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how do I block "ads not by this site" from appearing ?

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Ads appear on pages being viewed eg. MSN. How can these be blocked since they generally appear over text so it's not readable.

Ads appear on pages being viewed eg. MSN. How can these be blocked since they generally appear over text so it's not readable.

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Javascript

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Graphics

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Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
Amit Kumar Thakur
  • Locale Leader
70 solutions 859 answers
you should use this addon: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/]
philipp
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5315 solutions 23470 answers

hello, there are adware extensions in your profile - please try to reset firefox and see if this can address the issue...

Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

hello, there are adware extensions in your profile - please try to [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems|reset firefox]] and see if this can address the issue... [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]]
Giedrius_M 15 solutions 158 answers

You have malware/adware. Reset Firefox or scan with MSE, Hitman Pro or other anti-malware capable program. Ads Not by this site is not that harmless, as it collects both info about sites you visit and displays advertisements.

You have malware/adware. Reset Firefox or scan with MSE, Hitman Pro or other anti-malware capable program. [http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-ads-not-by-this-site Ads Not by this site is not that harmless], as it collects both info about sites you visit and displays advertisements.
sillymoy 1 solutions 19 answers

Helpful Reply

What you need to do is remove an extension called Service x86. There are of course more such extensions, a short list is available here:

http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2013/01/remove-ads-not-by-this-site.html

However, I'm pretty sure it's the Service x86 because I didn't see any other extension than this in a past few days. This one is being distributed rather actively. By the way, they all use the same pattern so maybe it would be a good idea for FF to block the whole "family" of these extensions.

And one more thing, if you won't remove the culprit, I mean adware that installed this extension, it will probably come back even if you reset FF. You may use a free tool called AdwCleaner to remove adware from your computer. Of course, you can use any other if you wish.

What you need to do is remove an extension called Service x86. There are of course more such extensions, a short list is available here: http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2013/01/remove-ads-not-by-this-site.html However, I'm pretty sure it's the Service x86 because I didn't see any other extension than this in a past few days. This one is being distributed rather actively. By the way, they all use the same pattern so maybe it would be a good idea for FF to block the whole "family" of these extensions. And one more thing, if you won't remove the culprit, I mean adware that installed this extension, it will probably come back even if you reset FF. You may use a free tool called AdwCleaner to remove adware from your computer. Of course, you can use any other if you wish.
velvasi 0 solutions 2 answers

Try this working tutorial working tutorial.

Try this [http://www.techtipsforall.com/2013/03/remove-ads-not-by-this-site.html working tutorial] working tutorial.
velvasi 0 solutions 2 answers

or this working video

or this working [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IboGovrkfjE video]