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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:40 am

Now available for download... v4.0


* Automatically kills Youtube video banner ads. (Use the special macro for embedded ads)

* Further improved Cookie banner removals. (Always check the online Lists.txt for recommendations)

* New Macro Menu option to reload a page with no enforcement of the EU’s Internet Privacy Law.

ie: If you visit a page which suddenly vanishes due to incompatibility with GDPR then use this feature to reload it with GDPR temporarily disabled.

* Improved the display of Response Headers.

* Many other unspecified improvements, modifications, extensions and/or bug fixes.


Special code-name for this version... "Koala on the spit" 8)


http://theclassictools.com/

That's all we have for now boys & girls... :)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:22 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:
Sorry Paphitis, I already have Firefox, Chrome, and Opera updated to the latest version and all of them get me the yellow dots, at where they pop up ads, something like a subtitle box where there's an ad. Probably your add on is actually changing windows settings? I don't know, however my Opera doesn't block ads.
Personally I prefer not to install add ons as most of them are suspicious in containing viruses, the last time I did Firefox was malfunctioning and I couldn't remember what was the last add on I installed. So I uninstalled and re-installed Firefox without add ons.

I like what you said about Vivaldi pausing tabs from loading as I do have a problem with Firefox bending my computer on it's knees after opening many tabs. I will try it, thanks. Does it lose connection to site's where you log in with a password though?? For example suppose you log in to ebay, and you open many tabs do the tabs lose connection to ebay after you pause them?


I can help you with your issues one by one.

Firstly with Opera.

Opera has an inbuilt ad blocker but you need to turn it on.

Follow these instructions to turn it on.

https://www.wikihow.com/Turn-on-or-off-the-Built‐In-Ad-blocker-Opera-Browser

Might need to copy and paste above link into your browser for it to work.

Now for Firefox and Vivaldi - get the uBlock Origin extension.

Now you will have no adds anywhere.

It's a much better system than Get Real's because what Get Real is doing is disabling the entire functionality of the internet to "feel safe". :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:32 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:Personally I prefer not to install add ons as most of them are suspicious in containing viruses, the last time I did Firefox was malfunctioning and I couldn't remember what was the last add on I installed. So I uninstalled and re-installed Firefox without add ons.



Firstly you are correct to be suspicious about some of these ad blocker addons.

There are a few on the market which do not block certain add companies they are paid by to let their adds through.

I have researched this area thoroughly and the only extension you can trust is uBlock Origin. They are open source, will block everything, and don't have any shady back room deal going with advertisers.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:53 am

Paphitis wrote:It's a much better system than Get Real's because what Get Real is doing is disabling the entire functionality of the internet to "feel safe". :lol: :lol: :lol:

:? :lol: You're an idiot... :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:56 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:It's a much better system than Get Real's because what Get Real is doing is disabling the entire functionality of the internet to "feel safe". :lol: :lol: :lol:

:? :lol: You're an idiot... :lol:


BOO!

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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:56 am

Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:It's a much better system than Get Real's because what Get Real is doing is disabling the entire functionality of the internet to "feel safe". :lol: :lol: :lol:

:? :lol: You're an idiot... :lol:

Next version will be named... "The Classic Browser: Condom edition" :mrgreen:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:00 am

kurupetos wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Paphitis wrote:It's a much better system than Get Real's because what Get Real is doing is disabling the entire functionality of the internet to "feel safe". :lol: :lol: :lol:

:? :lol: You're an idiot... :lol:

Next version will be named... "The Classic Browser: Condom edition" :mrgreen:

Kuruputaki to kapoutaki :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Pyrpolizer » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:51 pm

My biggest problem are the spam emails I get. I get about 150 per day, I placed hundreds of filters about 100 emails per day go straight to the junk folder and another about 50 in the inbox. From all those only 2-3 are normal correspondence. I got tired of adding and adding filters...
They generally work OK but sometimes good emails get filtered too, so I have to visually checked all of those.

I think the problem started when I installed Thunderbird (a by product of Firefox). I uninstalled it and returned to an old version of Outlook which supports html however the problem still persists.
I often receive Undelivered mail notifications, and when I checked the content it looks like someone else uses my email and sends junk to people that are rejected by the receiving servers as spam and returned to me

Installed Kasperky didn't find any virus or spyware. Looks to me the only solution is to change my email but I don't want to do that as it is fast and reliable given to me by my internet provider.(cablenet).
I have some more email accounts on Gmail, none of those receives any spam though!

Anyway I guess the above is irrelevant to the discussion, but if you think there's anything I can do let me know.

What is relevant though is this:
Every time I do a google search for something, let's say for cats, I will be receiving a couple of email advertisement for cat related things, medicine, cat food etc. These adds don't persists though, they last for only a few days.
It's obvious that Google gets my email from those searches, and then releases it to advertisers.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Paphitis » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:45 am

Pyro,

believe me that spam emails would piss me off.

uBlock Origin is an extension and they won’t send you a single spam email. You don’t even need to register to add the extension so they have no clue about your email or who you are. Just add it and all adds will be gone.

As for your spam, that is something else causing it.

Generic email servers are notorious for it.

Use outlook.

Or use the Vivaldi email client. It is secure and safe.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:11 am

Pyrpolizer wrote:Every time I do a google search for something, let's say for cats, I will be receiving a couple of email advertisement for cat related things, medicine, cat food etc. These adds don't persists though, they last for only a few days.
It's obvious that Google gets my email from those searches, and then releases it to advertisers.

Are you seriously asking for technical support from Paphitis? :lol: :roll:

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Pyro, are you using a custom HOSTS file or the Windows default?

If you need to lookup “HOSTS file” to answer my question then forget it… simply click on this download:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

Uncompress the archive and run the batch file it contains.

It will replace your Windows HOSTS file with a decent one that blocks countless advertising servers.

That’s your first step to protecting yourself.

NB: If you’ve got “anti-virus” programs running disable them temporarily before doing this.

Tip: If you are successful then when you come back to the Cyprus Forum it should no longer contain ads.
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