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Some of you may or may not know about this program called GHOSTERY.   I just heard about it on the news, and I thought I should investigate it.  Well (for myself) I found out that it works well, when your being bugged by other trackers.   So I called a brother from my hall and he said yes, he uses it on his computer .  Well, since I downloaded it, the traffic on my vistied web pages has been wonderful.  I don't have that feeling that all these "eyes" are tracking me.    If it helps anyone in here, look into it.  So far, its helped me out.  I downloaded it on Google Chrome, and Firefox.  Now I can go on my websites, without some mental pop up or dumb advertisement showing up on my screen.   

 

Alerts users about the web bugs, ad networks and widgets on visited web pages.  

 

(I had the brother do it for me, am not a computer wiz like some of you friends in here!  He got on my p.c. from his home, did it all right there, without me touching my mouse or screen.)  It works great!  It's really nice when I can go to JW.ORG and not have some mental pop ups, and advertisements (yes they popped up on JW.ORG) on Jehovah's site!   Check it out before you do anything.  Like this one person said somewhere in these forums, don't assume.  check it out first

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Same here, with Adblock and Chrome. If you've got a decent anti-virus, along with Windows Defender in newer versions of Windows, you should be fine if you stay on safe sites. It won;t hurt to have more, but it may cause your web pages to load slower. 

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Joao, when I use Mozilla Firefox, and go to JW. ORG, pull up a WT article, and it has this light blue underline for certain words, like the word MONEY.  When I put my arrow on it, a ad pops up, "LENDING TREE."  But when I use Google Chrome, and go to JW.ORG, I pull up a WT article, and there are no blue lines and nothing pops up.   I have always used Firefox as my browser and never had any problems, till about a month ago.   I thought I had a virus, so I had that checked out and there was none, but when the brother did a test with something called CCLEANER, he found all kinds of crazy things, and so he started that CCLEANER, and it goes automatically.  The Ghostery, does the same thing.  it tells me who is trying to track me, and it stops all those stupid adds.   I have it on Mozilla Firefox too, it finds out who is tracking me, and blocks them, but it doesn't block the ad's in sentences, whether it's the news, or JW.ORG.   Crazy!  So I use Chrome, to get on JW.ORG, and no ad's.   But if I go to Firefox, there's plenty.  And my pop up blocker is on, but still I get junk.   Am going to use Grumpy's wife, suggestion and download this adblock and try this too.   In order for me to get on this site, I have to use Chrome, but when I tried with Mozilla Firefox, I couldn't get on.  Its the nuttiest thing I have ever had on a browser!   With Mozilla, I can send link pages through email, but I can't with Chrome.  There's an option on the right hand side, but it doesn't have this feature.  I would rather stay on Mozilla Firefox, but there's to much junk popping up, all sorts of ad's.  I want to be careful, because on JW.ORG, when using Mozilla Firefox, a ad pop up, on a word that was underlined and in blue, it was almost pornographic.  I X'd that out in a flash!   I even had the brother who helps me with the computer, check it out and he was really shocked!   So he pulled up Google Chrome for me, and said to use this instead of the Mozilla.  So now I do keep two browsers.   Thanks for your help all of you who have contributed to this problem!  


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Ok I understand now what you meant

I've seen it before after instaling some shareware soft. It happens that some programs bring with them Internet explorer or chrome or firefox extensions that exchange the default behaviour of the browser... Including the things you mentioned.

This change is so persistent that the only solution

I found was to uninstal the browser, get rid of all the traces of it using regcleaner (or even manually using regedit) and instaling again

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Yes, I mentioned Ghostery in a post back in May.

 

Mine works just fine with Firefox. I might also add, I have NEVER had any tracking or ad link on jw.org - not sure why you would.

 

I also use CCleaner, Toolbar Cleaner and a couple more programs from Piriform - I use the free stuff.

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When you install software from the internet, you should always choose "advanced" instead of the simple install because you can say NO to the extra stuff they want to install, like toolbars etc. You could also use "Advanced System Care" and clean up your computer and fix your registry. You must have something in your computer that is triggering these pop-up's.

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... when I use Mozilla Firefox, and go to JW. ORG, pull up a WT article, and it has this light blue underline for certain words, like the word MONEY.  When I put my arrow on it, a ad pops up, "LENDING TREE." 

 

 

OK ... I went to jw.org using my Mozilla Filrefox. I brought up several articles, some from the WT and some of the "Internet" articles. The only "links" I found were the ones to other places on the jw.org website - like scriptures and links to other articles/information about Jehovah, Jesus, etc.

 

They were "blue" but they were not underlined. When I "hover" over them, they will become underlined, but they did not "pop-up" anything. If I click on one, it takes me to the appropriate place on the jw.org site.

 

If you are having "third-party" things pop-up on the jw.org site, you must have some third-party software on your computer. You may want to do more than just run Ghostery and really "clean" your system.


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Funny, when I tried Chrome, I did not like that one. I use both Firefox and IE, and they both work fine for me ... It is just that Ghostery does not seem to work for IE.

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Hello all.  I called the brother who does things for my pc, and I told him what you all said and suggested.  He didn't recommend the regcleaner, and one other one, but he did add Sister Grumpy's ADBLOCK, and guess what!!!!! IT WORKED!  I can now use my Mozilla browser, and go to JW.ORG and when I now open it, I don't see those stupid blue highlighted words with the underline.    Chrome, I still have it, it will be used for "just in case" use.  But am so happy that I can now have my Mozilla back!   Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions!   Thank you my sister!

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