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How do I stop a site from loading video ads? It hangs up my computer.

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How do I stop Firefox from loading video ads from certain sites? They hang up my computer and I'd rather not see them.

URL of affected sites

http://forums.syfy.com/index.php?showtopic=2348219&st=120&gopid=6805775

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 8.5
  • Adobe ESD Version Manager 2.2
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • DivX Web Player version 2.0.2.39
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • NPWLPG
  • 6.0.12.1212
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Version 1.0.5, copyright 1996-2010 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 7.00 for Netscape
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6

More Information

the-edmeister
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3195 solutions 24398 answers

You can use FlashBlock to stop Flash displays from automatically loading. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/433/

Neekii 0 solutions 1 answers

I really just right click the ad and click "stop download" on the drop-menu. :/ not sure if it works for all ads though.