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Kudos0

Ad and Pop Up Blocker

I just installed NIS 2009 from NIS 2007 (with add-on pack).  I am now seeing tons of ads I have not seen before.  I cannot find the ad blocker controls to cut this function on.  Please do not tell me that NIS 2009 does not include ad blocking!  Does NIS 2009 include the ad blocking feature found in NIS 2007?

If not, Norton needs to provide ad blocking via add-on pack promptly.

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Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

No they do not have to add it on promptly. Ad blocking as been dropped since ad blocking has become a browsers job. NIS 2009 has focused on important things like spyware and virus removal. If you want to block ads and other things switch to the best and safest web browser.............Firefox.Message Edited by Dieselman743 on 11-27-2008 09:03 AM
Real Time Protection = NIS 2009 + NATBehavior Analysis = ThreatfireOn Demand = MBAM
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker


Dieselman743 wrote:
No they do not have to add it on promptly. Ad blocking as been dropped since ad blocking has become a browsers job. NIS 2009 has focused on important things like spyware and virus removal. If you want to block ads and other things switch to the best and safest web browser.............Firefox.Message Edited by Dieselman743 on 11-27-2008 09:03 AM

Correct. I would suggest you use either firefox or Opera. They both have great blockers

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

Get Firefox or Chrome. You will see a lot less ads. I don't think Norton affects popups..
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

To quote Matt_Phillips from an earlier post:

 

Ad or pop-up blocking - there have been, over the years, a number of features that customers have consistently been most concerned about, and this particular feature was not on the short list. The propagation of toolbars (from Google and Yahoo!, for example) that incorporated pop-up and add-blocking capabilities and the shift to concerns with online browsing security allowed us to shift more to our core competencies, which is security.

 

Hope this clarifies the situation.

Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker


LenovoT61B wrote:
Get Firefox or Chrome. You will see a lot less ads. I don't think Norton affects popups..

Ha. Stay away from Chrome. It fowards your browsing history, keywords, etc. to Google for "exact advertising". 

Exact Advertising is when ads are catered to the file a ad company has about you. If you search around for Norton in Chrome, you may  will see advertising related to security software, in the forms of pop-ups, banner ads, text ads, preview videos on youtube, etc.............

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Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

Hi Tech

I'm seeing this behaviour following me around,it seems to be based on country,Banking and phone companies.I use IE7.I always thought AD blocking meant just the pop up Ads,does it mean keeping ALL ads from appearing before you on the browser??

I clear my Temp internet files everytime I change sites,How would they be tracking me if Norton removes the tracking cookies???

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

JFI....

On my Vista and XP systems with IE7, I use freebie program HostsMan and the updates from MVPS and HPHosts to block thousands (65,000+) of ads and malicious websites.  It has always served me well.  This utilizes the HOSTS file of Microsoft to block these.  It further enhances system security as well...far beyond what the ad blocking in Norton did.

I use HostsMan 3.2.70 Beta 6 which is very stable both on Vista and XP. 

http://forum.abelhadigital.com/index.php?s=1f19bc8685d79b2238a28346a1136ba6&showforum=2

If you decide to try it, be sure to let it turn off the DNS Client service when you install it.  Failure to turn off DNS Client may slow down browsing. 

Message Edited by siliconman01 on 11-27-2008 11:43 PM
__Dell XPS 8700 SE with 24 gbytes RAM, Intel i7 4770 3.4 ghz, Win 8.1.1x64 Pro, 256 mSata SSD and dual 240 gbyte SSDs, cable modem, ASUS router, 2 terabyte WD My Cloud external drive, dual monitors. NIS 2014(now testing Norton Security), HostsMan V4.4.101, SWB, SAS Pro V6.0 (NR), MBAM 2.0 (NR) , Casper V8.0 Backup, Sticky Password V7, MS Office 2013 Business (local). Also use Surface Pro 8.1.1 tablet.
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

Yuk....................use OpenDNS and Firefox. Lighter,quicker and tons of more options. That HostMan has not been updated since July.Message Edited by Dieselman743 on 11-27-2008 08:55 PM
Real Time Protection = NIS 2009 + NATBehavior Analysis = ThreatfireOn Demand = MBAM
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker


trwwpp wrote:

I just installed NIS 2009 from NIS 2007 (with add-on pack).  I am now seeing tons of ads I have not seen before.  I cannot find the ad blocker controls to cut this function on.  Please do not tell me that NIS 2009 does not include ad blocking!  Does NIS 2009 include the ad blocking feature found in NIS 2007?

If not, Norton needs to provide ad blocking via add-on pack promptly.


I see that the advance scouts have already found you and told you what is wrong with your using IE7.  Well, I'm not in that camp.

There is a freebie recommended on the Microsoft Forum Site and actually referred to by Microsoft.  The freebie is called IE7Pro and you can find the link by doing a search on microsoft.com.  IE7Pro is an add-on to IE7 that contains an ad-blocker and a thousand other tools.  In terms of functionality, IE7Pro elevates IE7 to a point where, imho, it transcends Firefox.  Not that I'm knocking Firefox - I enjoy using both.

If you try it and like, please report back here.  All of us would like to know how things work out for you.

mijN360 2013, v.20.1.0.24; Win7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit), IE 9, Firefox 14, No other active securityware
Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

Does Norton's ad/pop up blocker block popups only or all advertistments?
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Kudos0

Re: Ad and Pop Up Blocker

Thanks for all your responses.  One issue with many of them is that somehow they assume I don't use Firefox.  I do use Firefox (v.3.0.4).  I'll head over to The Google and see what I can find to improve ad blocking in Firefox.

Norton's ad blocker worked REALLY WELL.  I really wish they would bring it back.  

PLEASE!!!
Kudos0

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Firefox's built in pop-up blocking is superb as well. Usually when browsing, I don't even see 1 pop-up.
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Kudos0

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Real Time Protection = NIS 2009 + NATBehavior Analysis = ThreatfireOn Demand = MBAM

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