10-21-2015 01:30 PM
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  1. grunt0300's Avatar
    I'm getting bombarded with pop-up ads, in every forum that i go on. I need my adblocker, so it's back to Yosemite for me.
    JohnStrk likes this.
    10-19-2015 06:59 PM
  2. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    I'm getting bombarded with pop-up ads, in every forum that i go on. I need my adblocker, so it's back to Yosemite for me.
    LOL just block hosts or use ad blocker pretty simple
    10-19-2015 07:18 PM
  3. grunt0300's Avatar
    LOL just block hosts or use ad blocker pretty simple

    Ad blocker doesn't work with Windows 10.
    10-19-2015 07:22 PM
  4. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Ad blocker doesn't work with Windows 10.
    Look up hostmvp. Takes 10 seconds to install. Download, extract zip file, and run .bat as administrator.
    10-19-2015 09:13 PM
  5. grunt0300's Avatar
    Look up hostmvp. Takes 10 seconds to install. Download, extract zip file, and run .bat as administrator.

    10 seconds? I've been trying to figure it out for 10 minutes, and i'm still stumped. My "right click" doesn't have what they say it should have. I can't even figure out how to install the file.
    10-19-2015 09:40 PM
  6. grunt0300's Avatar
    Look up hostmvp. Takes 10 seconds to install. Download, extract zip file, and run .bat as administrator.

    I found this: Download- hosts.zip Right click-select-save target as. When i right click, i dont have a "save target as", only a "save" option. Is that what i need?
    10-19-2015 09:53 PM
  7. EspHack's Avatar
    when you say "windows 10" you refer to "edge" right? you can just use IE and install adblock, for me this is unusable until I have a working adblocker, just like you :p
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-19-2015 11:41 PM
  8. _Emi_'s Avatar
    I use a 180days Adguard trial. it works fine, and integrates fine with Edge. I guess when it's over we would have free extensions on Edge. But I use it because I can control what sites I want the adblocker to happen.
    but yeah using host it's useful too, no control with it, but it blocks windows store apps ads, if you don't want them.

    so yeah Edge needs it, but there are workarounds while Edge gets extension support.
    Laura Knotek and Demian Mioc like this.
    10-20-2015 12:23 AM
  9. TechAbstract's Avatar
    I found this: Download- hosts.zip Right click-select-save target as. When i right click, i dont have a "save target as", only a "save" option. Is that what i need?
    Save the zip file. Open the zip file. Run the mvps.bat file inside the zip file. It will ask to extract to a folder. Extract all those files. Right click mvps.bat file and run as administrator.
    10-20-2015 01:07 AM
  10. grunt0300's Avatar
    when you say "windows 10" you refer to "edge" right? you can just use IE and install adblock, for me this is unusable until I have a working adblocker, just like you :p
    No. I've partitioned the hard drive on my MacBook Pro. 350gbs. for Mac, and 150gbs for Windows 10. My internet browser is Firefox, as Edge blows, and my homepage is MSN.
    10-20-2015 08:15 AM
  11. elindalyne's Avatar
    What ads are you trying to block that adblock isn't blocking for you?
    10-20-2015 08:24 AM
  12. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Search edgeadblock or just go to edgeadblock.com, even though it says edge adblock, it blocks ads in all browser and apps utilizing host file. Time required: 10 seconds.
    10-20-2015 08:36 AM
  13. 920Walker's Avatar
    Modifying the Hosts file has been great except one problem with blocking access to my account with one major US bank website; a spinning loading circle forever. I've yet to find the URL(S) being blocked in the MVP hosts list and have been swapping between the original Hosts and MVP when access the account is needed. It is worth the slight aggravation.
    10-20-2015 08:48 AM
  14. grunt0300's Avatar
    What ads are you trying to block that adblock isn't blocking for you?

    Mostly from a company called AdChoices. Maybe i'm crazy, but MSFT should have done a more thorough job on Windows 10 before releasing it to the general public.
    10-20-2015 08:49 AM
  15. elindalyne's Avatar
    Mostly from a company called AdChoices. Maybe i'm crazy, but MSFT should have done a more thorough job on Windows 10 before releasing it to the general public.
    Considering an OS is just an OS and shouldn't make decisions on what ads are served up in browsers I don't think you have a leg to stand on in this argument....
    realwarder and amcluesent like this.
    10-20-2015 09:01 AM
  16. 920Walker's Avatar
    MS should at least include IE in the all apps list. Some users may not be aware it is still there. Does it even exist in W10 standard home, non-pro version? I had to install it in Pro, or at least set it up from a pre-installed file.
    10-20-2015 09:06 AM
  17. elindalyne's Avatar
    MS should at least include IE in the all apps list. Some users may not be aware it is still there. Does it even exist in W10 standard home, non-pro version? I had to install it in Pro, or at least set it up from a pre-installed file.
    Why? The goal is to get people to use their new product. While it might annoy a few, the majority of people won't notice the difference.
    10-20-2015 09:12 AM
  18. 920Walker's Avatar
    Why? The goal is to get people to use their new product. While it might annoy a few, the majority of people won't notice the difference.
    Those that do notice a difference may switch to other browsers. Ad blocking is one thing even most novices apply to browsing.
    10-20-2015 09:18 AM
  19. grunt0300's Avatar
    Those that do notice a difference may switch to other browsers. Ad blocking is one thing even most novices apply to browsing.
    Exactly. That's why i'm staying with Firefox, until Edge gets their act together.
    10-20-2015 09:23 AM
  20. elindalyne's Avatar
    There's a reason IE was and still is the dominant desktop browser. People just don't care.
    10-20-2015 09:28 AM
  21. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Download chrome, get adblock plus from chrome web store. Problem solved. I just saved you a lot of money on an Apple product. Can I get a small percentage of your savings?
    10-20-2015 10:05 AM
  22. grunt0300's Avatar
    Download chrome, get adblock plus from chrome web store. Problem solved. I just saved you a lot of money on an Apple product. Can I get a small percentage of your savings?

    HaHaHa. What are you smoking? Giving up Firefox for Chrome, is like giving up a Cadillac, for a "Smart Car". Chrome is only one notch above Edge.
    920Walker likes this.
    10-20-2015 10:37 AM
  23. elindalyne's Avatar
    You do realize there's adblock for FF too right?
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../adblock-plus/
    10-20-2015 10:46 AM
  24. grunt0300's Avatar
    You do realize there's adblock for FF too right?
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../adblock-plus/
    OK, let's go over this one more time. Firefox is great. When i use it on the Yosemite(Apple) side of my MacBook Pro, i can use all my extensions and my ABP ad blocker. When i use Firefox on the Windows 10(MSFT) side of my MacBook Pro, all my Firefox extensions, INCLUDING ABP ad blocker, are disabled. The culprit is Windows 10, not Firefox, not Bing, not MSN, and not Google. My laptop is mid 2010, so i will be looking for a Dell, Surface, Lenovo, etc., but not until they get Windows 10 straightened out. If Apple, yes i said that name, can make a quality product, so can MSFT. I'm done with this thread.
    Tom Snyder and 920Walker like this.
    10-20-2015 11:08 AM
  25. elindalyne's Avatar
    Um....ff.png

    It's not a Windows 10 problem. Have you attempted to update your extensions or your firefox?
    amcluesent likes this.
    10-20-2015 11:38 AM
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