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I want to stop the ads/videos that keep popping up while I'm browsing.

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I keep seeing ads at the top of my screen; additional windows come up with ads; and I get video ads at the lower right of my screen. This is all relatively new. Appeared after an update a few months ago. VERY ANNOYING!!! I really want this to stop, once and for all. Thanks in advance, for your help.

I keep seeing ads at the top of my screen; additional windows come up with ads; and I get video ads at the lower right of my screen. This is all relatively new. Appeared after an update a few months ago. VERY ANNOYING!!! I really want this to stop, once and for all. Thanks in advance, for your help.

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the-edmeister
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FredMcD
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Adblock Plus {web link} Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more. Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).

'''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ Adblock Plus]''' {web link} Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more. Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).

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I was cautiously optimistic. I think Adblock Plus worked to block the annoying YouTube ads, but not the "banner type" that drop down across the top of the screen. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

I was cautiously optimistic. I think Adblock Plus worked to block the annoying YouTube ads, but not the "banner type" that drop down across the top of the screen. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
FredMcD
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I found that AdBlock, and it's brothers, keep all ads away from me. Try it. There are also other blocking programs.

Forum; Adblock Plus Homepage {web link}

Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon {web link} Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon extends the blocking functionality of Adblock Plus to those annoying pop-up windows that open on mouse clicks and other user actions.

Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus {web link} Fight the text ads! Element Hiding Helper is a companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier.

I found that AdBlock, and it's brothers, keep all ads away from me. Try it. There are also other blocking programs. Forum; '''[https://adblockplus.org/forum/ Adblock Plus Homepage]''' {web link} '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus-pop-up-addon/ Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon]''' {web link} Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon extends the blocking functionality of Adblock Plus to those annoying pop-up windows that open on mouse clicks and other user actions. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/elemhidehelper/ Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus]''' {web link} Fight the text ads! Element Hiding Helper is a companion extension for Adblock Plus meant to make creating element hiding rules easier.