Preventing unwanted advertisements i.w. PORN

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CherBear52

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 20:46
I have been increasing irritated with porn ads on this site. I finally was able to eliminate them by (on my Macbook) going to settings in Chrome, advanced and cookies. There I was able to add website addresses to and block those ads that I find offensive. I am sure that other browsers have the same feature, I had just not had to use it before! Yeah, porn free ads!!! I like that Fatsecret if free and I really don't look at most of the ads, but the one with the roach and the women's bottoms was just too much!
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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 21:46
I can't say I've ever seen a single porn ad on this site.

I mostly get Tesco and Amazon.

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 22:25
wow, and all i ever see is $6.00 T shirt guy? oh my!
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mwessinger

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 23:07
It is quite common now for websites to provide targeted adds based on your browsing history. For example, I was scoping out the Nissan corporate site recently and the adds on several of the websites I frequent were for Nissans and Nissan dealerships in my area.

So, if you share your computer with others, your recent porn ads may have more to do with their browsing habits and less to do with FatSecret. Just saying...
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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 23:32
I've never seen a porn ad. You may have a virus.
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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 23:39
Someone be using your computer.
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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 10:01
Look closely in the upper right corner of the ad. See the x ? That will close the ad. Look carefully just to the left of that x. Click on that tiny right arrow icon. It should take you to the Ad Choice page where you can block the targeted ad's web site. However, you have to do this for each new targeted ad web site you want to get rid of. Ad Choice lets you block the offending ad web site permanently. however, you must remove each offending ad web site one by one.
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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 20:47
Adblock plus
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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 07:14
Agree with mwessinger . . . . . . the ads I see are Honda and Quickbooks.
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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 13:36
I've never had porn either; a lot of Jillian and any sites I've been to myself. Then again I get some I've never been too. The personalized M&M's ad was a bit frustrating ... M&M's.... Mmmmmmm
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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 13:50
It seems like whatever I've been browsing or something close are what pops up for me. I get a lot of workout ones, but then if I google a restaurant site I may get food ads, those ones are the worst because they make me hungry. I'd check your browsing history and see who's looking at what.
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CherBear52

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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 19:30
Thanks everyone for the tips. Going to definitely look into it.
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ronwmiller

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 00:09
@CherBear52. It's likely a re-marketing Ad. Many mention seeing the same Ads over and over. These are because they showed some interest in a site or product where these Ads were initially shown. Sites like Fatsecret make money when you click on this Ad from their site. They usually don't even know what the Ad was. That's how free sites stay in business.

These Ads are usually picked up by cookies - meaning the browser downloaded a cookie at some point in the past from a site that was visited indicating that you're interested in these unwanted ads.

Several ways to get rid of them. One way, pointed out above is to deny the individual sites. Unfortunately that can take way too long to get them all. Best way is to clean your browse history and cookies. With Chrome, it should be relatively easy to dump both of these.

Here's a little background on remarketing. https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2454000?hl=en

Info on how to delete your cookies in Chrome.
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

I don't usually use the aftermarket Ad blockers because they can keep legitimate things from displaying since they use the same method.

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