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    Turn Off Unwanted Sound Ads?

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    by craig dedo ·

    In the last 2 or 3 weeks, I have had problems with unwanted sound ads popping up unexpectedly while using my web browser. Often, these ads come at very inconvenient times and interfere with whatever I am trying to listen to at the time. I don’t want to be bothered with these ads and I consider them a form of spam.

    How do I find the processes that are running these voice ads? How do I turn them off? How do I prevent them from starting in the first place?

    These ads are running both on my laptop and desktop PCs. Here is some configuration information.
    Browser: Firefox 15.0.1
    Laptop OS: MS Windows Vista x64 SP2
    Desktop OS: MS Windows 7 x64

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    • #2887225

      Clarifications

      by craig dedo ·

      In reply to Turn Off Unwanted Sound Ads?

      Clarifications

    • #2887207

      disable flash or mute volume

      by jpelectron ·

      In reply to Turn Off Unwanted Sound Ads?

      You could try setting flash objects only to play manual (after click) rather then automatically….

      on Chrome/Iron: Navigate to: chrome://chrome/settings/content
      under plug-ins set to “click to play”
      under popups set to “do not allow any site to…”

      on IE: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=288223

      or, set your PC volume to Mute

      or, invest in an Internet filter that can disable ads, or one of the popular ad-block plus type of browser plug-ins.

    • #2887171

      Since you use Fire Fox, just install AdBlock Plus and Better Privacy, then

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to Turn Off Unwanted Sound Ads?

      set them up and train them to block the pop ups and ads. Better Privacy will also kill off the Flash cookies most of those types of ads use.

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