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W8, Firefox, best popup blocker?

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Jux Tue 12-Nov-13 18:33:49

Also ad blockers etc!

Bro has given me his 'spare' laptop, running W8. It is so slow I can hardly bear to use it, due to unwanted scripts running and popups and general junk.

I can't find the popup blocker I used on my W7 machine - I can't actually remember what it was called anyway, but none of them look or sound familiar. I've got AdBlock in what ever incarnation it's in now, which has helped.

I am beset by rubbish clogging things up which I've never seen before - a load of ad spaces in between threads on I'm On for instance. Scrolling a thread is almost impossible as it is slowed down by heaven knows what.

How on earth do I get back to my peaceful, ad-free existence?

Reinstall W8 from scratch, if you can.

If not, run MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware.

Jux Tue 12-Nov-13 21:36:27

I'd forgotten about those two! Of course, I've had them on every machine since before XP!

Thanks. (Can't reinstall.)

Chanatan Tue 12-Nov-13 22:06:13

might be worth running ccleaneras well.
If its really slow,try using opera for browsing,uses far less memory than Firefox,also popups should be blocked by browser.

Jux Thu 14-Nov-13 13:47:52

Thank you. I've done it all, and it's much better. MN is usable again, my life is complete wink


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