January 2nd, 2004, 03:22 PM
Like many others here I am privy to the Google toolbar. When my job forces me to run in the windows environment I use the google toolbar it does the trick. I also check my host files every couple days make sure nothing has been added.
January 2nd, 2004, 04:35 PM
Download this little program http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...d,22947,00.asp . It's called turnflash and sits in your system tray and allows you to turn on and off flash with a mouseclick. The best part is that it's tiny (7 KB).
January 2nd, 2004, 04:57 PM
I use "middleman", which is a small proxy server (Similar to Proximitron, but still updated, open source, and works on Linux).
Unfortunately the default rule set breaks AO somewhat.
To block popups, I use my browser (Galeon).
To block ads and stuff, Middleman does it for me.
Flash adverts are annoying, I currently have no solution for blocking them. Sometimes I disable flash altogether, this is not available as a browser option, but can be done quite effectively by chmod'ing the flash player (libflashplayer.so) to 0 thus preventing it from running (takes effect without a browser restart too)
January 3rd, 2004, 09:14 AM
I use the google search engine enough that I don't mind having the search line on a tool bar so I use the google toolbar and like it.
"Somehow saying I told you so just doesn't cover it" Will Smith in I, Robot
January 3rd, 2004, 02:35 PM
Gotta try "middleman", can't be a bigot..can I.. I have been useing Proxomotron for months.. Keeps the webpage load times LOW.. especially those with adds or animated gif's.. only prob is when using it with some web banking sites..(well all that I use) I middleman works here.. I will switch..maybe.. But it keeps out what ever crap you desire, pix, flash, java, animated gifs..
To find out about Proxomotron.. have search of the Tutorials.. Negetive did a great Tut on this Filter.. Neg also gives a download for it as well..
"Consumer technology now exceeds the average persons ability to comprehend how to use it..give up hope of them being able to understand how it works." - Me http://www.cybercrypt.co.nr
January 3rd, 2004, 06:17 PM
but sometimes this tools do affect the layout of the website don't they
January 3rd, 2004, 06:39 PM
I use Kerio Personal Firewall to block pop-ups and ads. Doesnt affect the layout of the page at all. Where the ad would be, it says "Ad blocked by KPF". Plus you can add your own customizable paths to block like /adframe /popup /gator /mysearch, or whatever you want.
\"Look, Doc, I spent last Tuesday watching fibers on my carpet. And the whole time I was watching my carpet, I was worrying that I, I might vomit. And the whole time, I was thinking, \"I\'m a grown man. I should know what goes on my head.\" And the more I thought about it... the more I realized that I should just blow my brains out and end it all. But then I thought, well, if I thought more about blowing my brains out... I start worrying about what that was going to do to my goddamn carpet. Okay, so, ah-he, that was a GOOD day, Doc. And, and I just want you to give me some pills and let me get on with my life. \" -Roy Waller
January 4th, 2004, 06:03 AM
I've grown accustomed to the Google toolbar. 32,953 ads blocked so far and it rarely misses a beat.
January 4th, 2004, 06:36 AM
I use History Kill. It comes with a pop up killer. Although it cost money I really like it. It is mostly a history killer that kills temp files and junk, like recent documents. The pop up killer is also nice. It will kill anything that pops up beside your main window. And if you want to see one of the pop ups, all you have to do is hold ctrl and click the link again and the pop up will pop up this time. Just my personal opinion. And I know most of you dont wanna pay, but hey.
January 4th, 2004, 06:56 AM
Ok how about when it comes to anti-spam software? What do you guys like using.
Well me personally I like this one:
It's not as easy to configure as other anti-spam software. But on the other hand once you get it configured properly you'll be surprised at how powerful it is.
But the one thing that I really like about it is that it will allow you to set up additional categories called -- buckets.
On a sidenote the more buckets that you have the longer it will take for it to begin filtering accurately.
A bucket is just what it sounds like - it's one of any number of folders that your email can be classified into. You can have one for junk mail and one for regular mail, or one for your personal email, one for work, and one for spam. It's up to you.
But overall a very nice program.