Do you use Ad blocking software?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by guy2, Aug 3, 2005.

Do you use Ad blocking software?

  1. Yes, for all sites

    28 vote(s)
  2. Yes, for sites with obnoxious advertising

    4 vote(s)
  3. Yes, except for a few select sites

    7 vote(s)
  4. I used to, but no longer

    1 vote(s)
  5. No, but am planning to

    0 vote(s)
  6. No and have no plans to

    7 vote(s)
  1. genomik


    I will look into that next time I am doing some utilities stuff. Fortunately (or not) I do not go to many sites anymore that have pop-ups. A year ago i went to a legitimate Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, a pop up appeared, when I clicked it it said "You have been phucked" It screwed my Active X up, I was able to do XP rollback to solve it, but now i am very, VERY paranoid about surfing to sites that i do not trust or pay for. Now there are keystroke logging programs out there that might be installed in some similar way. The LAST thng I want is for my brokerage account info to get to Russia or China.......

    I think most pop ups are soooo 2001 technology, like x10. Most ads with them I think piss off potential clients more than they are worth!

    A well designed website will not have anything important in tham now in general.

    At any rate, thanks for the accelerator idea.
    #11     Aug 21, 2005
  2. The one popup that always gets around is that damn one from the DrudgeReport site lol.
    #12     Aug 21, 2005
  3. guy2


    A company called Netcraft ( I think) provide a toolbar that will warn you if you try and enter a phishing web site by mistake which might make your browsing experience a bit safer. I think that it also has some other safety features as well as the usual pop-up blocker.
    #13     Aug 21, 2005