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Anonymous
August 6, 2004 2:12:21 PM

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I installed WebWasher with the impression that blocked banners ads and
anoying scripts that run on web pages. I am using the Google popup
blocker and it works fine. However, I can still see frames with ads
that are very distracting even though WebWasher seems to be running
perfectly. Are there particular settings that need to be made. I am
not very familiar with the terminology that is being presented to me
on the WebWasher program page. Under Proxy Engine I have Client
checked. Under Standard Filter, I have all checked except Popup
Blocker (which is covered by Google). Under privacy I have nothing
checked as I have another cookie program working with that. Does
WebWasher really cut out Advertisements a la Norton Internet Firewall
(which I have had too many problems with) where under the word
"Advertisement" on a page, nothing but whitespace appears. If not,
what is the program of choice (preferably freeware) that I might use
to accomplish this. Thank you for any help with this.

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Anonymous
August 6, 2004 10:38:11 PM

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ewestin@yahoo.com (Edward Westin) wrote:

> I installed WebWasher with the impression that blocked banners ads and
> anoying scripts that run on web pages.

I'm using WebWasher too, works fine :-)

> However, I can still see frames with ads that are very distracting even
> though WebWasher seems to be running perfectly.

Have you tried manually adding the sources of the banner ads to the
filter list?

> Are there particular settings that need to be made.

Set your browser so that it checks http://127.0.0.1:8080/proxyconf for
the proxy configuration... other than that, try adding the sites of the
banner ads (Doubleclick.com etc.) to the URL-Filter list.

Juergen Nieveler
--
Women are like watches: The finer the movement, the better the time
Anonymous
August 8, 2004 4:06:50 PM

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Edward Westin wrote:
> I installed WebWasher with the impression that blocked banners ads and
> anoying scripts that run on web pages.
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