BYC SPAM....

Fat Daddy

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Dec 11, 2010
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Does the spam that starts playing on its own, and is unstoppable, lock anyone else's puter up? every time one of these horribly obnoxious adds self starts, I either slow to a crawl or lock up completely. I use 2 lap tops one for work and one at home. One runs 7 and locks completely. The other one is 3 months old and running 8, It slows to a crawl..... Im about done fighting it!
 

Ol Grey Mare

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Mar 9, 2014
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The video ads do cause some issues - generally when more than one attempts to run at the same time. What browser(s) are you using? There are ad-blockers that can help depending on the browser. The other option is the paid membership that allows you to disable ads. To me, investing a few $$ on a paid membership is worth the peaceful surfing of the site and I understand the need to do so to make up for the revenue that is "lost" when I block the ads that support the "free" use of the site.
 

Fat Daddy

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When it comes to either paying to keep spam from invading my computer or not using the site.... I choose to not use the site....
 

texan4ut

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 17, 2015
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I have the same issues. When the ad tries to start it will slow or lock up my computer. As I type this two ads are trying to start. One in spanish. Very annoying and I make a point not to buy whatever is advertised.
 

TwoCrows

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Mar 21, 2011
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Bill, you have to either download some sort of ad blocker for your browser, (these are free on line) or get a golden feather membership here on BYC so you can turn off the ads. I refuse to deal with the things. Very annoying. And yes, they will slow you down to a crawl. I have Chrome. Nice Ad Block Plus, I believe it is called. Blocks EVERYTHING all over the internet. Speeds up all your pages. Loading ads takes a ton of data and time.
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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Oregon
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When it comes to either paying to keep spam from invading my computer or not using the site.... I choose to not use the site....

That is not the only option - as I mentioned, depending on the browser you are using, there are ad blocker downloads (free) that can be used.
 

texan4ut

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 17, 2015
83
6
74
Bill, you have to either download some sort of ad blocker for your browser, (these are free on line) or get a golden feather membership here on BYC so you can turn off the ads. I refuse to deal with the things. Very annoying. And yes, they will slow you down to a crawl. I have Chrome. Nice Ad Block Plus, I believe it is called. Blocks EVERYTHING all over the internet. Speeds up all your pages. Loading ads takes a ton of data and time.

Thanks Twocrows. I downloaded Ad Blocker Plus for firefox. I can surf in peace and quiet.
 

TwoCrows

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Quote: Isn't it nice? Nobody needs all those crazy ads!
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Fat Daddy

Crowing
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Dec 11, 2010
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I appreciate all the feed back! Thanks everyone! I should have known I was not the only one it drove crazy! I added "Add Blocker Plus" and made a donation.... Have not locked up since!
 

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