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What is this and why would I want to allow it?

Postby Faster horses » Wed May 13, 2015 11:29 am

I keep getting a pop-up at the bottom of the page that reads:
googleads.g.doubleclick.net wants to track your location. And then it has a window for 'allow.'
I just 'x' out but it keeps coming back and makes the pages jump.
Why am I getting this and what do I do about stopping it?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: What is this and why would I want to allow it?

Postby burnt » Wed May 13, 2015 3:51 pm

I run Firefox with an adblocker and no more annoying popups.

Trying to install flashblocker as well to stop those annoying gifs but haven't got it to install yet.
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Re: What is this and why would I want to allow it?

Postby burnt » Wed May 13, 2015 6:11 pm

Just did some reading and discovered that I don't want the flash block since it likely introduces malware...
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Re: What is this and why would I want to allow it?

Postby Faster horses » Wed May 13, 2015 8:50 pm

How do I find Firefox with an adblocker? Thanks, burnt.
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Re: What is this and why would I want to allow it?

Postby Silver » Thu May 28, 2015 6:10 pm

If you are using Firefox, or IE for that matter, it is a good idea to turn on tracking protection. The default setting is for it to be off. This can eliminate all sorts of problems, eliminate pop ups, cut your bandwidth usage by nearly 50%, and speed up browsing. This is according to an expert I heard on CBC radio yesterday, so I am trying now as we speak.


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