I just loaded up examiner.com on my unprotected browser and was shocked what I was pummeled with.
- First, there was a giant header banner that popped into my window. I stopped and "closed" that.
- Then a new video window popped up that I closed.
- Then a video in the lower left corner of my screen popped up, so I closed that.
- Then it dawned on me why YouTube videos are embedded in websites, as I had to pull an ad that popped up over the YouTube vid.
- And then there was an ad IN the YT video.
AND this was all in the first 22 seconds of the 2-min video.
WTF, does everyone out there always put up with this bullshit?
The above was part of my browsing experience with my Chrome browser. Normally I use FireFox with the addons NoScript and AdBlock active.
I went to a Chrome BB to see about NoScript. One poor fool asked if there was a NoScript equivalent for Chrome. The poor guy was slammed with a bunch of replies NOT related to his question. WTH is up with programmer wannabes that have to show off instead of answering a guys question? Wow.
After tooling around my answers I found a few options and one of them was
I have seen suggestions for ScriptNo (ScriptSafe) (3.97 rating after 929 votes) and a thing called "HTTP Switchboard." But I'm going to run with AdBlock for a while.
According to 'Make Use Of,' the better security and privacy extensions include (user rating/# of ratings)
- AdBlock Plus (4.47 / 76,393)
- Ghostery (4.78 / 7055)
- WOT (4.59 / 4,652) (Adds trust ratings to search results)
- Proxy SwitchySharp (4.75 / 4800+)
They have more, but these are the relevant extensions and such that I am focused on.
What I find is how the Google Store is pretty distracting on that front page. So I clicked the four stars and up option and suddenly I have a distinct list of favored extensions, addons and what not. So I tried the 'five star' option.
I just wish I could sort this page by number of reviews. That would be the telling filter, would it not?
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