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happyhacker

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I have a reasonably fast Win 7 Pro laptop but I am constantly annoyed when loading the PC Advisor pages. Especially so when I got that flashy ad which I didn't want and had to wait several seconds for it to finish before I could close it. There is just too much stuff flashing around on the page.

Please do something or I will stop coming to this website!

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Al94

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The mobile site isn't rendering properly this weekend for me.

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rdave13

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Install (free version) Spywareblaster, click here, update and enable all protection. You'll see a difference.

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Pine Man

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wee eddie

There isn't an ad blocker in IE10 but I installed the following in Manage Add-Ons/Tracking Protection.

Name- Fanboy. Status- Enabled. Address http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/ie/fanboy-tracking.tpl

Name- EasyList. Status- Enabled. Address http://easylist-msie.adblockplus.org/easylist.tpl

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¿ unsure ¿

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wee eddie

To see how PCA should open in IE10

With Internet Explorer open

press F12

to open the developers tool bar

select the disable tab

tick the script option

close the developer tool

and try the PCA web site.

Only thing is it disables all sites.

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finerty

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morddwyd The ads pay for the site, and enable it to remain free. Could you give us abreakdown on the how much profit PCA is amking to cover its costs??

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john bunyan

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finerty

How on earth do you expect a forum user to know the details you ask for? Are you not grateful that PCA has a free forum that we can enjoy? I am sorry but I dissociate myself from such posts.

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bumpkin

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finerty, I don't like ads anymore than anyone else but PCA is not a charity and it needs to make a profit like any other business.

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rdave13

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Again, install Spywareblaster to get rid of the side and animated ads. The most annoying. By all means click on the Ads left in view. I do, now and again, so it helps the site to keep going. The only annoying part of that is when you click on the ad, it opens in the same tab.

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Forum Editor

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Let me apologise quite openly for the problem people have been having with a particularly intrusive Microsoft Office 365 ad. It has driven us mad as well, and we're doing what we can to limit its appearance, consistent with meeting our contractual obligations.

That's not a perfect answer, I know, but the truth is we are lumbered with the ad in the short term. I'm really sorry, but our hands are tied on this one.

Ads in general have been a source of complaint for a long time, and if we had our perfect world there would be no need for them. Unfortunately I doubt that all of you would be prepared to get your wallets out and pay the very considerable cost of running the site, so we're going to have to continue to fund it with advertising revenue. I promise you that Simon, Matt and I will do our level best to ensure that there's a minimum of intrusion, but we have to acknowledge our advertisers' right to promote their products and services - they've paid for space, and we must provide it.

We know it isn't ideal, but it's the plain unvarnished truth.

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rdave13

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The 'local', ads appear to me on IE without add-blockers. The one's to the right of the page. I don't get the ad area to right or left of the page, the column reserved for these advertisements, usually coloured differently.

Again, if you use IE install Spywareblaster.

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