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Some web sites depended on ad servers for money but it's going to be a problem as more and more dumps IE and start using ad blocking. There was one site that I stopped completely last year because it wouldn't load content unless I disabled adblocker (and it had been attacked with malware laced ad) and when I turned off javascript for that, I got a page with something like "oops, this site requires javascript to work" and nothing else. I sent them a message that read something like this "I will disable ad blocking software for this web site if you agree to front me $5,000 necessary for virus removal the next time one slips in via ads" Never got a response.

I liked when the only ads were jpeg and gif. No java, javascript, flash, or iframe that can be exploited to install malware. It's the only reason I use adblocker, too many reputable sites with attack ads slipped in.
    
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Some web sites depended on ad servers for money but it's going to be a problem as more and more dumps IE and start using ad blocking. There was one site that I stopped completely last year because it wouldn't load content unless I disabled adblocker (and it had been attacked with malware laced ad) and when I turned off javascript for that, I got a page with something like "oops, this site requires javascript to work" and nothing else. I sent them a message that read something like this "I will disable ad blocking software for this web site if you agree to front me $5,000 necessary for virus removal the next time one slips in via ads" Never got a response.

I liked when the only ads were jpeg and gif. No java, javascript, flash, or iframe that can be exploited to install malware. It's the only reason I use adblocker, too many reputable sites with attack ads slipped in.

adbluck plus supports IE now.
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Oh man, all 60 people must be pretty pissed.

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Vulnerability in Java, what else is new? If you have no need for Java uninstall it.

Suspicious email you really really want to open? Open it in a VM or on your smartphone. The fact that Apple users claim they don't get viruses is partially true, it's not that they don't get viruses, it's because most infections are written for Windows and not compatible with OS X/XNU.
Be surprised if they even read the title in full…

Ouch. It won't be long.
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adbluck plus supports IE now.

Is it even any good?
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Ouch. It won't be long.
Is it even any good?

it's the same as it is on chrome and firefox. works fine. we've been installing it on customer machines for months now. go to www.adblockplus.org you can even install it on android. man you guys need to get with the times.
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it's the same as it is on chrome and firefox. works fine. we've been installing it on customer machines for months now. go to www.adblockplus.org you can even install it on android. man you guys need to get with the times.

Hey quick the snarky attitude will you. I was asking a simple question.
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it's the same as it is on chrome and firefox. works fine. we've been installing it on customer machines for months now. go to www.adblockplus.org you can even install it on android. man you guys need to get with the times.

ya but why would you use ie...
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Hey quick the snarky attitude will you. I was asking a simple question.

it wasn't directed at you so much as how close minded or short sighted people on OCN can be.
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ya but why would you use ie...

Customer's don't know how to deal with more than one browser, specially when so many things pop open IE (even with other browser set to default). they also don't even know waht a web browser is, "they just click on the blue "e"". it's way easier to just set them up with ABP for IE, problem solved.
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