June 16, 2013 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #609671
Yes – they pop up all over the place. On my email, any shopping sites I use, the weather site, etc….. Really disgusting pictures on the side of my screen. It’s always bothered me but recently it has gotten MUCH WORSE!
AND NOW I see them even on YWN and other frum sites!!!! Is anyone else having this problem? I thought the frum sites have a way to block them. HELP! I can’t take it.June 16, 2013 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #959334StupendousMember
gefen, did you miss the gedolim’s admonishments regarding internet usage?June 16, 2013 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #959335writersoulParticipant
I thought YWN had their own ads… they seem to all be frum ads on my computer.June 16, 2013 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #959337alwaysmileParticipant
try downloading adblock and adblock plus (worked for me)June 16, 2013 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #959338
Bump?June 16, 2013 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #959339zahavasdadParticipant
A certain frum website had an ad for a non-kosher restaurantJune 16, 2013 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #959340
That’s funny, when I wrote bump, none of the other comments had shown up yet. So I guess we can ignore the bump post.
Stupendous – of course I’ve heard them, but you would think that on frum web sites it wouldn’t be a problem. btw – ur on here too 😉
writersoul- yeah – I used to only see kosher ads on ywn, onlysimchas, etc. but lately these others are popping up. Ichsa!!!
alwaysmile- thanks for the suggestion. I will try it. But will it prevent me from seeing things i want to, like when i’m on a shopping site or if someone sends an email with an attachment or link?June 16, 2013 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #959341CRuzerParticipant
Do what alwaysmile said. Get the AdBlock extension for Chrome or Firefox. I’ve always used it to keep my eyes pure and neshama holy, and it’s working quite well.June 16, 2013 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #959342moishykMember
yeh, try downloading adblock plus! it works for us, and its for FREEJune 16, 2013 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #959343ChortkovParticipant
I have had these on my computer for some time (constantly, even on YWN) – I sent MORE than once emails to YWN to try get rid of them, but they were there today. My filter (Windows Family Safety) blocks most of them out most of the time, but every now and again (I don’t understand why) they come up – mainly adverts to dating sites.
How do you get adblock?June 16, 2013 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #959344WIYMember
Get the adblock ad blocking app.June 16, 2013 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #959345alwaysmileParticipant
gefen: nope it won’t but even if it does there’s a setting on adblock to pause itJune 16, 2013 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #959346
Thanks to all who recommended adblock. As I said, I will IY”H try it. I have to get my son to help me with it as he is much more computer saavy than I.June 16, 2013 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #959347moishykMember
no prob! Glad we can help you!June 17, 2013 1:00 am at 1:00 am #959348recipesMember
You have spyware on your computerJune 17, 2013 1:54 am at 1:54 am #959349E-O-MParticipant
Idea- hechsher for websites. Only a matter of time. Mods get ready to hire a mashgiach temidi (if u wanna be certified glatt, pas yisroel, yoshon, Shomer shabbos, cholov yisroel, trumos and orla etc) 😛June 17, 2013 3:41 am at 3:41 am #959350nitpickerParticipant
to expand on what recipes wrote:
yes if you are getting these type of ads when on YWN,
you have malware on your computer. they are not comming from YWN, but from a rogue program.
try malwarebytes, superantispyware, or other cleaner to see if you can get rid of it.June 17, 2013 3:48 am at 3:48 am #959351mddMember
Gefen, your computer has probably been infected with a virus of sorts.June 17, 2013 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #959352ED IT ORParticipant
From a bit of experience i say:
#1 – a virus, install & run avast which is the best free at the minute.
#2 – the way adverts work is that once you have clicked 1 they will always show simirlar to attract your interests.
my advice: run antivirus and clear all cookies & cache and remove any plugins or add ons on your browser (than reinstall the ones you need and trust.)
ps. if this is a shared computer and it has not got a virus i would strongly reccomend putting a filter on as somebody is obviously using it for inappropriate content.June 17, 2013 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #959353Shticky GuyParticipant
I agree. YWN has adverts for womens clothing on mannequins that clearly display the female form. Totally inappropriate for a yeshiva site.
Also, when YWN radio plays a song that I do not like I flick over to one of several similar sites. One of them, Jewish Hits, had an ad advertising the Mormons! It said Click here to improve… I immediately emailed them approx a month ago questioning this and said if I do not receive a reply I will delete their bookmark, spread the word and bln never visit them again. And guess what – I am still waiting for a reply. Makes me wonder…
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