorizo Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you get screenshots of the inappropriate ads. Also make sure you are logged in, you will see some ads as a guest that you won't see if you are logged in.
     
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